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Corel® Painter™ X3

Painter X3

Leading paint program

  * Complete art studio at your fingertips
  * Hundreds of brushes, paper textures and paints
  * Unparalleled realism with RealBristle™ technology
  * New cloning and photo-painting tools
  * Compatible with Wacom tablets and Photoshop

Platform: Windows and Macintosh


No matter what kind of art you create, with Corel® Painter® X3 you'll find all the tools you need to unlock new artistic possibilities. Work with hundreds of customizable brushes, paper textures and wet and dry media that look and feel just like the real thing!


  • NEW! Brush Search engine
    Find and select the perfect brush quickly and easily. Just type the name or properties of any brush and Painter will find it for you. The visual preview lets you ensure each brush is exactly what you're looking for.
  • NEW! Stroke preview
    See exactly what each brush stroke will look like on your canvas. Preview brush parameters such as Mixing, Erasing, Blending and Jitter. The preview adjusts in real-time as you experiment with brushes and paper textures. No more test canvases required!
  • NEW! Advanced Brush Controls
    Edit and optimize brushes with a few simple clicks. The new brush optimizer highlights the primary parameters of each brush. Plus, make more advanced edits and preview changes on the fly. Learning and working with brushes has never been easier.
  • NEW! Jitter brushes
    Use pre-built Jitter brushes to simulate those random elements and "happy accidents" that can occur when using real world media. For added effect, customize the pre-built Jitter brushes further to create more organic, natural-looking art.
  • NEW! Jitter expression
    Add Jitter to all your Painter brushes and adjust for brush expressions such as Opacity, Grain, Size, Angle and more! It's the perfect way to add a unique element of randomness to your art.
  • NEW! Perspective Guides
    Accurately draw in a one-, two- or three-point perspective. Simply select your vanishing points and set your lines—your brush strokes will automatically snap to the grid. You can also save presets, change line colors and add additional guidelines.
  • NEW! Reference image
    Find new inspiration by working with reference images directly within the Painter interface. Just drop your reference image anywhere onscreen without disrupting your workflow, plus instantly sample reference colors. It's the perfect way to stay inspired and creative!
  • NEW! Meet the artist Paint Jam sessions
    Join us online for live talks with professional artists who offer insight into the challenges and triumphs they've experienced over the course of their careers. From finding inspiration, to the artistic process, these monthly sessions will enlighten and inspire you.
  • ENHANCED! Cloning workflow
    Work faster when cloning an image. Now you can view a project image and the cloning crosshairs on a source image at the same time! Plus, lightly edit source images and automatically save clone source data to your file.
  • ENHANCED! Transform across multiple layers
    Quickly select and transform multiple layers at one time. It's a time-saving enhancement that allows you to focus on your art and avoid the annoyance of having to cycle through numerous layers in a project.
  • ENHANCED! Color set libraries and Mixers
    Experience colors like never before. Choose the maximum number of colors to add to a new set from an Image, Layer, Selection or Mixer Pad. Plus, use new inspirational mixers for an entirely new way to work with colors.
  • ENHANCED! Memory optimization
    Enjoy enhanced speed and performance. Macs with 64-bit systems will automatically use all available memory when running Painter. Plus, PCs with large amounts of RAM can utilize new software speed enhancements. It's the ideal way to deal with memory-intensive tasks.
  • ENHANCED! Brush Sharing and Management
    Share Painter brushes in seconds! Email brushes, post them online or share via a USB device. The receiver simply double clicks on the file to launch Painter X3 and automatically import a brush, category or brush library.


  • Why bring Corel Painter into your classroom?
    Painter delivers a highly realistic digital art experience that's unmatched by any other software on the market. Using tools that look and feel just like their real-life counterparts, students can create and experiment without worrying about mistakes, time-consuming clean-ups or wasting expensive art materials. Discover why Painter is one of the most popular and effective ways for students to develop their fine art skills and push the boundaries of their creativity.
  • How does Corel Painter fit into your curriculum?
    Painter provides an environment that nurtures experimentation and creative thinking. Students can experiment with color, composition theory and different painting styles—all with the ability to fix mistakes at the click of a button. Painter also is the perfect complement to industry-standard tools, such as Wacom drawing tablets and Adobe Photoshop. Using Painter in the classroom provides students with the skills and technical expertise that's used by professionals in the graphics and entertainment industries. Fit Painter into your curriculum today and give your students the skills and confidence that will help them succeed in the creative fields of tomorrow.

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 8 (64-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) (with latest Service Pack)
Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron
450 MB hard disk space for application files*
Mouse or tablet
1280 x 800 screen resolution
DVD drive
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher

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

Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (with latest revision)
Intel Core 2 Duo
350 MB hard disk space for application files
Mouse or tablet
1280 x 800 screen resolution
DVD drive
Safari v5 or higher

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