Corel Releases Painter X

Corel Releases Painter X



Only 500 copies of Painter X Limited Edition (sold in a paint can) are available.


Mac software can let you make wonderful things, but a few apps, such as Photoshop, can enable you to make awesome works of art. Corel's Painter is such an app and on Tuesday, Corel announced Painter X, a major upgrade to its painting software. Painter X boasts a ton of new features.


• The RealBristle Painting System replicates traditional art media with individual bristles that blend and splay.

• More tools to create paintings from photos.

• The Divine Proportion tool segments your work area according to the guidelines of the Divine Proportion.

• The Layout Grid display a grid that follows the Rule of Thirds used in photography.

• The Match Palette effect matches the color intensity between two images.

• A Universal Mixer palette lets you have better control over color blending.

• Dodge and Burn tools.

• Improved color management.

• Improved performance, as well as Universal binary support.


Corel Painter X is priced at $429 for the full version, $99 for the education version, and $229 for upgrades. Corel is also offering a Limited Edition Painter X package for $499 that includes the full Painter X software, a user guide, a "Learning Corel Painter X with Jeremy Sutton" DVD-ROM, a collectors’ poster and the Corel Painter X Composition tool, all packaged inside a paint can.


You can download a 30-day trial version of Painter X from Corel.


Painter X requires a 700MHz G4 or faster or an Intel-based Mac, Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended), and a 24-bit color display with a minimum 1,024 by 768 screen resolution.


We'll have a full review in an upcoming issue of Mac|Life.




+ Add a Comment


This software would be excellent for me. I love taking my photos and adding filters and effects in photoshop because my vision is something other than photorealism. I may have to pick the education version sometime.

Does anyone know if there is a difference in versions, i.e. features left out?

Log in to Mac|Life directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.