Advance your digital art style with painted textures, subtle glazing brushwork, interactive gradients and realistic Natural-Media® in Painter® 2017. Easily transition from traditional to digital art with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes. Explore workflow layouts like illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art with specialized tools for each style. Welcome to the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what's possible in art.
The most natural transition from traditional to digital art
Immerse yourself in the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using authentic dry media like chalks, pencils and pastels, or realistic wet media including acrylics, oils, palette knives, pens, watercolor and so much more. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing tablet, you will quickly forget you are painting on a computer.
Enjoy media types not available in other digital art software
Create out of this world art with Image Hoses that spray the object of your choice and Liquid Ink that builds up paint on the canvas and then lets you carve back into it. Experience particles that spring, flow and glow along with hyper-digital Pattern Pens and texture painting that defy traditional art boundaries.
Compatible with Mac, PC and Photoshop
Preserve colors and layers with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter while working on either a 64-bit Mac or PC. Painter can easily manage memory-intensive operations, such as working on large canvases, zooming, rotating and working with layers—all without slowing down. The best part? You own the hybrid software outright—no subscription required.
Incomparable composition tools
Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror painting and create beautiful Mandalas using the Kaleidoscope tool. Set a flawless scene with 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides and craft the perfect composition using the rule of thirds. Even if you aspire to paint like Da Vinci, the Divine Proportion tools will ensure your final composition is both stimulating and dynamic.
Built-in learning resources
Launch the Painter application and allow the Welcome Book to greet you with helpful new tutorials, or walk through the Visual Tooltips to see how adjusting Painter’s brush controls will visually impact your brush selection. Similarly, you can access brush hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types and brush technology, and the property bar highlights the useful adjustments for customizing the perfect brush.
Smart photo painting
Convert favorite photos into breath-taking paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools in Painter 2017. Clone images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or letting the Auto-Painting palette rapidly paint a photo using your choice of brush and media. Produce incredible photo art easily using the powerful SmartStrok brush technology that follows lines and contours from within your picture.
All-inclusive canvas control
Rotate your canvas on the fly to achieve that perfect painting angle or turn your favorite papers, flow maps and textures in any direction, at any time, for maximum artistic impact. Express texture with hard media, and flow watercolor through the rotated grain to achieve results that are only possible in the digital world.
Interactive workflow tools
Save precious design time by working with interactive and express paint gradients that are visually stunning, simple to control and add artistic flair to your compositions. Need to change a particular color in your painting? Not a problem thanks to the enhanced eyedropper tool that lets you sample and match the perfect hue.
Innovative 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 streamline and organize its user-interface layout to help you find all the essential tools and controls for your particular workflow, saving you time so you can quickly get started creating your masterpiece.
Your workspace, your way
Painter 2017 offers you easy access and interaction with the tools you need most. Use the brush search to find the perfect brush to dive in and paint with. Import a workspace from a fellow artist or instructor to have the tools that you need at your fingertips or customize your own tools and organize them in Palette Drawers that don’t clutter the UI. Sharing and customizing content has never been easier.
New Features in Corel Painter 2017: