Reviews and Problems with Corel Painter Essentials 4
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Corel Painter Essentials 4
29 November 2007
Conclusion: This "lite" version of Corel's digital painting app has vastly improved tools for transforming digital photos into paintings or for producing realistic paintings on a computer. For users of previous versions, Painter Essentials 4 is an essential upgrade. For those curious about creating digital art, there's no better place to start.
Pros: Excellent new interface. Smart Stroke technology for greatly improved photo painting. New brushes and color tools. Excellent training materials included.
Cons: Some brushes limited in utility. Photo Painting with oils is sluggish.
Paint Your Photos; It’s Easy With Corel’s Painter Essentials 4
1 July 2001
Excerpt: Would you like to transform your photos into digital artworks emulating oil paintings, watercolors, charcoal or pen and ink drawings at the click of your mouse? Or would you like to try your hand at digital drawing and painting? Whether you want to explore your creativity or expand the services you offer to clients, creating naturalistic art from your images has never been easier.
Excerpt: Corel finally seems to have figured out what it wants to do with Painter Essentials. It was originally just a less expensive version of Painter, designed to provide home users with natural media painting tools. However, there aren’t many home users with the necessary artistic talent to create decent artwork all on their own, so Corel switched the program’s emphasis to concentrate on the far larger number of people who own digital cameras.