Excerpt: The Good Many tools that can be modified. Emulates many artistic surfaces, tools, and techniques. Works well with Wacom tablets. Additional brushes available on the Internet. Downloadable 30-day trial version.
Pros: Many tools that can be modified. Emulates many artistic surfaces, tools, and techniques. Works well with Wacom tablets. Additional brushes available on the Internet. Downloadable 30-day trial version.
Excerpt: For portrait, wedding, landscape, and fine art photographers, Corel’s new Painter 11 excels when you want to emulate traditional art media from your images, including oil paint on canvas, pastels on textured art paper, woodcut, silkscreen, watercolor, and more.
Excerpt: It's the only software of its kind, but Painter has never rested on its laurels, and this is a significant upgrade to Corel's painting and drawing program. The main screen remains much the same, but loyal users will appreciate the lack of surprises. Dragging the Mixer palette off its dock now enables it to be resized, giving you more room to experiment. The Colours selector can also be enlarged, and you can nudge the selected tint with the cursor keys for finer control.
If you're a Corel Painter user who's as likely to grab a virtual pencil or pen as a virtual paintbrush, you need this upgrade.
Good Gear Guide.au
25 October 2008
Summary: Corel Painter 11 is a worthwhile upgrade overall — and a must if you have a Wacom Intuous or Cintiq tablet and use its virtual pencils, chalk, pastels and other nonpaint tools to do sketching.
Pros: Super-realistic new hard media tools, better Photoshop support
Cons: Interface remains cluttered, priced for professionals (not amateurs)
Excerpt: For natural media artwork, Painter is second to none. Instead to trying to take on the 800-pound gorilla of the imaging world that is Photoshop, Corel has stuck rigidly to Painter's core functionality. This may confine it permanently to a niche, but what a niche it is.
Pros: Faster and produces more realistic work than previous editions.