Corel Painter 12 Sets New Standard for Realism and Creativity in Professional Digital Art

May 11, 2011

Corel has released Corel Painter 12. For your information, I’ve included the press release below. I don’t know anything more than what is in the release.

Newest Release Expands Creative Options for Today’s Artists with New Real Brushes, Unique Progressive Art Tools, Customizable Workspaces and Faster Performance on Both Mac® and Windows®

Ottawa, ON — May 11, 2011 — Corel® Painter® 12, the newest version of the world’s most powerful art studio, is available starting today. Combining the industry’s most advanced and realistic digital painting and illustration tools, unprecedented speed, and a new, highly customizable interface, Corel Painter 12 gives artists and photographers power and creative freedom beyond anything previously possible with either traditional or digital art tools.

Celebrating 20 years of digital art breakthroughs, the newest release of Corel Painter represents a powerful partnership between Corel and the Painter community. With new real brushes, unique progressive art tools, customizable workspaces and faster performance on both Mac® and Windows®, Corel Painter 12 opens up new creative pathways and possibilities, unmatched by any other product in its category. With the introduction of Real Watercolor, Real Wet Oil, Mirror Painting and the mesmerizing Kaleidoscope tool, Corel Painter 12 continues to set the standard for a truly organic and expressive digital art experience.

Changing What’s Possible in Art — Key News Facts:

  • Available today for both Mac® and Windows®, the new Corel Painter 12 offers impressive performance with increased brush speeds 3 to 5 times faster, on both platforms.
  • Whether you’re creating from a blank canvas or applying painterly effects to your favorite photographs, Corel Painter 12 extends its reputation for unmatched Natural-Media® painting, adding powerful new brushes including Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil. These unique brushes recreate the liquidity and viscosity of flowing and blending paint, water or solvent and textures with a new and astounding level of realism.
  • Further enhancing artistic freedom, Corel Painter 12 offers new progressive art tools for creating amazing designs that simply aren’t possible with real-world media. New Kaleidoscope or Mandala Painting enables artists to transform brushstrokes into a balanced spectrum of colorful shapes or blends from 3 to 12 planes. New Mirror Painting lets artists quickly create automatic symmetry by mirroring the plane vertically and horizontally. Mirror placement can also be moved or rotated to achieve stunning and distinctive looks.
  • Offering a redesigned and highly customizable user interface (UI), Corel Painter 12 fits seamlessly into a creative workflow to make users more productive than ever. The new Navigator Panel, updated panel and palette behavior, custom workflow workspaces, enhanced preservation of colors and layers, and common keyboard shortcuts make Corel Painter 12 the perfect complement to any professional’s toolbox, especially when working with Photoshop.

Corel Painter 12 is available now for Windows and Mac in English in markets worldwide. North American pricing is $429 (US and CDN) for the full version and $229 for (US and CDN) for upgrade customers. Commercial and education volume licenses are also available.

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