Corel releases Painter X3

Corel has released version 13 of its Painter software for digital artists, which the company has dubbed 'X3'. Available to download today for $429/£262.50 (excl VAT), the upgraded tool boasts a number of new features, including:

  • A Brush Search engine to help you find and select brushes quickly and easily, with visual preview
  • Stroke preview, showing what each brush stroke will look like on your canvas.
  • A new brush optimizer, which highlights the primary parameters of each brush.
  • Pre-built, customisable Jitter brushes, which Corel says "simulate those random elements and 'happy accidents' that can occur when using real world media.
  • Perspective Guides to enable you to accurately draw in a one-, two- or three-point perspective.
  • The ability to work with reference images directly within the Painter interface.

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