Corel Corporation today announced that Corel Painter X, the world's
most powerful painting and illustration software, is now available for
pre-order from www.corel.co.uk/painterx
latest version of Corel Painter continues its focus on giving
professional artists, designers and photographers a natural painting
and illustration experience that is unmatched by any other software.
Delivering the next-generation art studio, Corel Painter X blurs the
line between traditional and digital art like never before. Working
closely with professionals including entertainment artists, commercial
designers and photographers, the Corel Painter team explored the
relationship between the artist's hand and the canvas. As a result,
Corel Painter X sets the standard with the introduction of unparalleled
performance, new composition tools and the revolutionary RealBristle
Painting System that provides an organic painting and illustration
experience right down to the individual bristles on the brush.
"Throughout the development of Corel Painter X, we
our customers including some of the industry's top artists,
designers and photographers to ensure that we were delivering
the ultimate art studio for creating their masterpieces. We asked them
to give us their perspectives on the essence of Corel Painter and what
it meant to them and their work. 'Art and Passion' was the resounding
response. These inspirational themes guided us throughout our
development and set the tone for the entire application. As a result,
Corel Painter X is the most natural, organic and powerful version yet,"
said Rick Champagne, Product Manager for Corel Painter.
Industry Leading Professionals Praise Corel Painter X. "Corel
Painter X is by far the most advanced and intuitive painting program in
existence today. The new Divine Proportion Composition tool puts the
compositional secrets of the masters in the palm of your hand,""To
put it simply, Corel Painter
continues to evolve and push the limits, allowing me to realize my
"Just when I thought that Painter was the best ever,
comes Corel Painter X with more amazing surprises! The new RealBristle
brushes take Corel Painter to a whole new level, delivering an
experience that is more natural than I ever thought possible. Moreover,
as an instructor, the powerful Customize Workspace feature is a dream
come true, allowing me to share possibilities with my students that
weren't available until now,"
said Fay Sirkis, Corel Painter
Canon Print Master, and renowned instructor and artist who specializes
in Photo-Painted Portraiture. "Anyone who wants
to take their photographs to the next level must have Corel Painter X."
Features in Corel Painter X
RealBristle Painting System
- The RealBristle Painting System
heightens the responsiveness of the
brush for the artist and represents a major milestone in digital
painting. RealBristle brushes faithfully replicate traditional art
media with individual bristles that blend and splay, as in the
traditional world. Artists can experience the sensation of the
interaction between the paint, canvas and brush like never before.
- Corel Painter X adds new
Composition Tools to
the tool box, enabling artists, designers and photographers to quickly
and easily compose their images. The new Divine Proportion composition
tool provides guidelines that follow the Divine Proportion (also known
as the Golden Ratio) to enable artists to compose their images like the
Masters. The new Layout Grid composition tool provides guidelines that
follow photography's Rule of Thirds, but can be customized to other
desired grid patterns.
Enhanced Photo-Painting System
- It's now
easier than ever for photographers to create beautiful paintings from
photos! Building on the strength of the Photo-Painting Palettes in
Corel Painter IX.5, significant new enhancements provide users with
more control and intelligence throughout the photopainting process.
Additions to the Underpainting Palette include color schemes based on
various media styles, such as Impressionist, Classical, Modern,
Watercolor, Sketchbook and Chalk Drawing. Users can now also choose a
color scheme that matches the colors of any open image. The
Auto-Painting palette has been significantly updated with the
introduction of the new Smart Stroke Painting option which applies
brush strokes that follow the forms of the original photo. Smart Stroke
Painting changes brush size, stroke length and pressure based on the
detail and focal areas of the original image.
- Artists can now easily match the color and intensity
two images. Open an image that features a desired color scheme and use
the Match Palette effect to apply it to another image. The Match
Palette effect includes controls for color, color variation,
brightness, brightness variation and intensity. This effect can be
accessed on its own or found as part of the enhanced Photo- Painting
Universal Mixer palette
- Artists now have greater
control over color selection when using any bristle brush. For
multicolor selection, the new Universal Mixer palette gives artists
better control over color blending between the Mixer palette and the
canvas. Performance and Productivity
- Corel Painter
X delivers speed improvements in areas including brush performance,
opening and saving RIFF files, and rendering effects. The most dramatic
speed improvements will be experienced by customers running
Intel-based Macintosh computers, although all
customers will experience speed enhancements in various aspects of the
Universal binary for Macintosh
- With support for
Universal binary specifications, Corel Painter X is optimized for
Intel-based Macintosh computers.
- Now it's
easy to backup, share or switch between customized workspaces. For
example, artists can create easily accessible, customized environments
for activities like sketching, photography and painting. The Workspace
Manager is also useful for educators who want to streamline Corel
Painter X to suit curriculum and quickly add a customized workspace on
every student's computer. In addition, custom brushes can now be
quickly exported and shared with others in the community.
and Burn tools
- Dodge and burn capabilities have been
the addition of two new image enhancement tools to the toolbox. The
Dodge tool enables artists to lighten specific areas of an image, while
the Burn tool can be used to darken specific areas of an image. Dodging
and burning are often used to prepare a photograph for painting.
Enhanced Color Management
- The enhanced Color
ensures accurate color reproduction between devices and print jobs.
Now, users only have to set up their Color Management options once and
Corel Painter X retains those settings until further adjustments are
made. With support for industry standard ICC4.0 color profiles, Corel
Painter X enables artists to focus specifically on their work.
Windows Vista support
- Corel Painter X is
designed to run on Windows Vista.
Enhanced Adobe Photoshop support
- Layer behavior is
very similar to Adobe Photoshop, making it simple to move files between
the applications. Files saved to the Photoshop (PSD) file format open
in Corel Painter, with layer masks, alpha channels and layer sets
(groups) maintained. Enhancements include easier layer grouping and
combining, and improved support for layer merge modes. Corel Painter X
also supports many Photoshop plug-ins for Mac OS X.
- With Corel Painter X, artists can use the entire
product line, including the Cintiq 21 UX interactive pen
display and the Intuos3 pen tablet. In addition, the new
RealBristle Painting System and the Wacom 6D Art Pen work together to
take digital painting to an unprecedented level of realism.
Printed User Guide
- Including a Corel Painter
the Corel Painter X User Guide is a beautiful, color-printed manual
that provides helpful information and fast solutions for new and
Jeremy Sutton training videos
- For guidance
and inspiration, customers can access a new collection of downloadable
step-by-step training videos created by well-known Corel Painter Master
Jeremy Sutton. Additional training videos by Jeremy Sutton are
available for purchase.
Painter on the Net tab
- Provides links to
community resources online and monthly Tips & Tricks. In
addition, the Welcome book provides quick access to recently used
files, brush tracking and color management settings, while showcasing
artwork from renowned Corel Painter artists. The Historic Painter Can
Returns in a Special Limited Edition!In addition to offering full,
upgrade and education versions of Corel Painter X, Corel is honoring
the Painter tradition with the release of the Corel Painter X Limited
Edition Can. This Limited Edition release includes the full Corel
Painter X software and User Guide, plus the complete Learning
Painter X with Jeremy Sutton DVD-ROM, the Corel Painter X collectors'
poster and the Corel Painter X Composition tool.