Corel Painter 12 is the world's leading digital art software. Its combination of inventive drawing tools, Natural-Media brushes, image cloning capabilities and virtually unlimited customization options give you total freedom for creative expression. Internationally recognized for its RealBristle brushes, Painter offers the most realistic form of digital painting available in the digital art realm. And with the introduction of Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil brushes, plus exciting creative features exclusive to this version, Painter continues to change what's possible in art!
Designed for artists by artists, Corel Painter 12 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.
Create electrifying kaleidoscope effects on canvas with this exciting 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!
Save time as you paint with perfect precision! This 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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.
With six digital airbrushes, Painter 12 helps you achieve stunning airbrush effects. These airbrushes produce effects similar to blend modes in Photoshop and work in concert with the Computed Circular brush controls. The controls let you determine how brushstrokes interact with each layer of the canvas by adjusting opacity and hardness.
Computed Circular brush controls
With the Computed Circular brush control panel, you can specify the opacity and hardness of your brush.
Gel brushes and merge modes
The Gel brushes let you tint an image's underlying color with the color of the brushstroke color. Customize Gel brushes by using the merge mode brush controls on the General brush control panel.
Multicore support for brushes
Multicore brush support maximizes brush performance when working on a multicore computer.
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!
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.
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.
Color Changer palette
A handy addition, the 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.
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!
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.
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!
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 toolsProduct Highlights
Divine Proportion and the Rule of Thirds and Fifths guide help you visually arrange your canvas before sketching or painting to create perfect compositions.
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