Free Painter Updates
As an avid Painter 12 user, you rely on having the most current painting tools, brushes and features to keep your artistic skills on the cutting-edge. We will continue to offer new and enhanced feature updates as they become available. It's our way of staying in touch with our community of artists and listening to your evolving needs. Keep checking back on this page for the latest updates!
New! Performance optimization for Mac users with
The Mac Memory Manager lets your system take advantage of any available RAM that you choose to designate on your machine. Out of the box, the Memory Manager will NOT be running. Check out the Read Me details to learn how to turn it on. When you do, Painter will use all of the available memory that you designate in the preferences and have you working lightning fast.
New! Layer improvements
Enjoy vast improvements to the quality of layers and selections while transforming, moving, selecting and pasting.
Here's what our beta testers are saying about the Painter 12.2 Service Pack 1 update:
"Hi Corel. I finally was able to play with the last Painter Beta. I made a 300 ppi file 15x25" in size. I had 42 layers with 1/3 raster, 1/3 watercolor, and 1/3 liquid ink. I tried to keep going until it crashed but it never did. I think it was a good workout. Everything rendered very quickly and with no glitches at all. The final file was 120 MB."
"Hi Painter Team. Just wanted to give you some quick thumbs up feedback. I am having good results using the newest build SP1 on MacPro for a complex collage project. Thus far I have experienced fast response times working with a 220 MB file, 6000 px x 2000 px, with 17 layers, while another 17 images are also open in Painter . I'll keep you posted if I experience any slowdowns as the file grows. So far very impressed at the handling of large files with this build."
New! Flow Maps
Now, you can have even more control over how paint interacts with your canvas! Introducing Flow Maps, a creative way to direct the flow of paint from your Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil brushes. This technology guides pigment/oil/water to create less saturation at the peaks of textures and more saturation in the valleys. Included are 3 new watercolor brushes, 3 expressive Flow Maps and new palettes that allow you to create custom Flow Map textures and brushes.
New! Multi-Touch support for Wacom® Intuos5 and Cintiq 24HD touch interactive pen displays
Navigate your canvas with precision and ease using finger gestures on your pen tablet. The enhanced and intuitive Multi-Touch support allows you to pan, rotate, zoom and more – all at the same time! It's a seamless and responsive way of positioning and manipulating the canvas in just the right direction, with only a few simultaneous finger motions. In addition, you can alter the rotation and zoom reference point depending on the position of your fingers; center is no longer the only option!
New! Vertical Docking
With simple drag-and-drop functionality, you can dock a palette header to the vertical edge of the application window. Move palettes around by simply detaching them from the workspace, and easily dragging the palette to another workspace location.
New! Corel® Cinco for Painter*
A handy companion application that gives you the ability to remotely access and control Painter from your iPad. This app allows you to expand your canvas area while reducing onscreen clutter and distractions. Save time and stay focused on your art, as Cinco can also replace the need for traditional shortcut keys. With a few simple steps, you can download Corel Cinco for Painter from the Apple App Store. Plus, you can securely control Painter with an Authentication Code that pairs Corel Cinco with your desktop.
* English only
New and Improved! Brush Sharing and Management
Easily share brushes, save valuable design time. Simply post to a file system, then email, post online or share via a USB memory device. The receiver can double click on the file to launch Painter 12 and automatically import the brush, category or brush library.
Enhanced! Live Brush Stroke Preview
Get a sneak peek of an exact brush stroke before you paint the canvas! The enhanced preview feature brings the selected color into the stroke preview. If any brush attributes have changed, the edits will show up in the brush preview window.
New! Moving and Copying Brush Variants within a Library
Updated brush variants and category creation bring more design flexibility and fewer steps when saving variants. Now, you can quickly move or copy a brush variant to any category by simply dragging the variant within the brush selector.
New! Workspace Management
Workspaces can now be deleted! An active workspace that is being deleted will allow you to select another workspace or a default workspace. In addition, brush libraries can also be removed from Painter 12.
Enhanced! Color Mixer Palette
Import a RIFF, PSD, JPG, PNG or TIFF file with custom colors, using the mixer pad import feature. This handy tool gives you the ability to pull a color collection from any source and start using it as a baseline color mixer.
New and improved! Drag and drop support for panels
Panels can now be dragged and dropped to the exact location you need them in your workspace. Plus, enjoy fine grained control over panel placement within a palette.
New! Panel Resizing and Panel Presentation Options
Improved usability allows for panel resizing and the ability to hide context specific information on individual panels. If three dots are visible, you can resize the panel without impacting other panels in the same palette.
Enhanced! Adobe® Photoshop® Plug-in Support
Take advantage of 3rd party Photoshop® plug-ins on Mac (32-bit) and 32- or 64-bit Windows.