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Corel Painter Essentials

By Corel Free to try Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 7, 2008

Corel Painter Essentials 4 is a slimmed-down version of Painter for home use, but don't let that fool you into thinking that the average home user will be disappointed. For those who like to play around with their photos, tweaking them artistically, Essentials provides a deep toolbox under its intuitive layout.

All the tool icons in the palette are large and easy to understand, there's nothing obscure or hard to remember here. Brush sizes and opacity can be adjusted at the top of the editing window using sliders, and while a few main brushes live on the main left-side toolbar, you can change those by accessing the Brush Drawer. The program features two workspaces, Drawing & Painting and Photo Painting. The first is a standard image-creation template, while the second lets you upload a photo and "paint" over it.

The Photo Painting was quite impressive. When you upload an image, you select which parts of it you want shown by using the same variety of paint tools available in the Drawing & Painting workspace. The choices are quite deep, too: you can choose to change the texture of the image by changing the paper, you can change the brush type and width, and even use different kinds of paints to change your staid photo into an Impressionist work of art.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.0

Version 6.0 includes a wide array of new features, including a redesigned photo-painting workspace and Smart Stroke technology, and updated file formats, brush drawer, a mixer palette, tablet supports, and Magic Wand tool.

General

Release December 18, 2018
Date Added December 18, 2018
Version 6.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 113,572
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Corel Painter Essentials 6 is custom designed to inspire you to freely create blank canvas and photo art creations using award-winning Natural-Media brushes. As an intuitive paint program, Essentials offers a welcoming environment that will encourage you to have fun while using powerful and realistic art tools to reach your goals. Turn a photo into an amazing oil, pastel or impressionist work of art, or use pencils, pens or particles to paint, draw and sketch on a blank canvas.