Corel Painter 2018
The World's Most Powerful Natural-Media Software
Designed for artists by artists, Corel Painter 2018
opens up a world of creativity. With an impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils, watercolors and more, if you can dream it, you can create it in Painter! Thanks to extensive file support, you can also build upon projects you've started in other programs, making Corel Painter 2018
a great complement to Adobe Photoshop
. This latest version of the world's leading digital art software helps artists evolve their creative possibilities more than ever.
- Thick Paint
- Plunge into a digital painting experience like no other with voluminous media that lets you pile up, push around, carve into, scrape, and blend your way to realistic painted perfection. Apply pressure, tilt and rotation using Bristle Brushes, and work with Palette Knives to achieve unbelievably real brushstrokes.
- Cloning Capabilities
- Award-winning photo art tools just got even more powerful, and the ability to collage and edit photo art is now incredibly simple. Create clone sources in Corel Painter 2018, or import and adjust the size and shape of your clone source on the fly. Experience the new freedom of painting from transparent clone sources that seamlessly blend into your composition. Bonus! Save your favorite clone sources with transparency to your library for use in future masterpieces.
- Texture Synthesis
- Select an area of your canvas or a favorite texture and allow Painter to use its DNA to automatically generate a larger image for you. Use this unique texture fingerprint to add captivating depth and detail to your final works of art. Best of all, you can save these newly expanded textures for use in your future works of art.
- 2.5D Texture Brushes
- Paint with stunning 2.5D texture brushes that lift paint off the canvas. Import a 2D rendering of a 3D model and use source blending to brush on thick scales, pores or nubby texture. Or, paint direct onto your canvas to add alluring character to your art. Finish things off by skillfully adjusting the ambient surface lighting of the painted result to really make your canvas shine.
- Drip and Liquid Technologies
- Artist-favorite brushes that use drip or liquid technologies are now extremely versatile. Paint with the beloved Sargent brush on an empty layer while blending with underlying brushstrokes. Plus, with a wide range of fresh new Natural-Media brushes, you'll find endless inspiration for your canvas creations.
- Selection Brushes
- Use Painter's new selection brush tool, including the ability to customize unique brush shapes in order to rapidly add or subtract from selections with precision and control. Once you select and customize the perfect brush, you can save it to use repeatedly in forthcoming artwork.
- New Texture Fill
- Fill your canvas with dramatic texture. Whether using the Paint Bucket or the new Fill Effect menu, your entire texture library is waiting to be artistically transferred to your canvas.
- Random Grain Rotation
- Select your favorite grainy brush, enable the random grain rotation, and Painter will slightly rotate the grain in each individual stroke, creating a more natural and organic look to your work.
- Blank Canvas
- Painter includes all of the wet and dry media types you will ever need to easily transfer the vision in your head onto canvas. Sketch with pencils, pens, pastels and markers. Paint with airbrushes, gouache, oils, sumi-e and watercolors that are so real you will forget you are painting on a computer.
- Photo Art
- One-of-a-kind cloning and photo-painting tools offer a significant productivity edge. Any brush that can be used on a blank canvas can also be dipped into an image to transform a photo into a treasured work of art.
- Amazing Canvas Textures
- Papers - Choose from a library of included canvas Paper textures. Adjust, import or create your own and either cover or reveal texture using a variety of media types.
- Flow Maps - Flow maps are textures designed to maximize the creative potential of the Real Watercolor and Particle brushes by helping direct the flow of paint.
- Textures - Integrate intricate surface texture into your projects by selectively painting portions of the canvas or filling a selection with the texture of your choice.
- Professional Photo-Painting
- Auto-Painting Panels - Open a photo, launch the Auto-Painting Panels and prep, auto-paint and restore details with ease.
- Clone Source - Use the Clone Source Panel to open the clone sources of your choosing, change size and shape if desired, and paint from the embedded opaque or transparent images.
- Clone Brushes - These brushes are built to grab and paint. Choose the Cloners brush category and any brush variant and paint direct from the photo.
- Painter Signature Brushes
- Image Hose - Artfully spray the objects of your imagination onto the canvas. Paint your own custom hose or choose from the included library to quickly populate your canvas with anything you desire.
- Particles - Physics-inspired brushes that spring, flow, glow and gravitate onto the canvas, offering an infinite number of creative possibilities.
- Pattern Pens - These unique brushes produce visionary strokes incorporating exciting patterns. Choose from the existing library or create your own unique pattern to paint with.
- Texture Source Blending - These brushes seamlessly blend the texture source directly into your rendered 3D output, or let you paint with full control over the texture color, luminance, location and distortion.
- Composition Tools
- Divine Proportion and Layout Grid - Use guides & grids based on classical composition, creating a sense of proportion that guides the eye of the viewer across a painting.
- Mirror Painting & Kaleidoscope - Easily create a symmetrical painting by allowing Painter to create a mirror image by reproducing brushstrokes on the opposite side of the canvas or multiple reflections of mirror planes.
- Perspective Guides - Display non-printing Perspective Guides to create objects that give the impression that they are receding, or vanishing, from view.
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