Painter X3 (Windows/Mac)
5 reasons to upgrade
- New Brush Search engine and Smart Brush settings
- New Universal Jitter tools for more organic art
- New Brush Stroke Preview and Perspective Guides
- New cloning and photo-painting tools
- New performance enhancements for Mac and PC
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A complete art studio at your fingertips!
No matter what kind of art you create, with Corel® Painter® X3 you'll find all the tools you need to unlock new artistic possibilities. Work with hundreds of customizable brushes, paper textures and wet and dry media that look and feel just like the real thing! RealBristle™ technology replicates traditional art supplies more realistically than any other paint program on the market. Download a FREE trial now and see for yourself why Painter is changing what's possible in art.
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What kind of art do you create?
As a photographer, you capture moments with your camera and transform them into of works of digital art. Painter X3 includes powerful image cloning and painting features, offering everything you need to create visually stunning photo art that will dazzle any viewer.
As a traditional artist, you're all about using time-honored techniques and working with a blank canvas. Painter X3 lets you combine classic art practices with state-of-the-art Natural-Media® technology to create digital art that's every bit as impressive as anything you'll find on a physical canvas.
As an illustrator, you're able to tell a visual story that elicits emotions and gets results. Whether you're creating storyboards, developing art for a magazine, drawing comics and manga, or working on a book cover, Painter X3 is versatile illustration software that will help your art leave a lasting impression.
As a concept artist, you're dedicated to bringing incredible ideas to visual life. Whether you're creating fantasy art, or developing materials for film, television and video games, Painter X3 offers the professional tools you need to turn a creative concept into reality.
As a designer, you're all about creating art that speaks to a particular audience. Whether you're developing a print logo, working on images for a web page or creating industrial designs, with Painter X3 you'll get access to cutting-edge design software that will help you win over any audience.
Art for Beginners
Every creative journey begins with a single step. Whether you're a student, aspiring artist or someone simply looking to express their creativity, Painter X3 offers tools that are easy to use and learn. Plus, be sure to try Painter Lite, a versatile desktop app that provides everything you need to master the basics!
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- Windows 8 (64-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) (with latest Service Pack)
- Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron
- 2 GB RAM
- 450 MB hard disk space for application files*
- Mouse or tablet
- 1280 x 800 screen resolution
- DVD drive
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher
* Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
- Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 (with latest revision)
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- 2 GB RAM
- 350 MB hard disk space for application files
- Mouse or tablet
- 1280 x 800 screen resolution
- DVD drive
- Safari v5 or higher
Brush Search engine
Find and select the perfect brush quickly and easily. Just type the name or properties of any brush and Painter will find it for you. The visual preview lets you ensure each brush is exactly what you're looking for.
See exactly what each brush stroke will look like on your canvas. Preview brush parameters such as Mixing, Erasing, Blending and Jitter. The preview adjusts in real-time as you experiment with brushes and paper textures. No more test canvases required!
Advanced Brush Controls
Edit and optimize brushes with a few simple clicks. The new brush optimizer highlights the primary parameters of each brush. Plus, make more advanced edits and preview changes on the fly. Learning and working with brushes has never been easier.
Use pre-built Jitter brushes to simulate those random elements and "happy accidents" that can occur when using real world media. For added effect, customize the pre-built Jitter brushes further to create more organic, natural-looking art.
Add Jitter to all your Painter brushes and adjust for brush expressions such as Opacity, Grain, Size, Angle and more! It's the perfect way to add a unique element of randomness to your art.
Accurately draw in a one-, two- or three-point perspective. Simply select your vanishing points and set your lines—your brush strokes will automatically snap to the grid. You can also save presets, change line colors and add additional guidelines.
Find new inspiration by working with reference images directly within the Painter interface. Just drop your reference image anywhere onscreen without disrupting your workflow, plus instantly sample reference colors. It's the perfect way to stay inspired and creative!
Meet the artist Paint Jam sessions
Join us online for live talks with professional artists who offer insight into the challenges and triumphs they've experienced over the course of their careers. From finding inspiration, to the artistic process, these monthly sessions will enlighten and inspire you.
Work faster when cloning an image. Now you can view a project image and the cloning crosshairs on a source image at the same time! Plus, lightly edit source images and automatically save clone source data to your file.
Transform across multiple layers
Quickly select and transform multiple layers at one time. It's a time-saving enhancement that allows you to focus on your art and avoid the annoyance of having to cycle through numerous layers in a project.
Color set libraries and Mixers
Experience colors like never before. Choose the maximum number of colors to add to a new set from an Image, Layer, Selection or Mixer Pad. Plus, use new inspirational mixers for an entirely new way to work with colors.
Enjoy enhanced speed and performance. Macs with 64-bit systems will automatically use all available memory when running Painter. Plus, PCs with large amounts of RAM can utilize new software speed enhancements. It's the ideal way to deal with memory-intensive tasks.
Brush Sharing and Management
Share Painter brushes in seconds! Email brushes, post them online or share via a USB device. The receiver simply double clicks on the file to launch Painter X3 and automatically import a brush, category or brush library.
Discover why RealBristle™ technology replicates traditional art materials more realistically than any other software. Work with oils, watercolors, chalks, markers, pencils and more! Control color intensity and shading by adjusting the angle and pressure of the pen on your tablet!
Take control of how paint interacts with your canvas. Flow Maps offer a creative way to direct the flow of paint from Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil brushes. For added effect, customize your own Flow Map textures and brushes.
Smart photo-painting tools
Transform photos into paintings by hand or let the Auto-Painting palette paint a photo for you. Painter features 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 paint program or photo-painting tools can match. Choose paper textures for your canvas or create and customize your own textures to produce truly unique artwork.
Agile brush control
Use shortcuts to instantly access brush settings. Change brush settings such as Size, Opacity, Squeeze and Angle. Using interactive controls you can make rapid adjustments from one centralized location, plus scalable resizing lets you preserve correct brush proportions.
Save time and effort by customizing Painter to remember your touch. Brush tracking is an amazing feature that lets you instantly program Painter to save your preferred speed and pressure sensitivity for each individual brush.
Move and Copy Brush Variants within a Library
Work faster with the ability to move or copy a brush variant to any category simply by dragging the variant within the brush selector. Updated brush variants and category creation also offers more design flexibility and fewer steps when saving variants.
Temporal Color Palette
Change brush colors quickly and easily. Instantly bring up the Temporal Color Palette and select the colors you want without disrupting your workflow. The palette only sticks around for as long as you need it, keeping your workspace clutter free.
Tailor Painter to the way you want to work. Create custom palettes for special projects as well as the workflows you use most. Once you create a custom palette it's saved from session to session for quick and easy use.
Workspace Creation and Management
Streamline your workflow with the ability to create, import and delete Workspaces. This versatile option lets you choose the Painter tools and features you use most and then create, save and share your custom workspaces.
Adobe Photoshop compatibility
Use built-in Adobe compatibility to easily preserve colors and layers when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter. Plus, take advantage of third-party Photoshop plug-ins to unlock even more creative possibilities on your Mac and PC*.
Wacom multi-touch pen tablet compatibility
Get full support for the entire Wacom product line, including Cintiq interactive pen displays and Intuos pen tablets. Wacom multi-touch support also allows you to navigate through the Painter interface using simple finger taps on your Wacom tablet.
Corel® Cinco for Painter
Work faster in Painter X3. Cinco is an app that lets you map commonly used buttons onto your Wifi-enabled iPad. Paint with one hand, cycle through customizable buttons and palettes with the other—all without taking your eyes off your work! Download Corel Cinco
Extensive file support
Enjoy full compatibility for a variety of industry-standard file formats, including: PNG, PSD, TIFF (CMYK & RGB), BMP, TGA, GIF, JPEG, MOV, AVI and FRM. You can also save files in an EPS format.
Get two platforms for the price of one! Painter X3 includes both Mac OS and Windows versions on the same disc. No matter what operating system you use, Painter has you covered!
*Requires a 32-bit Mac or 32-bit/64-bit Windows PC.
Welcome to the Corel Painter gallery. Here you'll find stunning works from Painter artists from around the world. Browse through the images below to get inspired and discover new creative possibilities with Painter!
See images from leading concept artists who use Painter to turn creative concepts into reality.
See images from illustrators who use Painter to develop art for a wide range of creative projects.
See images from professional designers who use Painter to get creative results.
See images from traditional artists who use Painter and time-honored techniques to create incredible art.
See images from photographers around the world who use Painter to transform photos into unique works of digital art.
Meet some of the talented Painter Masters from around the world who combine their talent with the power of Painter. Click on the portraits below to read their stories and discover more about their work.
Painter Master Spotlight
PCWorld.com, August 2013
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CNET Editors' Review
Eddie Cho, July 23, 2013
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"If you’ve not used Painter and you want to know whether you should upgrade from Photoshop, the answer’s a very simple yes."
Tom Bagshaw, July 29, 2013
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"Corel Painter is the standard for digital painting. While other products are coming on with added features, there is just no way that they will compete with Painter for all of the tools that it has and its commitment to painting."
T. Michael Testi, Sept. 5, 2013
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"With X3 Corel continues to make Painter the #1 natural media tool for the Mac and I look forward to seeing what comes next!"
Donny Yankellow, Sept. 16, 2013
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Get custom-built workspaces from Painter Masters that offer brushes, palettes and extra tools to help you get started quickly and create any kind of art.
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