Corel Announces Latest Digital Art Studio Release


With renowned digital art software that offers hundreds of realistic brushes, exclusive media and an array of artistic tools, the new Painter 2021 delivers it all. Users can confidently paint original works with artist-created brushes and textures, transform photos into paintings, and share custom content with fellow artists. 


Natural-Media™ that replicates reality: immerse yourself in an enormous selection of professional Natural-Media™ brushes, including, thick, wet, dry and blending media that looks and feels just like the real thing.

Exclusive digital art brushes: create unforgettable art with Painter’s proprietary media, particles that spring, flow and glow, Pattern Pens that make an unforgettable mark and extruding Thick Texture.

Intelligent photo-painting tools: clone images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or use artificial intelligence and the Auto-Painting palette to rapidly transform images for you.

Incomparable composition: paint in perfect symmetry and perspective using built-in composition tools such as Mirror painting, Kaleidoscope, Divine Proportion, Rule of Thirds and Perspective Guides.

Intuitive workspace: create your own custom brushes, palettes and workspace layout, or import custom content from others that exponentially speeds up your artistic workflow.

Extensive compatibility: open and save to .PSD. Enjoy using multi-touch or a drawing tablet with stylus tilt, rotation, bearing and pressure control plus paint on a Mac or a Windows system.

Who’s it for?

Concept artists: take advantage of Painter’s versatility to quickly develop concepts for films, games and manufacturing and create environments, creatures and vehicles that inspire.

Illustrators: bring ideas to life for published materials, fashion design and fantasy art and execute visions on canvas.

Photo artists: use powerful AI Styles, Auto-Painting and Cloning tools to masterfully paint photos and produce stunning keepsakes and sellable works of photo art.

Fine artists: the mixture of realistic natural media and unique Painter artistic tools offer the freedom to create amazing end results no matter the subject matter.

Performance optimisation

Run the intuitive Brush Accelerator™, which makes the most of your computer’s hardware and graphics card, to deliver the best possible painting experience. Work faster with double the number of GPU accelerated brush technologies, optimised drip and liquid brush technologies, and quicker brush and tool switching.

Thick Paint brushes and workflow options

Enjoy enhanced Thick Paint brushes and a new Thick Paint-compatible brush category that takes full advantage of the depth, lighting and shadows of piled paint.

Artificial Intelligence style transfer

Choose from 12 AI Styles that easily transfer to your image. Use the presets or adjust the style strength, detail, colour match and smoothing to fine-tune the end result.

Cloning workflow

Easily access the top Photo Art panels from the property bar for quick adjustments and take advantage of new colour tinting of a source including images, textures and patterns.

Enhanced Layer control

Choose to paint on any layer type right from the New Image dialog, plus take advantage of many other user requested layer improvements.

Platform support

Use Sidecar on macOS Catalina to mirror your Mac on an iPad and paint using the Apple Pencil with new tilt support. On MacBook Pro and iPad, increase efficiency with new support for the context sensitive Touch Bar and multi-touch Trackpad on MacBook Pro. Windows users will benefit from the new auto-launch after install.

Advantages of Painter 2021

● Trusted as the most realistic Natural-Media emulation by professional artists.

● Huge selection of digital art media types including over 900 brushes and exclusive Painter time-tested technology.

● Unmatched photo-painting tools, originated by Painter, to easily turn photos into masterpieces.

● Customisable user interface, brushes and content, plus the ability to import and export custom content.

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