Corel® Painter™ 12 – A Powerful Photography Asset

Painter 12

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Painter Photography

You’re an established photographer, you’ve tried all the tricks in the book, and now you’re looking to do something fresh.

You’ve come to the right place!

You may have heard of Corel® Painter™, the world’s #1 digital art software. But did you know it’s an equally powerful photography tool? Full support for Adobe® Photoshop® files makes Painter a powerful addition to any creative photo process. Bring your photo files into Painter and experience the magic that takes place!

Painter goes far beyond photo editing with unique RealBristle™ brushes and Natural-Media® tools that help you achieve a fresh take on your photos. By adding Painter to your workflow, your digital darkroom expands to become a comprehensive digital art suite.

Learn more about how Painter 12 is a powerful photography asset

“All I can say is wow! This software outshines all others—including Photoshop—in drawing
and painting effects. It works like butter.” (Melissa Gallo, Professional Photographer
) Read more

See why Layers Magazine likes Painter 12 so much! Read more

Painter 12

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  • Adobe® Photoshop® support
  • Photoshop workspace
  • RealBristle™ brushes & Wacom®
    tablet support
  • New Real Watercolor tools
  • New Real Wet Oil
  • Inventive photo-painting tools
  • Individual brush calibration

Expert tips to get you started with photo-painting

See firsthand how Painter simplifies the process of transforming a photo into a painting.
Painter’s brushes were built to emulate traditional media and effortlessly deliver the results you want.

Are you a Photoshop user?

We've put together a downloadable library of extra content to enhance your designs, including a
custom Photoshop workspace to ease your workflow.

Painter workspaces for Photoshop users

Download our custom Painter 12 workspaces

Windows - Download Painter 12 workspaces    Mac - Download Painter 12 workspaces

Meet our Masters!

These particular masters specialize in photo painting and have some great training resources for you.
Visit their websites and learn more about their specialties and resources that will inspire you to paint like a master.

Karen Bonaker

Karen Bonaker
Digital Artist, Educator and Painter Master

Heather Michelle Bjoershol

Heather Michelle Bjoershol
Professional Artist, Instructor, Photographer and Painter Master

Fay Sirkis

Fay Sirkis
Portrait Artist, Photographer, Instructor and Painter Master

Karen Sperling

Karen Sperling
Illustrator, Educator and Painter Master

Jeremy Sutton

Jeremy Sutton
Artist and Painter Master

Helen Yancy

Helen Yancy
Professional artist, Author, Instructor, Convention Speaker and Painter Master

Designed for artists by artists, Corel® Painter™ 12 opens up a world of creativity. With an impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils, watercolors and more, if you can dream it, you can create it in Painter!

Background artwork created from Althea by Skip Allen.