Painter Essentials 8: Digital Painting Software Delivers Highly Realistic AI Photo-Painting and Hand-Crafted Results

News | 23.02.2021

OTTAWA, Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corel Introducing Painter Essentials 8, the latest version of the complete drawing and painting software for beginners based on the industry’s most powerful and creative digital art software, Painter. With all-new brushes, color workflows, and enhanced artificial intelligence-based (AI) photo-painting presets, Painter® Essentials™ 8 makes it easier than ever to achieve remarkable paintings, photo art and illustrations.

Painter Essentials 8 is the fun and easy art studio that will inspire you to fall in love with digital painting, whether you’re creating from your imagination on a blank canvas or transforming your photographs into incredible painted works of art.

Our latest release enables you to harness next-generation artificial intelligence and Painter brush technology to give your portraits, landscapes and sketches a stunning degree of realism and expressive, made-by-hand results.

Chris Pierce, Senior Product Manager for Digital Arts and Photo Products at Corel

Painter Essentials 8 is available on Mac and Windows

Painter Essentials 8 offers an incredible collection of digital painting tools and innovative technologies to help beginners and enthusiasts explore their creativity.

NEW and ENHANCED Brushes & Painting Environment

Enjoy 23 new brushes in various brush categories, including Pencils, Pens, Inking Tools, Particles and more. Find similar brushes grouped together for an easier selection process and experience the new Drawing & Painting Layout which provides just the right tools to start creating from scratch.

NEW Color Workflows

New harmonies and color sets effortlessly narrow down the perfect painting colors. Complementary, light monochromatic and dark monochromatic color harmonies dynamically create balanced color swatches, while Grayscale, Flesh Tones and Pastels Color Sets can now be selected with a single click.

ENHANCED AI Auto-Painting

New AI auto-painting options provide richer, more natural-looking paintings from virtually any type of imagery. Choose from 10 additional AI painting styles and experience an auto-painting process that offers fast and stunning artistic results.

ENHANCED Compatibility with the Latest Mac Advances

Mac users can enjoy a creative environment tailored to their favorite platform. Run Painter Essentials 8 on macOS Big Sur and the new Mac systems with M1 chips. Experience natural-looking AI-based paintings with a greater sense of depth and focus thanks to support for the Apple Vision Framework. Use Sidecar to mirror your Mac on an iPad and paint using the Apple Pencil with new tilt and pressure support. And on MacBook Pro, increase efficiency with new support for the context-sensitive Touch Bar and multi-touch Trackpad.

ENHANCED Document Control

New document setup options come together with enhanced layer control to streamline workflows and save valuable time. With improved contextual menus, layer adjuster options and easy access to commands, artists can breeze through working with layers. The new Image Dialog box offers pre-selected color and paper texture options to give users a head start on creating artwork with a realistic look and feel. Plus, artists now have the option to duplicate their canvas, providing an easy approach to experiment on projects with their original untouched.