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New Painter Essentials 5 (Windows/Mac)

Paint Program & Photo Painting Software

  • Turn photos into amazing paintings with one click
  • Easily sketch, draw or paint from scratch
  • Get the most realistic painting experience
  • Paint on the go with 2 in 1 device support
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Finally, a Paint Program to Create Unique Art & Photo Effects

Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 5 is a paint program that makes it easy to create amazing art at any skill level. Easily sketch, draw or paint on a blank canvas with award-winning Natural-Media® brushes that are custom selected for beginners. Want to do something really different and exciting with your photos? Discover the unmatched photo-paint editor and cloning tool that will transform your pictures into impressive art right before your eyes. Explore a wide variety of painting styles, brushes and photo effects that let you create an authentic, hand-painted look every time. It's the most natural way to show your unique personality and style.

Mind-blowing brushes and painting tools

Mind-blowing brushes and painting tools

Prepare to be amazed by revolutionary brushes and art tools that mimic real oil paints, chalks, charcoal, watercolor and other media so closely, you'll forget you're on a computer. Craft your own characters, scenery and original artwork in just a few exhilarating strokes!

Art media you won't find anywhere else

Art media you won't find anywhere else

Create out-of-this-world art with Image Hoses that spray the object of your imagination. Liquid Ink that piles up and can be carved into. Particles that spring, flow and glow, and hyper-digital Pattern Pens that defy traditional art boundaries yet were brought to life by real artists.

Unmatched photo effects

Discover simple photo-painting tools that guarantee your pictures will stand out and impress. Choose an existing style to reinvent your photos with just one little click, or dip the brush of your choice onto the photo to create a signature masterpiece.

Mobile creativity

Mobile creativity

Paint and play whenever and wherever inspiration strikes with full mobile support. Use your Windows Real-Time Stylus and Tablet PC, Intel's 2 in 1 tablet device, or work with Painter Mobile for Android to create incredible art on the go.

Maximum versatility and performance

Maximum versatility and performance

Immerse yourself in the paint program with a totally natural painting experience without having to think about the technology behind it. Enjoy 64-bit support for Mac and PC, enhanced CPU performance, Windows 8 compatibility, and support for Photoshop files that lets you enhance your images with unreal photo effects.

FEATURES

Check out what’s new and turn everyday inspiration into impressive art.

Revolutionary Particle™ Brushes

Make any character, environment or object literally come to life.

Jitter brushes

Mask your brush dab before applying paint to the canvas.

Mirror painting

Apply velvety, translucent paint transitions just like the Renaissance masters.

Kaleidoscope painting

Edit color and opacity in the context of your painting using the enhanced node control.

New! Gradient Express Paint
User Interface

Fill a gradient with rich, stroke-filled paint.

Brush Tracking Utility

Organize palettes and reduce clutter.

2 in 1 mobile painting interface

Gain instant access to important brush controls.

Navigator panel

Display the Brush Selector as a convenient panel.

Transformation tools

Get exactly the color you want when you need it.

New! Native 64-bit for Mac and PC
Native 64-bit for Mac and PC

Find all the essential tools for your particular workflow.

Brushstroke preview

Find all the essential tools for your particular workflow.

Paper textures

Find all the essential tools for your particular workflow.

Wacom tablet support

Get exactly the color you want when you need it.

World's most authentic Natural-MediaEnlarge
World's most authentic Natural-Media®

RealBristle technology replicates traditional art materials more realistically than any other software.

Smart photo-painting tools

The Auto-Painting tool magically paints a photo for you.

Tracing images

Sketch or paint right over your photo using tracing paper as a guide.

PAINTER ESSENTIALS VERSION COMPARISON



Feature Essentials 4 Essentials 5 Painter 2017
Drawing & painting tools
Revolutionary Particle Brushes
Jitter Brushes
Mirror Painting
Kaleidoscope painting
World’s most authentic Natural-Media®
Smart photo-painting tools
Tracing Images
Streamlined autopainting with presets
Real Watercolor Brushes
Multiple Clone Sources
Total Brushes 95 126 806
User Interface
Brush Tracking Utility
2 in 1 mobile painting interface
Navigator panel
Real-time Effects preview
Transformation tools
Native 64-bit for Mac and PC
Enhanced Brushstroke preview
Enhanced Paper Textures
Enhanced Wacom tablet support
Streamlined interface for hobbyists
Customizable UI No Limited Full
Workspace manager
Advanced brush editing
Save/Export/Import custom brushes
Create Custom Papers, Patterns, Gradients, Nozzles, Selections, Image portfolio
Additional effects with full screen preview
Perspective Guides
Reference Image
Advanced Color Management

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows

  • Windows 10 (64-Bit), Windows 8.1 (64-Bit), or Windows 7 (64-Bit), with the latest updates
  • Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 650 MB hard disk space for application files*
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first

*Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10 and 10.9, with the latest revision
  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 500 MB hard disk space for application files
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first

LEARNING

How to use Painter Essentials

Drawing and painting from a blank canvas
Drawing and painting from a blank canvas

As an art enthusiast, you enjoy experimenting with a variety of art tools, painting real life moments and bringing your unique visions to life on canvas. Painter Essentials 5 offers you the optimal Natural-Media® brushes, paper textures and tools needed to get started in digital art and experience true creative freedom. From loose sketches to full-blown paintings, Painter Essentials 5 makes it easy to get extraordinary results.
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Creating unmatched photo art
Creating unmatched photo art

Turn your photos into high-quality paintings in just minutes. Painter® Essentials™ 5 makes it easy with one-touch auto-painting that lets you choose a style and watch your painting come alive, stroke by stroke. Or tap into your creativity and create a painting that's as original as you! With exclusive photo-painting and cloning tools, SmartStroke™ brush technology and incredible photo effects, Painter Essentials 5 guarantees your photo art will stand out.
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