Corel Painter Essentials 5 (DVD)

Corel Painter Essentials 5 (DVD)

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  • Digital Painting and Drawing Software
  • Numerous Brushes, Paper Textures, Paints
  • Natural-Media & New Particle Brushes
  • Streamlined and Customizable Interface
  • Enhanced Brushstroke Preview
  • Wacom Tablet Support
  • Native 64-Bit Application for Mac and PC
  • Mac and Windows Compatibility
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This DVD version of Corel Painter Essentials 5 is the latest version of this advanced digital painting and drawing program that features a wealth of tools and modes that are streamlined for art enthusiasts and emerging photo artists. Together, these tools are designed to accurately simulate the look and feel of physical drawing and painting with the convenience and control of a computer. Painter Essentials 5 integrates a host of modes, tools, and features to enhance the overall working process and to provide efficiency and seamlessness in how you operate within the interface.

A selection of customizable options are available for fine-tuning personal use in the program, as well as Wacom Tablet support, so that working within Painter Essentials 5 becomes as intuitive as possible. This application utilizes Natural Media Tools in order to emulate the most realistic appearances of materials with respect to bushes and pens to help render your vision as accurately as possible.

New to Painter Essentials 5 are Particle Brushes, Jitter Brushes, Mirror Painting, Kaleidoscope Painting, as well as a customizable interface. Updates include real-time effects previews, enhanced brushstroke previews, a brush tracking utility, and a navigator panel for even more efficiency while working within the program. Plus, native support is now given for 64-bit Mac and 64-bit Windows operating systems.

New and Enhanced Features

Particle Brushes
New Particle Brushes offer a quick way to produce interesting and organic shapes. The brushes create chaotic or controlled strokes by originating particles from a central point and making lines and patterns as they move across the canvas. The behavior of the particles can be adjusted based on pressure, tilt, velocity, and other control factors.
Jitter Brushes
Jitter brushes are available to help mimic randomness or "happy accidents" that can occur when working with physical materials. These brushes can be used to create an even more organic and natural looking appearance depending on preference.
Mirror Painting
In the Mirror Painting mode, a plane appears that allows one half of an object to be painted while Painter Essentials 5 automatically replicates a mirror image of the opposing side of the object by reproducing the brushstrokes. For example, to create a symmetrical face, simply paint one half of the face and Painter Essentials 5 automatically completes the other half.
Kaleidoscope Painting
Kaleidoscope Painting allows brushstrokes to be transformed into a colorful and symmetrical kaleidoscope image. When a brushstroke is painted in one kaleidoscope segment, multiple reflections of the brushstroke appear in the other segments.
Customizable User Interface
Customizable user interface options allow you to easily switch between tools and optimize your painting environment.
Real-Time Preview of Effects
Add effects to your work and see them displayed on your canvas in real-time as they're applied. Now your entire canvas offers a world of effects experimentation--all completely in real-time.
Brush Tracking Utility
Now you can control pressure sensitivity to virtually any brush.
Native 64-Bit Application for Mac and PC
Performance improvements for your computer mean faster speeds when it comes to intensive operations. Zoom, rotate, transform, and more--all without slowing down. Plus, experience improvements to brush accuracy and performance.

Other Features

Multi-Platform Support
The installation disc includes copies of both the Mac OS and Windows version of Painter Essentials 5, allowing the use of different and multiple operating systems.
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Corel PE5EFAMMB specs

Delivery DVD
Mac System Requirements Mac OS X 10.9 or 10.10 (with latest revision)
Intel Core 2 Duo processor
500 MB hard disk space for application files
Mouse or tablet
1024 x 768 screen resolution
DVD drive
Safari v5 or higher
Windows System Requirements Windows 8.1 (64-bit) or Windows 7 (64-bit) with latest Service Pack
Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64, or AMD Opteron processor
650 MB hard disk space for application files*
Mouse or tablet
1024 x 768 screen resolution
DVD drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.3 x 1.0"

Corel PE5EFAMMB reviews

Painter Essentials 5 (DVD) is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great deal! I was wanting the full-fledged Painter software so I downloaded a trial of it and then later a trial of Painter Essentials 5. I haven't watched a lot of tutorials but after using both programs I know I will never learn enough to justify the price of the full Painter program. I'm a photographer and want to be able to combine paint with my photographs and Painter Essentials 5 will do the job for 1/10th the price.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant and for a really great price. I have only been using Corel Painter for a few day's but I am so happy I bought it. Still exploring the seemingly endless possibilities and discovering new way's of using it. Just SUPERB.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Be aware of what you're buying I've used Corel Painter for years and just recently bought a new computer. I was unaware of Painter Essentials, but reading the description and reviews it sounded like everything I needed without the bulk or price tag of the full Corel Painter. I was sadly mistaken. Perhaps it's because I have experience with the full Corel Painter and most people reviewing Painter Essentials do not, and it may work just fine for people dipping their toes into graphic art, but make no mistake, if you think the price is too good to be true in spite of everything you're reading, it is. This software is severely under-featured and lacks many features and elements that I have grown used to using and literally make some of the work I do possible. It is extremely entry-level. I guess the redeeming factor is the cost, but I'm a little disappointed in how this software is described as it can seem very misleading. If you are at all serious about creating digital art or graphic design, I highly suggest you spend the extra money for Corel Painter 2017. I do believe this product has a place and a target audience that will love it and get plenty of use out of it, but I am giving it two stars because there is a serious lack of explanation and comparison between this software and the full version of Corel Painter.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as great as the regular version. After using the trial of the full version, I decided to purchase the essentials version until I can afford the full one. If you want all the effects pay the money. This is just a dialed down software not worth the money. There's really not much you can do with it but minor edits. If you really want to get creative just pay the big bucks for the complete Painter software.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Painter Essential 5 I can not open, I return it back waiting for complete refund
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like the program but be aware. I have been using Essentials 4 but could not get it to work on my new computer so I ordered 5. I am happy with it but it will not give you a full page paint. 5 only has the white wavy sides that I guess they thought made it more artsy. Still I like the program and would recommend it to other customers.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product offered at a great value This is a great product for tracing over photographs and rendering them as painted products by hand. Additionally B&H's price is 40% cheaper than the manufacturer's retail price which makes an even greater value.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Offers little for the advanced practiced user. Purchased this as a compliment to my library of photo processing programs and am very disappointed. Painter Essentials may have potential for some users but offers very little for my post processing.
Date published: 2016-12-05
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