There has never been a better time to purchase Corel Painter 2016 ®.
Black Friday has become the biggest shopping day of the year and Corel have kick-started their sale promotions in advance of the retail frenzy that will be upon us next weekend.
Right now you can save 30% on their ultimate digital art studio. Purchase the full version for £219 (was £314.95) or upgrade for £109 (was £159).
The Corel.com website states that this current offer lasts until 25th November 2015.
I've been creating digital photo art with Corel Painter for many years and I firmly believe that it is the best option for photographers looking to transform their images into amazing art. The 2016 version continues to expand the potential of digital art with new, innovative brush technologies, performance enhancements and interface improvements.
Don't take my word for it, download the software on a free 30 day download and give it a spin! Visit painterartist.com for more details.
A selection of my digital art, all created with Corel Painter can be found below.
If you'd like to know more about my Pixel Painted Art please visit here.
If you already own a previous version of Corel Painter and you are unsure if you should upgrade then check out these top ten reasons to make the switch:
1. NEW Dynamic Speckles
Create luscious Natural-Media® brushstrokes or realistic splatters by combining bristle thickness control with your touch, and Particle system physics across a variety of media types. Plus, you can search for Dynamic Speckles to quickly access a variety of new brushes.
2. NEW Special Media Brushes
Generate more brush variations than ever before! Imagine combining Particle brushes with Real Watercolor, Liquid Ink and Impasto for original mixed media combinations. Best of all, these new timesaving brushes will create singular end results in about half the time.
3. NEW Audio Expression
Feel the beat with your brushes! Painter 2016 now has brushes that react to sound. Jam out to your favorite tunes, serenade your strokes, hum, strum, or shout it out because no matter the source of your sound inspiration, your canvas will sing.
4. NEW Inspirational Brushes
Select the New Brushes Palette Arrangement to easily experiment with all the latest and greatest 2016 brush technology, and preview bonus in-app Brush Packs that will showcase just the right brush for your next painting project.
5. NEW User Interface Options
Learn on the spot as the redesigned Welcome Book instantly greets you with new product tutorials. Start with a blank canvas and achieve your perfect painting environment with a flexible UI color scheme, high DPI and an intuitive presentation mode that will keep your eye focused on your art.
6. NEW Photoshop Brush Import*
Import your favorite Adobe Photoshop brushes directly into Painter. Now, you can paint with the image stamp as is or experiment with Painter’s flexible brush controls to create an impressive variation on the original brush.
*ABR - Adobe Photoshop Brush File
7. NEW Visual Tooltips and Brush Hints
Use versatile Visual Tooltips to understand how adjusting Painter’s brush controls will visually impact
your custom brushes. In addition, you can access brush hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types, new brush technology and how to effectively incorporate these tools into your work.
8. Enhanced Custom Toolbox
Share your unique creation tools with other users by instantly exporting a Custom Toolbox. Whether your priority is allowing others to follow along in class, or just wanting to share your favorite custom brushes, papers, flow maps, patterns and palettes, the new export feature will put it all together for you in a perfect package.
9. NEW Paper and Flow Map Rotation
Rotate your favorite papers and Flow Maps in any direction, at any time, to achieve that perfect artistic touch in your work. Direct the rotated texture with hard media or flow watercolor through the rotated grain to achieve looks only previously possible within the digital world.
10. NEW Blending 2.0
Use the new blending brush variants and experience improved blending across both layers and media types. With the new blending presets, you will be able to edit your blending brush variants easier, faster and smoother than ever before.
Happy painting my friends.