Melanie Rose

Concept Art

Concept art is used by creative producers, especially for movies and video games, to help portray an idea or, as the name implies, a concept. Unlike typical illustration, it is used to establish an idea, mood, or overall feel of the project while under construction.

This creative process can increase productivity by giving your team the ability to visualize the focal point of the project. Corel Painter allows you to produce extraordinary concept art so that you and your team stay on track while developing a work of genius.

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Why use Painter for your Concept Art?

Corel Painter is the absolute best digital art software when it comes to top of the line tools and workflow for concept art:

  • Hundreds of brushes and tons of paper textures
  • Custom workspace layout specifically for Concept Art
  • Compatibility with drawing tablets and multi-touch
  • Limitless possibilities with various sketching, drawing, and painting tools

Essential Tools


Craft a perfect composition for your environment by setting 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides in advance and gather inspirational imagery to display in-app using the Reference Image Panel for when you’re ready to paint.


Volume sketch your concepts with speed and ease during brainstorming sessions or art direction reviews using a wide selection of realistic Pens and Pencils.


Fine-tune your approved concept in full color using 2.5D Texture brushes, Airbrushes, Blenders, F-X Glow, Glazing, Stamps and Watercolor to finalize your detailed masterpiece for hand-off to production.

Concept Art Layout

Launch the Concept Art Palette Layout and unlock all of the tools that will streamline your concept creation process.

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What can you create with Corel Painter?

Getting started with Painter and Concept Art

Getting to know Painter

Quick overview of the Painter interface.

Blocking in shapes

Blocking in shapes with Glazing and Digital Water brushes.

Establishing form

Finding edges and developing light source.

Selecting color

Setting the color mood.

Detail painting

Painting with texture to add detail.

NEW 2022 tools

Ultimate workflow optimization.

Do more than just Concept Art with Corel Painter

Use Painter for much more than just your concept art needs.
Check out some of Painter’s other unique uses like Illustration, Manga, Photo Art and Fine Art.

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