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Painter Mobile for Android

By Corel Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 7, 2014

Responsive and easy to use, Painter Mobile from Corel enables you to draw on the go whenever inspiration strikes you. That said, this app is still a relatively recent release compared to other drawing apps for Android and can be unstable at times.

Pros

Full-fledged drawing tool: Painter Mobile's pressure sensitivity, support for up to 20 layers, Blender Brushes for naturally blending and mixing colors, and art tools such as charcoals, chalks, and watercolors empower you to create beautiful drafts on the go even without a stylus. Furthermore, creating unique effects is surprisingly easy with the available blenders, and you can even make your own brushes.

High usability: The clean, well-ordered interface with a toolbar to the left of the canvas, a brush or tool customization bar on top, and layers and color options to the right, makes all essential tools readily available. As befits an app of this kind, the UI as a whole is attractive, with a sleek design and self-explanatory icons.

Responsive canvas controls: The two-finger canvas rotation as well as the controls for the brush and other painting tools work with impressive accuracy. The pressure sensitivity works great as well -- you'll notice a great difference in the strength of your lines if you apply pressure on your finger.

Cons

Occasionally unstable: When first launching the app, you're greeted by a pop-up advertising an online drawing contest; but if you click on it to learn more, the app crashes. Expect other crashes every now and then, especially while handling layers.

Minor bugs: A variety of small bugs surface as you use the app, such as misbehaving layers that cause you to lose work in progress or image importing attempts that don't work.

Bottom Line

As far as features and customization options are concerned, Painter Mobile makes a great impression, but because of its crashes and bugs can be frustrating at times. Once the developers sort out the technical issues, this will be an irresistible app for visual artists and graphic designers. Even the current release is a worthwhile download, but only if you can tolerate its quirks.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release August 12, 2014
Date Added August 12, 2014
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 3.0 and up

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,033
Downloads Last Week 0

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Developer's Description

Free yourself from your studio with Painter Mobile for Android. Experience this incredible new art app on your Android device. Sketch and paint on the go and then import your work directly into Painter to add the professional finishing touches. Now you can take your art to the streets and find new inspiration anytime, anywhere with Painter Mobile.


Access familiar tools, including: Paint, Eyedropper, Paint Bucket, Eraser and Crop
Transform your work, with the ability to Scale, Rotate, Flip, Skew, Apply Perspective or Distort
Take advantage of Horizontal, Vertical and Kaleidoscope symmetry
Work with up to 20 layers
Import photos from a gallery, camera or Google Images search
Save as JPEG and send documents to Corel Painter on the desktop (Upgrade to Full and also save to PNG or PSD)
Work quickly using two finger canvas rotation
Map functions to hardware keys or common gestures (long press and double-tap)
Use your finger to blend, navigate the canvas or select a color while you paint with your stylus
Use brush sets designed for artists
Work with a resolution of 1024 x 1024 or upgrade to Full for 2048 x 2048 high definition
Use real-world art tools, including: Pencils, Chalks, Charcoals, Pens, Markers, Calligraphy, Paintbrushes and Watercolors
Create unique effects with built-in Sprayers and Blenders
Choose from 16 brushes or upgrade to Full and get 70+ Natural-Media brushes
Create and organize brush sets
Fine-tune control with a multitude of brush settings
Jitter nearly every attribute from brush size to brush color
Blend and mix colors naturally with the Blender Brushes
Experience life-like painting with pressure-sensitivity and stylus support
Work with a non-obtrusive interface for optimal drawing space
Optimized for the Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid and other stylus devices