Corel Painter 2016: New Paint Program

Corel Painter 2016: New Paint Program Redefines the Industry’s Most Expressive Digital Art Experience with 131 New Brushes, Boosted Performance, Streamlined Workflow and Enhanced Learning, Corel Painter 2016 is a Dramatic Leap Forward, Continuing to Set the Standard in Digital Art.

Corel® Painter® 2016, the latest version of the industry’s most powerful and creative professional digital paint program. Painter 2016 continues to push what’s possible in digital art with new, innovative brush technologies such as Audio Expression and Dynamic Speckles, impressive performance enhancements, and improvements to the interface and learning content that give users more power to be productive and unleash their true creative identity.

New Features in Corel Painter 2016 Enable Concept Artists, Illustrators, Photographers and Graphic Designers to Express Themselves in the Most Authentic Way Possible:

  • NEW Audio Expression: Brushes that react to sound. Users can play music in the background or directly from a computer to modify the size, angle and color variability of any brush.
  • NEW Special Media Mixing: New dab types use particles and either Liquid Ink, Watercolor or Impasto to create more realism in brushstrokes than ever before.
  • NEW Paper and Flow Map Rotation: Change the angle of paper textures and flow maps to get unprecedented variety of brushstrokes, achieving looks only previously possible in the traditional art world.
  • NEW Blending 2.0: Improved blending across both layers and media types makes it possible to edit blending brush variants easier, faster and smoother than before and without white fringes on the canvas.
  • ENHANCED Document Views: Easily switch between Default, Single Document and Presentation views to focus on certain elements of the interface.
  • ENHANCED Content Sharing: Share content easily with the ability to export all custom brushes, papers, patterns and flow maps to a custom Toolbox (BOX) file.

Pricing and Availability:
Painter 2016 is available in full for $429 USD, and $229 USD for the upgrade. It is available in English, German, French, Japanese and Chinese Traditional. Both download and box versions, along with free 30-day trials, are available at

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Graphcat 6.3 for WordPerfect X7 Shipping Now: Photo Catalogs, Editable, in WordPerfect

Corel released WordPerfect X7 in April. Graphcat, the ultimate photo cataloger for WordPerfect for the past two decades, has once again been upgraded, and now supports WordPerfect X7, along with Windows 8.1, in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. The installer is updated as well, and auto-detects all versions of WordPerfect, and adds Graphcat to any or all of them.

Graphcat creates editable photo catalogs. You can adjust the size of images, borders, centering, naming, page size, and more. And the catalogs are editable, using WordPerfect graphic styles, so that the entire catalog of images can be resized at once, or have nearly any image option changed for every thumbnail in the album at once.

Graphcat requires any version of WordPerfect, now including WordPerfect Office X7.



WordPerfect Office X7 Released

WordPerfect Office has been upgraded to version X7. There’s a new macro editor, an iPad app, and HTML 5 output. Read the news at Software Knowledge base:

Corel Celebrates User Talent with 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Over $100,000 US in prizes to be won

Corel today kicked off the CorelDRAW® International Design Contest. Until June 30, 2013, users from around the world can submit work they created using CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6. With six categories and over $100,000 US in prizes available, this year’s Design Contest aims to celebrate the creativity and versatility of the CorelDRAW community.

“The CorelDRAW International Design Contest offers the chance for our users to show their talent and design style to the world,” said Gérard Métrailler, Sr. Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel. “Our users constantly inspire us, and this is our opportunity to highlight their work so they can inspire others as well.”
Categories and Prizes

Participants can submit entries into any of the following categories:
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