Haven’t we all used applications that convert digital photos to paintings just with a few basic edits? These photos that become artists portraits just with a swish of a finger are a social media favorite and we all plead guilty! Now, imagine creating your own digital painting from a blank canvas. That’s right, with the new Corel Painter Essentials 7 things have just got a notch higher photo paintings.
The Corel Painter Essentials 7 launched on the 8th of October, 2019 throws open its all-new set of features for both the Windows and the Mac photo paintings and art program enthusiasts. This edition of the Corel Painter Essentials boasts of tools and features that are extremely easy to use and ideal for beginners.
This simple and pleasing user interface may deceive most first-time users for the kind of punch the features and enhancements this edition can provide. Read on to know what we’re talking about!
How Does Corel Painter Essentials 7 Work?
First up, Corel’s SmartStroke Technology allows the user to convert a picture chosen by them into a painting style of their choice. Starting with this, the user can enhance the photo with finer strokes, layered painting, and the much-acclaimed Artificial Intelligence-based photo painting.
This mind-blowing AI feature throws in a splash of various styles including color pencils, color dabs, bold watercolors, charcoal, acrylic and much more!
If that isn’t enough, you can play around with a whole new set of industry-acclaimed brush options that are “outrageously creative”, to quote Corel itself. Dabbing brushes, glazing brushes, airbrush, pattern pens, sponges and a lot more offer beautiful, generous and intricate color to get the smallest details right, aside from the old collection of brushes that still pack in a punch!
You can even personalize the controls and optimize the brush to suit your style of art. Whether it is size, opacity, texture, or grain, you truly are the master of your masterpiece.
What’s New On The Interface?
Corel has also updated the interface of the Essentials program to a darker hue. They say it helps reduce distraction from the job at hand, along with the layout of the icons are also a lot more convenient and spaced out to navigate around. We also noticed some improvements in the speed of the overall program.
Corel’s Painter Essentials 7 makes it a lot easier to replicate one image onto another through their tracing feature. All you need to do is turn on the tracing paper, select a brush and color of your choice to get working. We absolutely love the pressure-sensitive drawing tablet that can get you going with sprinkling, dabbing, spattering, glowing, patters and a whole lot of more options to explore the artist in you!
The built-in learning tool makes it easy for a novice or a first-timer to get used to the front-end interface and back-end mechanism quite easily. So if you’re a novice, Corel Paint Essential 7 should be your first shot at digital painting. For the seasoned, if the artist in you is itching for a new digital tool, there couldn’t be a better one than Corel Painter Essentials 7!