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: Corel has just released Painter 11 and, as with previous versions, this release is packed with new features, tools, and upgrades. In fact, there are so many new and cool features it’s hard to know where to begin, so let’s just start in the creative category with hard media variants.
Pros: Tablet tilt function; save color profiles to decrease color shift
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: 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.
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)