Feb 6 2007
Corel today announced that Corel Painter X, the latest edition of their painting and illustration software, is now available for pre-order. The latest version of Corel Painter X blurs the line between traditional and digital art like never before. Working closely with professionals including entertainment artists, commercial designers and photographers, the Corel Painter team explored the relationship between the artist’s hand and the canvas. As a result, Corel Painter X sets the standard with the introduction of new composition tools and the revolutionary RealBristle Painting System that provides an organic painting and illustration experience–right down to the individual bristles on the brush.
Corel Painter X is designed to run on Mac OS X and includes enhanced! Adobe Photoshop support with very similar layer behavior, making it simple to move files between the applications. Files saved to the Photoshop (PSD) file format open in Corel Painter, with layer masks, alpha channels and layer sets (groups) maintained. Enhancements include easier layer grouping and combining, and improved support for layer merge modes. Corel Painter X also supports many Photoshop plug-ins for Mac OS X. Corel has also enhanced Wacom tablet support. Artists can use the entire Wacom product line–including the Cintiq 1 UX interactive pen display and the Intuos 3 pen tablet. In addition, the new RealBristle Painting System and the Wacom 6D Art Pen work together to take digital painting to an unprecedented level of realism.
The English version of Corel Painter X, offered in a full version, upgrade version, education edition and Limited Edition Painter Can, is available for pre-order starting today through Corel and select partners. English version box product will be available through Corel and reseller partners in late February 2007. Japanese, French, Italian and German versions of Corel Painter X will be available throughout the spring of 2007. Suggested retail pricing for Corel Painter X in the US and Canada is USD$429 for full, USD$229 for upgrade and USD$99 for the education edition. The Limited Edition Painter Can is available for USD$499.