Corel Painter 2016: New Paint Program Redefines the Industry's Most Expressive Digital Art Experience

With 131 New Brushes, Boosted Performance, Streamlined Workflow and Enhanced Learning, Corel Painter 2016 is a Dramatic Leap Forward, Continuing to Set the Standard in Digital Art

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Introducing Corel® Painter® 2016, the latest version of the industry's most powerful and creative professional digital paint program. Painter 2016 continues to push what's possible in digital art with new, innovative brush technologies such as Audio Expression and Dynamic Speckles, impressive performance enhancements, and improvements to the interface and learning content that give users more power to be productive and unleash their true creative identity.

"Part of what makes Corel Painter so powerful is our incredible community of artists who love the program as much as we do. With their feedback, we've created the most stable, powerful and innovative version of Painter to date," said Chris Pierce, Product Manager, Corel Painter. "Speed enhancements make Painter 2016 up to nine times faster than just two versions back. We've added 131 new brushes with creative possibilities that can't be touched in any other app, including any previous version of Painter! Painter 2016 also features dynamic learning tools and a dramatically improved workflow. If you haven't experienced Painter in a few years, it's time to take another look. We know you'll be blown away by what you see."

New Features in Corel Painter 2016 Enable Concept Artists, Illustrators, Photographers and Graphic Designers to Express Themselves in the Most Authentic Way Possible:

Innovative Brush Technology

Corel Painter has been at the helm of digital art innovation since the very beginning. With 131 new and unique brushes, Painter 2016 continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in Natural-Media®.

  • NEW Audio Expression: Brushes that react to sound. Users can play music in the background or directly from a computer to modify the size, angle and color variability of any brush.
  • NEW Dynamic Speckles: Particle system physics combine with brush thickness control, allowing users to create luscious Natural-Media brushstrokes or splatters. Speckles in the brushstrokes are truly dynamic and are generated as the user paints.
  • NEW Special Media Mixing: New dab types use particles and either Liquid Ink, Watercolor or Impasto to create more realism in brushstrokes than ever before.
  • NEW Paper and Flow Map Rotation: Change the angle of paper textures and flow maps to get unprecedented variety of brushstrokes, achieving looks only previously possible in the traditional art world.

Performance Improvements

With enhanced speed, performance and file support, Painter 2016 is the most stable and versatile version of Painter to date.

  • Speed and Stability: Painter 2016 brushes are up to three times faster than those in Painter 2015, and nine times faster than Painter X3 brushes.
  • NEW Blending 2.0: Improved blending across both layers and media types makes it possible to edit blending brush variants easier, faster and smoother than before and without white fringes on the canvas.
  • NEW Adobe Photoshop Brush File Import: Import the brush stamps of pixel-based Adobe Photoshop brushes and further customize them in Painter.

Customized User Interface

Workspaces are very important to artists and designers. Painter 2016 makes it easy to customize the user interface to match a particular workflow or preference.

  • NEW UI Color Options: Flexible UI color scheme selections allow users to choose between dark, sepia and frost color options, in addition to the default grey.
  • NEW Background Color Update: Change the UI background to any color on the Painter color wheel.
  • ENHANCED Document Views: Easily switch between Default, Single Document and Presentation views to focus on certain elements of the interface.

Integrated Learning

For those new to Painter 2016, learning the program is now a seamless and dynamic process. Integrated learning content that updates based on what the user has seen makes it easy to learn Corel Painter.

  • NEW Brush Hints: Context-sensitive brush hints provide useful tips about specific brush technologies, helping users discover different ways to take advantage of unique Painter features.
  • NEW Visual Tooltips: Illustrations that make it easy to understand how adjusting Painter's brush controls will visually impact custom brushes.
  • ENHANCED Content Sharing: Share content easily with the ability to export all custom brushes, papers, patterns and flow maps to a custom Toolbox (BOX) file.

Pricing and Availability:

Painter 2016 is available in full for $429 USD, and $229 USD for the upgrade. It is available in English, German, French, Japanese and Chinese Traditional. Both download and box versions, along with free 30-day trials, are available at For more Painter resources including reviewer's materials, images and videos, visit

Corel Also Introduces New ParticleShop™:

In other news today, Corel also released ParticleShop™, a Particle™ brush plugin for Adobe Photoshop. ParticleShop brings the power of Painter's brush engine to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ and other photo-editing software, allowing users to create specific, photo-realistic effects. For more information, or to see the incredible artwork created in ParticleShop, visit

About Corel Paint Programs:

Corel is the proud creator of Corel® Painter®, the world's most realistic paint program. Whether you're a budding artist or a creative professional, Painter gives you the freedom to create digital art without boundaries. The Corel Paint Program lineup also includes Painter® Essentials, the complete home art studio, ParticleShop, a Particle brush plugin for Adobe users, and mobile apps that let you create digital art on the go.

Boasting some of the industry's best-known brands, Corel's product lines also include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® PDF Fusion™, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, Roxio®, Pinnacle™ and WinZip®. For more information about Corel Paint Programs, please visit

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New Corel Painter 2016 Audio Expression Brushes in Painter 2016 Respond to Sound Dynamic Speckles: Particle System Physics Combine with Brush Thickness Control to Create Luscious Natural-Media Brushstrokes or Splatters