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Make an effortless transition from traditional to digital art, and accomplish natural, professional results in less time with Painter 2018®. Expand your digital art capabilities using a phenomenal collection of the world’s most realistic Natural-Media®. Experiment with unlimited art materials trusted by artists worldwide, including thick paints, flowing watercolors, and texture-filled media.

Painter 2018
  • NEW Thick Paint
  • NEW Cloning Capabilities
  • NEW Texture Synthesis
  • NEW 2.5D Texture Brushes
  • ENHANCED Drip and Liquid Technology

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  • NEW Thick Paint
  • Plunge into a digital painting experience like no other with voluminous media that lets you pile up, push around, carve into, scrape, and blend your way to realistic painted perfection. Apply pressure, tilt and rotation using Bristle Brushes, and work with Palette Knives to achieve unbelievably real brushstrokes.
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  • NEW Cloning Capabilities
  • Award-winning photo art tools just got even more powerful, and the ability to collage and edit photo art is now incredibly simple. Create clone sources in Painter® 2018, or import and adjust the size and shape of your clone source on the fly. Experience the new freedom of painting from transparent clone sources that seamlessly blend into your composition. Bonus! Save your favorite clone sources with transparency to your library for use in future masterpieces.
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  • NEW Texture Synthesis
  • Select an area of your canvas or a favorite texture and allow Painter to use its DNA to automatically generate a larger image for you. Use this unique texture fingerprint to add captivating depth and detail to your final works of art. Best of all, you can save these newly expanded textures for use in your future works of art.
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  • NEW 2.5D Texture Brushes
  • Paint with stunning 2.5D texture brushes that lift paint off the canvas. Import a 2D rendering of a 3D model and use source blending to brush on thick scales, pores or nubby texture. Or, paint direct onto your canvas to add alluring character to your art. Finish things off by skillfully adjusting the ambient surface lighting of the painted result to really make your canvas shine.
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  • ENHANCED Drip and Liquid Technologies
  • Artist-favorite brushes that use drip or liquid technologies are now extremely versatile. Paint with the beloved Sargent brush on an empty layer while blending with underlying brushstrokes. Plus, with a wide range of fresh new Natural-Media® brushes, you’ll find endless inspiration for your canvas creations.
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  • What's Included
  • Main Applications

  • Corel Painter 2018 – Mac OS® and Windows® versions
  • Online Content*

  • Libraries of unique brushes, gradients, nozzles, patterns, paper textures and textures
  • Introduction Guide (PDF)
  • Videos and tutorials
  • HTML Help files (Windows)
  • Apple Help files (Mac)
  • *Internet connection required

  • System Requirements
  • Windows:

  • Windows 10 (64-Bit), Windows 8.1 (64-Bit), or Windows 7 (64-Bit) (with the latest updates)
  • Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 processor, 2 GHz or faster
  • 4 logical cores or higher (recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB hard disk space for application files*
  • Solid-state drive (recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, with the latest updates
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first

Mac:

  • macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11 and OS X 10.10, with the latest revision
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • 4 logical cores or higher (recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or higher recommended)
  • 750 MB hard disk space for application files
  • Solid-state drive (recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first
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