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Changing what's possible in art
Painter delivers a highly realistic digital painting experience that is unmatched by any other software. Using tools that look and feel just like their real-life counterparts, students will thrive in this environment that encourages experimentation without involving time-consuming and expensive corrections. Painter is a popular and effective way for students to develop their fine art skills and push the boundaries of their creativity.
Painter provides an environment that nurtures experimentation and creative thinking. Students can experiment with color, composition theory and different painting styles, and fix mistakes at the click of a button. They can keep it simple and create amazing art with just a few tools, or build their own brushes, and explore and customize dozens of watercolors, paints, textures and other media. Plus, using Painter in the classroom prepares students to work with the leading digital painting studio, frequently used in today's graphics and entertainment industries. Learning Painter today will give your students key art and design skills to help them differentiate themselves and build their careers of tomorrow.
Who Uses Painter?
Painter is a key creative tool in interactive design, game development, industrial design, architecture and more.
These artists work in advertising & graphics firms, entertainment, gaming & manufacturing industries. They combine the digital art software of Painter with traditional art & design techniques to create characters, animations, special effects, sets, & any creative concept they can dream of, more efficiently than ever. Their results can be seen in movies, television programs & computer games.
Designers and illustrators
Many of the world's foremost commercial illustrators and graphic designers work for publishing, advertising and manufacturing firms, or in freelance capacities. They rely on Painter for the depth and power of its digital art tools and its ability to help them vividly capture their creative vision for use in books, magazines, comics, manga (Japanese comics/anime), textiles and other commercial projects.
Many fine artists work in entertainment, publishing, non-profit and freelance industries, using Painter as their primary medium. Their works appear in museums, commercial art galleries, corporate collections, private homes and entertainment productions—all proof that digitally created art is a recognized and coveted medium on the world art stage.
Professional photographers often work for publishing & advertising companies, at photography studios, or for themselves shooting weddings & portraits. Painter is key to differentiating their work, giving them new tools & leading natural media capabilities that enhance their photos & help them to produce polished & unique results. Painter also opens up new art forms, such as photo painting, helping to generate additional revenue opportunities.
Students and teachers of art & design
As Painter has proven to be an integral resource in art, design, photography, publishing, industrial and entertainment careers, it is a true asset for all budding artists and correspondingly an important component for every art curriculum.
How does Painter enhance design workflows?
Painter is the perfect complement to industry-standard tools, such as Wacom drawing tablets, allowing artists to digitally paint while preserving the traditional flow between hand and brush. File and color support for Adobe Photoshop also lets Painter users transform photo files into more artistic creations.
Must-see NEW features in FREE 12.1 Update (Painter 12 customers only)
New and Improved Brush Sharing and Management - Easily share brushes, save valuable design time. Simply post to a file system, then email, post online or share via a USB memory device. The receiver can double click on the file to launch Painter 12 and automatically import the brush, category or brush library.
Enhanced Live Brush Stroke Preview - Get a sneak peek of an exact brush stroke before you paint the canvas! The enhanced preview feature brings the selected color into the stroke preview. If any brush attributes have changed, the edits will show up in the brush preview window.
New Moving and Copying Brush Variants within a Library - Updated brush variants and category creation bring more design flexibility and fewer steps when saving variants. Now, you can quickly move or copy a brush variant to any category by simply dragging the variant within the brush selector.
New Workspace Management - Workspaces can now be deleted! An active workspace that is being deleted will allow you to select another workspace or a default workspace. In addition, brush libraries can also be removed from Painter 12.
Enhanced Color Mixer Palette - Import a RIFF, PSD, JPG, PNG or TIFF file with custom colors, using the mixer pad import feature. This handy tool gives you the ability to pull a color collection from any source and start using it as a baseline color mixer.
New and improved drag and drop support for panels - Panels can now be dragged and dropped to the exact location you need them in your workspace. Plus, enjoy fine grained control over panel placement within a palette.
New Panel Resizing and Panel Presentation Options - Improved usability allows for panel resizing and the ability to hide context specific information on individual panels. If three dots are visible, you can resize the panel without impacting other panels in the same palette.
Enhanced Adobe Photoshop Plug-in Support - Take advantage of 3rd party Photoshop plug-ins on Mac (32-bit) and 32- or 64-bit Windows.
- Corel Painter 12 – Mac OS and Windows versions
- Libraries of unique gradients, nozzles, patterns, stock photos, paper textures and brushes
- Getting Started Guide (printed & PDF versions)
- Online videos and tutorials
- HTML Help files (Windows)
- Apple Help files (Mac)
- 7 Downloadable workspaces
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows® XP (32-bit edition), with the latest Service Packs installed
- 1 GHz processor or higher
- 1 GB RAM
- 600 MB hard disk space for application files*
- 1280 x 800 screen resolution
- Mouse or tablet
- DVD drive
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or higher
Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
- Mac OS® X 10.5 or 10.6 (with latest revision)
- Intel® Core™ Duo
- 1 GB RAM
- 300 MB of HD space for application files
- 1280 x 800 screen resolution
- Mouse or tablet