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Corel Painter 12

Corel Painter 12

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 Overview 

Overview

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FREE 12.1 update! (Painter 12 customers only)
New feature enhancements to enrich your painting experience

CorelR Painter? 12 is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressive drawing tools, lifelike Natural-MediaR brushes and the most realistic digital painting experience. With its impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils, watercolors and more, there are no limits to what you can create! And thanks to extensive file support, you can also build upon projects you've started in other programs, making Painter a great complement to AdobeR PhotoshopR. This latest version helps artists evolve their creative possibilities more than ever! See it for yourself with a free trial—Painter is changing what's possible in art.

Most realistic digital painting experience

Painter’s RealBristle? brushes represent a major milestone for digital painting, reproducing the movement and feeling of traditional art on canvas when paired with a graphics tablet.

Progressive digital art capabilities

Exciting new Kaleidoscope and Mirror painting features let you create electrifying patterns and colors on canvas, leveraging the symmetry, speed and precision of mirrored planes. This Kaleidoscope painting capability is exclusive to Painter!

Designed for comfort

Painter 12 offers seven different workspaces, designed to make new users, AdobeR PhotoshopR users, photographers, concept artists and others feel at home. Choose the workspace that’s right for you, or create your own as you go along.

Perfect complement to other software and hardware

Photoshop support lets you easily work with Photoshop files and correctly preserve colors and layers when transferring files from Photoshop to Painter. Support for the latest pen tablets from WacomR gives you exceptional freedom of movement.



Painter rocks the art world

In honor of Painter’s milestone 20th anniversary, artists from around the world have created video vignettes to share their favorite Painter tools and techniques. Dive into the heart of their art and discover just what makes Painter rock for them!


View the Painter Art Gallery to see what else can be done!

 What's New 

What's New


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 AdobeR PhotoshopR Plug-in Support

Take advantage of 3rd party PhotoshopR plug-ins on Mac (32-bit) and 32- or 64-bit Windows.

Download the Painter 12.1 Update now


New in Painter 12

New interface

Welcome to comfort! An interface refresh streamlines brush selection, image navigation, libraries, color controls and image set up to make the workspace more intuitive and quicker to navigate—changes that will especially appeal to people familiar with the AdobeR PhotoshopR environment. This streamlined approach will also significantly reduce the learning curve for new users.

New Workspaces

Painter 12 introduces 7 custom workspaces to help artists from all backgrounds quickly familiarize themselves with Painter. Choose from the following workspaces, created by the Painter team and Masters: What’s New, Photoshop User, Creativity, Concept Sketching, Illustration, Portrait & Collage and Watercolor.

Enhanced speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!

Ready, set, go! Brush performance is 3 to 5 times faster, while a range of Painter tasks, such as opening files and flattening, flipping or blurring images is up to 3 times faster than Painter 11.

New Kaleidoscope painting

Create electrifying kaleidoscope effects on canvas with this exciting new tool that only exists in Painter 12! Use your choice of media to paint transfixing patterns and colors, using three to 12 mirrored planes.

New Mirror Painting

Save time as you paint with perfect precision! This new tool copies every stroke you make onto the opposite side of your canvas. You choose whether it’s mirrored horizontally, vertically or both. It’s double the fun in half the time!

New Real Watercolor & Real Wet Oil tools

Achieve the most authentic results! New Real Watercolor brushes blend and dry more realistically than any other watercolor brush. New Real Wet Oil brushes offer the perfect solution for blending and painting flowing colors. Add solvents to the canvas for even more control.

Enhanced brush tracking

Customize Painter to remember your touch. Brush tracking is an amazing feature that lets you instantly program Painter to remember your preferred brush speed and pressure sensitivity for each individual brush!

New temporal Color Changer palette

A handy addition, the new Color Changer palette pops up on screen for a quick, easy way to change your brush color. The palette only sticks around for as long as you need it, keeping your workspace clean.

New Navigator panel

Navigating your canvas and working with large images just got easier. Use the Preview window to drag and change your focal point on the canvas—perfect for moving to a different area of the image without having to switch tools or adjust the zoom level.

New agile brush control

Change settings, such as brush size, opacity, squeeze and angle, using interactive controls that let you make rapid adjustments from one centralized location. Scalable resizing lets you preserve correct brush proportions. Use shortcuts to access brush settings even faster!

…and much more! Visit the Features page to get the full picture and see Painter 12 in action.

 Features 

Features

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What's included

Main Application

  • Corel Painter 12 – Mac OS® and Windows® versions

Content

Progressive digital art capabilities

New! Kaleidoscope painting

Create electrifying kaleidoscope effects on canvas with this exciting new tool that only exists in Painter 12! Use your choice of media to paint transfixing patterns and colors, using three to 12 mirrored planes. No other digital painting software in the world can produce such a 'wow' reaction!

New! Mirror Painting

Save time as you paint with perfect precision! This new tool copies every stroke you make onto the opposite side of your canvas. You choose whether it's mirrored horizontally, vertically or both. It's double the fun in half the time!

RealBristle™ Dry Media

Reproduce the movement and feeling of traditional art on canvas! Painter's RealBristle™ brushes represent a major milestone for digital painting, providing the most realistic painting experience when paired with a graphics tablet. Designed to work with a Wacom® pen tablet, Painter's RealBristle Dry Media tools, such as Chalk, Marker, Pen and Pencil media, let you control opacity, color intensity, ink and shading simply by adjusting the pressure, angle and speed of your pen on tablet.

New! Real Watercolor

Achieve the most authentic results! This breakthrough tool blends and dries more realistically than any other watercolor brush. Control wind direction for drying, and watch colors interact with the paper grain and change pigmentation in the most lifelike way. Also customize your paper texture settings to influence how the watercolor paint flows and pools on the canvas.

New! Real Wet Oil

All of the fun, none of the mess or smell! With 12 new tools, the Real Wet Oil category offers the perfect solution for blending and painting flowing colors. Add solvents to the canvas for even more control. This new brush category gives artists that heightened sense of realism that only Painter 12 can deliver.

New! Clone source palette

Save time when working with photos. You can now create and manage numerous images for cloning within a single Painter file, using the new Clone Source palette. Simply create a library of objects that can easily be cloned and inserted into a painting.

Smart photo-painting tools

Transform photos into paintings by hand or let the Auto-Painting palette paint a photo for you, using your choice of brush and media. Painter contains sophisticated SmartStroke™ brush technology that follows the lines and contours in a picture just like a real artist would.

Customizable surface texturing

Give your art a level of texture and detail that no other digital painting software or photo-painting tools can produce. Choose paper textures for your canvas or create and customize your own texaftures to produce really unique artwork. The new Real Wet Oil and Real Watercolor palettes give you further options for controlling canvas texture.

Smart Blur effect

The Smart Blur effect lets you quickly apply a painterly effect to an image. By smoothing out colors and sharp details, the Smart Blur effect softens the appearance of an image with a result that is similar to applying soft brushstrokes.

Breakthrough brush developments

New! Agile brush control

Change settings, such as brush size, opacity, squeeze and angle, using interactive controls that let you make rapid adjustments from one centralized location. Scalable resizing lets you preserve correct brush proportions. Use shortcuts to access brush settings even faster!

Streamlined brush categories

Find the right brush quicker and easier than ever! The brush categories have been consolidated into families and sub-families, giving you a clear path to finding the perfect brush.

New! Dynamic brush settings

Blend brushstrokes better than ever with dynamic settings. New controls let you set the merge mode and opacity for each brushstroke, resulting in much smoother blending. This feature, combined with new airbrush variants, will especially appeal to Photoshop users.

New! Digital airbrushes

With six new Digital airbrushes, Painter 12 helps you achieve stunning airbrush effects. These new airbrushes produce effects similar to blend modes in Photoshop and work in concert with the new Computed Circular brush controls. The controls let you determine how brushstrokes interact with each layer of the canvas by adjusting opacity and hardness.

New! Computed Circular brush controls

With the new Computed Circular brush control panel, you can specify the opacity and hardness of your brush.

New! Gel brushes and Merge modes

The new Gel brushes let you tint an image's underlying color with the color of the brushstroke color. Customize Gel brushes by using the new Merge Mode brush controls on the General brush control panel.

New! Multicore support for brushes

Multicore brush support maximizes brush performance when working on a multicore computer.

Customize to your liking

New! Interface

Welcome to comfort! An interface refresh streamlines brush selection, image navigation, libraries, color controls and image set up to make the workspace more intuitive and quicker to navigate—changes that will especially appeal to people familiar with the Adobe® Photoshop® environment. This streamlined approach will significantly reduce the learning curve for new users.

Enhanced! Brush tracking

Customize Painter to remember your touch. Brush tracking is an amazing feature that lets you instantly program Painter to remember your preferred brush speed and pressure sensitivity for each individual brush! Just as one size does not fit all, one speed does not suit all. Be particular with Painter!

New! Workspaces

New to Painter 12, we've introduced some custom workspaces to help artists from all backgrounds quickly familiarize themselves with Painter.

New! Navigator panel

Navigating your canvas and working with large images just got easier. Use the Preview window to drag and change your focal point on the canvas—perfect for moving to a different area of the image without having to switch tools or adjust the zoom level. The Navigator panel also gives you quick access to various tools, such as drawing modes, Impasto layer, Tracing Paper, grids and color management.

Enhanced! New Image dialog box

You can now create custom presets, such as canvases, colors and paper textures, for your artwork. The New Image dialog box lets you give your image a title and choose canvas dimensions, resolution, color and paper texture before you start painting or drawing.

New! Panel and palette behavior

With Painter 12, you can rearrange panels and palettes to suit your workflow. Group task-related panels together on a palette, snap panels and palettes to the edge of the application window, or leave them floating in the workspace for easy access.

New! Color Changer palette

A handy addition, the new Color Changer palette pops up on screen for a quick, easy way to change your brush color. The palette only sticks around for as long as you need it, keeping your workspace clean.

Custom palettes

Tailor Painter to your liking. Create custom palettes for special projects and workflows you use frequently. Once you create a custom palette, it is saved from session to session for convenient and immediate access. There are no limits to the number you can create!

Transformation capabilities

Switch between different Transform modes from one centralized tool, and choose whether to transform the complete contents of a layer, or selected content, for greater speed, flexibility and precision.

Designed for unlimited experimentation

High-value, built-in content

Painter comes with a broad array of pre-installed paper textures and brushes, such as watercolor media, acrylic paint, oil, pastel, chalk, pencil, marker and more. Choose an existing brush or create your own on the spot to produce unique brushstrokes!

New! High-Quality Display

Get the best view! When zoomed in at more than 100%, the High-Quality Display option smoothes the edges of your image, allowing you to view it as it will print for a clear idea of the end result.

Smart composition tools

Divine Proportion and the Rule of Thirds and Fifths guide help you visually arrange your canvas before sketching or painting to create perfect compositions.

World-famous art styles

Create art like your favorite muses! The Underpainting palette includes color schemes based on various artistic styles, such as Impressionist, Classical, Modern, Watercolor, Sketchbook and Chalk Drawing. You can also match your Underpainting palette to that of any open image for consistency.

Match Palette effect

Match the color and intensity between two images. Just open an image that features your desired color scheme and use the Match Palette effect to bring that color to the image you want to change.

Enhanced! Speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!

Ready, set, go! Brush performance is 3 to 5 times faster, while a range of Painter tasks, such as opening files and flattening, flipping or blurring images is up to 3 times faster than Painter 11.

Perfect complement to other popular software & hardware

Adobe® Photoshop® support

Expand your possibilities! Painter is a powerful addition to your existing digital art software, providing a high-performance brush engine and the most realistic digital painting tools in an environment that so closely reproduces the look, feel and results of traditional art, you may forget you're using software! With Photoshop support, you can correctly preserve colors and layers when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter. Plus, the Painter 12 workspace offers brush blending, layers, libraries, docking panels, shortcuts and image set-up options that will help Photoshop users feel right at home.

Wacom® pen tablet compatibility

Support for the entire Wacom product line, including Cintiq® interactive pen displays and Intuos® pen tablets, gives you the most responsive digital painting software and the best digital art experience. Enjoy exceptional freedom of movement and comfort as you paint in the most natural way possible.

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Extensive file support

Painter 12 supports a variety of industry-standard file formats, including Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Adobe® Photoshop® (PSD), TIFF (CMYK & RGB), Windows® Bitmap (BMP), PC Paintbrush (PCX), TARGA® (TGA), GIF, JPEG, QuickTime® (MOV), Video for Windows (AVI) and Corel Painter Frame stacks (FRM). Also save files in Encapsulated PostScript® (EPS) format.

Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Vista® support

Painter 12 supports the latest operating systems from Microsoft.

New! Windows 64-bit support

Painter 12 is compatible with the latest 64-bit Windows operating systems, so you can take full advantage of their extended processing power.

Mac OS® support

Painter 12 supports the latest operating systems from Apple® (10.5 and 10.6).

Multi-platform support

Painter 12 includes both Mac OS® and Windows® versions on the same CD.

 Resources 

Resources

 System Requirements 

System Requirements

Windows®

  • 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

Macintosh®

  • 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
   
 
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