Corel Painter 2017: New Brushes and Customized Workflows Set the Standard for Digital Art Software

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Introducing Corel® Painter® 2017, the latest version of the industry's most powerful and creative digital paint software which continues to set the standard for professional artists. With an expansive collection of painting tools, Painter 2017 not only offers an unrivaled ability to emulate traditional art, but also the power to redefine what's possible in digital art. Ground-breaking features like Texture Painting, Dab Stencils and Glazing Brushes offer incredible power to a range of creative sectors and workflows. Boosted performance comes together featuring an easier-to-use interface with enhanced property bars, new Artist Layouts and Palette Drawers, making it faster than ever to create your masterpiece.

"Each version of Painter pushes the envelope by consistently adding new features that quickly become the benchmark for professional artists of every background and industry," said Chris Pierce, Product Manager for Corel Painter. "With Painter 2017, we're innovating with features like Texture Painting which provides new possibilities for your artwork and can even help transfer your Painter techniques to the world of 3D. Artist Layouts give you the tools you need to work in any style, while performance enhancements deliver the power you need to create on a deadline."

"Whether you're making characters come to life for a video game or animation, capturing someone's soul in a portrait, or captivating readers with a manga adventure, you've never experienced a more creative or inspiring artistic environment," added Pierce.

New features in Painter 2017 deliver incredible creative possibilities to artists working in fine art, gaming, film, comics, manga, photography, illustration and beyond:

--  NEW! Texture Painting: Bring any character, environment or object to
    life with new texture painting. Create or import a texture source
    inspired by earthly and industrial materials, skin types or even art
    styles and then seamlessly blend the source directly into your painting.
    Take advantage of full control over the texture color, luminance,
    location and distortion to create an amazingly realistic work of art. 
--  NEW! Artist Layouts: Just getting started with your new project in
    concept art, fine art, illustration, photo art or manga? With just the
    click of a button, Painter will automatically streamline and organize
    its user-interface layout to bring you the essential tools and controls
    needed for your particular workflow. 
--  NEW! Dab Stencils: Intelligently mask your brush dab before applying
    paint to the canvas. Work with enhanced control and creativity for
    everything from basic blending brushes to watercolors and even impasto.
    Choose from a variety of stenciling media to achieve a subtle and
    controlled application of artistic elements in your final work. 
--  NEW! Glazing Brushes: Control the evolution of your painting using
    velvety, translucent paint transitions inspired by the work of
    Renaissance masters. Revolutionary smoothing within the dab opacity will
    eliminate any harsh transitions and evenly blend colors for a
    luminescent finish. 
--  NEW! Interactive Gradient Tool: Quickly sculpt, color and shade your
    masterpiece with newfound speed, precision and control. Simply drag and
    drop a gradient and edit the color and opacity in the context of your
    painting using the enhanced node control. Modify the transparency, merge
    modes and smoothing to further fine-tune and get the exact look you
--  NEW! Gradient Express Paint: Whether you need a backdrop for your new
    concept design or photo art, or want to quickly fill a large area with
    rich, stroke-filled paint, the new Gradient Express Paint feature allows
    you to apply a wide variety of painting styles automatically to any
--  NEW! Palette Drawers: Now you can organize palettes and reduce clutter
    by freeing up precious painting real estate. Combine panels, brush
    variants and custom palettes in a convenient grouping that can be opened
    and closed on command. 
--  NEW! Workflow and Interface Enhancements: Work faster than ever with the
    enhanced Property Bar that gives instant access to brush selection,
    brush controls, papers, flow maps and more. With the updated Brush
    Selector, eliminate the need for multiple clicks every time you want to
    grab a brush. Use the enhanced Eyedropper tool to get the exact color
    you want, when you need it. 

Pricing and Availability:

Painter 2017 is available in English, German, French, Japanese and Traditional Chinese for $429 USD/ $499 CAD / EUR 424.95 / GBP 314.95. Registered owners of any previous version can purchase for the upgrade price of $229 USD/ $269 CAD / EUR 218.95 / GBP 159.00.

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About Corel Paint Programs:

Corel is the proud creator of Corel® Painter®, the world's most realistic paint program. Whether you're a budding artist or a creative professional, Painter gives you the freedom to create digital art without boundaries. The Corel Painter portfolio also includes Painter® Essentials™, the complete home art studio, ParticleShop™, a Particle™ brush plugin for Photoshop, CorelDRAW ® and PaintShop® Pro, and mobile apps that let you create digital art on the go.

Boasting some of the industry's best-known brands, Corel's product lines also include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Roxio®, Pinnacle™ and WinZip®. For more information about Corel Paint Programs, please visit

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