Painter 12 for windows and Mac. The World’s Leading Digital Art Software. Corel Painter 12 is the ultimate digital art studio. Its combination of inventive drawing tools, image cloning capabilities, virtually unlimited customization options, as well as Natural-Media brushes, colors, and textures help you achieve total creative expression in a digital realm. With its impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils, watercolors and more, there are no limits to what you can create! And thanks to extensive file support, you can also build upon projects you’ve started in other programs, making Painter a great complement to Adobe Photoshop. This latest version helps artists evolve their creative possibilities more than ever! Painter also provides unique and progressive digital art apabilities, such as the new Mirror Painting and Kaleidoscope composition tools. In addition, the ability to customize practically every detail of the interaction between brushes and the canvas gives artists boundless creative options. Transform photos into paintings by hand or let the Auto-Painting palette paint a photo for you using your choice of brush and media. The SmartStroke brush technology follows lines and contours in your picture just like a real artist would.
Painter 12 (Windows/Mac)
Leading Digital Art Software
- FREE Painter 12.2 SP1 Update! (Painter 12 customers only)
- Most realistic digital painting tools
- Breakthrough brush developments
- Customize to your liking
- Supports Adobe® Photoshop® files
FREE Painter 12.2 SP1 Update!
New Mac performance gains & layer improvements
(Painter 12 customers only)
Corel® Painter™ 12 is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressive drawing tools, lifelike Natural-Media® brushes and the most realistic digital painting experience. With its impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils, watercolors and more, there are no limits to what you can create! And thanks to extensive file support, you can also build upon projects you’ve started in other programs, making Painter a great complement to Adobe® Photoshop®. This latest version helps artists evolve their creative possibilities more than ever! See it for yourself with a free trial—Painter is changing what’s possible in art.
Also available: Corel Painter Lite
Coming soon: Painter® Freestyle™ Beta
The world’s first motion-enabled digital art app
Most realistic digital painting experience
Painter’s RealBristle™ brushes represent a major milestone for digital painting, reproducing the movement and feeling of traditional art on canvas when paired with a graphics tablet.
Progressive digital art capabilities
Exciting new Kaleidoscope and Mirror painting features let you create electrifying patterns and colors on canvas, leveraging the symmetry, speed and precision of mirrored planes. This Kaleidoscope painting capability is exclusive to Painter!
Designed for comfort
Painter 12 offers seven different workspaces, designed to make new users, Adobe® Photoshop® users, photographers, concept artists and others feel at home. Choose the workspace that’s right for you, or create your own as you go along.
Perfect complement to other software and hardware
Photoshop support lets you easily work with Photoshop files and correctly preserve colors and layers when transferring files from Photoshop to Painter. Support for the latest pen tablets from Wacom® gives you exceptional freedom of movement.
Welcome to comfort! An interface refresh streamlines brush selection, image navigation, libraries, color controls and image set up to make the workspace more intuitive and quicker to navigate—changes that will especially appeal to people familiar with the Adobe® Photoshop® environment. This streamlined approach will also significantly reduce the learning curve for new users.
Painter 12 introduces 7 custom workspaces to help artists from all backgrounds quickly familiarize themselves with Painter. Choose from the following workspaces, created by the Painter team and Masters: What’s New, Photoshop User, Creativity, Concept Sketching, Illustration, Portrait & Collage and Watercolor.
Enhanced speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!
Ready, set, go! Brush performance is 3 to 5 times faster, while a range of Painter tasks, such as opening files and flattening, flipping or blurring images is up to 3 times faster than Painter 11.
New Kaleidoscope painting
Create electrifying kaleidoscope effects on canvas with this exciting new tool that only exists in Painter 12! Use your choice of media to paint transfixing patterns and colors, using three to 12 mirrored planes.
New Mirror Painting
Save time as you paint with perfect precision! This new tool copies every stroke you make onto the opposite side of your canvas. You choose whether it’s mirrored horizontally, vertically or both. It’s double the fun in half the time!
New Real Watercolor & Real Wet Oil tools
Achieve the most authentic results! New Real Watercolor brushes blend and dry more realistically than any other watercolor brush. New Real Wet Oil brushes offer the perfect solution for blending and painting flowing colors. Add solvents to the canvas for even more control.
Enhanced brush tracking
Customize Painter to remember your touch. Brush tracking is an amazing feature that lets you instantly program Painter to remember your preferred brush speed and pressure sensitivity for each individual brush!
New temporal Color Changer palette
A handy addition, the new Color Changer palette pops up on screen for a quick, easy way to change your brush color. The palette only sticks around for as long as you need it, keeping your workspace clean.
New Navigator panel
Navigating your canvas and working with large images just got easier. Use the Preview window to drag and change your focal point on the canvas—perfect for moving to a different area of the image without having to switch tools or adjust the zoom level.
New agile brush control
Change settings, such as brush size, opacity, squeeze and angle, using interactive controls that let you make rapid adjustments from one centralized location. Scalable resizing lets you preserve correct brush proportions. Use shortcuts to access brush settings even faster!
…and much more! Visit the Features page to get the full picture and see Painter 12 in action.
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit, Windows® 7 or Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows® XP (32-bit edition), with the latest Service Packs installed
- 1 GHz processor or higher
- 1 GB RAM
- 600 MB hard disk space for application files*
- 1280 x 800 screen resolution
- Mouse or tablet
- DVD drive
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or higher
* Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
- Mac OS® X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 (with latest revision)
- 10.6 Snow Leopard
- 10.7 Lion
- 10.8 Mountain Lion
- Intel® Core™ Duo
- 1 GB RAM
- 300 MB of HD space for application files
- 1280 x 800 screen resolution
- Mouse or tablet