I am so excited to announce that Corel Painter 2015 is available for download today. Go to Painter Artist, Corel Painter’s new website for your copy.
I also want to let you know that I will have a class at the Digital Art Academy starting on August 19 called Corel Painter 2015 – What’s new. This link will take you to the Digital Art Academy new site. When you get there, click on the Advanced Painter Classes or the link on the side to my class. There you can read the syllabus and register for the class. I hope you join me.
Corel Painter 2015, like its predecessors, is a very complex program. There are lots of new and exciting enhancements to the program. Let’s hit a few high spots, but do take my class for an in-depth look at what is new in Corel Painter 2015.
Corel Painter 2015 is by far the fastest version so far…and the most responsive. Native 64-bit is available for Macs, but there is also significant cross-platform CPU performance optimizations. Mac users will notice a significant increase in processing power, all platforms will notice brushes, on average, are 40% faster.
There are tons of added features. Here is a quick video showing the enhancements to the welcome screen.
There are some cool new preferences. My favorite are the Simple Toolbox and the Command Bar. I will tell you all about them in the class as well as some stuff about new arrangements.
This might be a good time to show you some of my artwork done in Painter 2015. I did a series of wheat fields; some done mostly with the new particle brushes.
Morning Wheat Fields, Corel Painter 2015, Real watercolor with jitter smoothing and particle brushes
Corel Painter 2015, Simple Wheat Field, Real Watercolor with jitter smoothing
When painting, Painter’s brush tracking plays a big role. Corel Painter 2015’s totally revamped brush tracking amazed me. Check out the video:
I’ve mentioned the new particle brushes. What are they? Corel describes them this way, “…new physics-inspired brushes produce rich, chaotic strokes by emitting particles from a central point that create lines and patterns as they move across the canvas.” I’ll simplify that definition in the class and show you some great ways to use the brushes. Here is a sneak peek:
Beside particle brushes, there is a new feature that works with all brushes called jitter smoothing. Remember the enhanced jitter introduced in Painter X3, well, this is an added feature that helps control jitter. It is now a favorite of mine. Here is more on brushes:
In the next two paintings, I used particle brushes almost exclusively.
Wheat fields and Mountains, Corel Painter 2015, Real Watercolor with jitter smoothing and particle brushes
Golden Wheat and Sky, Corel Painter 2015, particle brushes
Do go to Corel Painter’s new Website and have a look around. And, I hope you will join me in my class, Corel Painter 2015 – What’s New. This link will take you directly to the advanced classes where you will find my class. While you are there, do check out the other wonderful classes at the Digital Art Academy. Look for a link to Jason Maranto’s online free Painter 2015 Manual…it is fabulous.