Thursday, May 19, 2011

Corel Painter 12 Release

Last weekend I demoed the new Painter 12 release at the New England SCBWI conference. I have to say this upgrade is the best yet. It turns out those crazy folks over at Corel decided that it was time to take Painter from ugly baby to prom queen. And I am so mad at them for that! Why? Because this week I finished by book on Digital Painting to be released next year by Watson Guptill and now....I have to completely rewrite the whole darn thing...very quicky!

Check out some of the Corel Painter gallery tutorials.

I am now going to crawl into my dark cave and weep like an abandoned baby. I will share some of my favorite new features once the tears dry. (insert melodramatic organ music here). 

4 comments:

Rosie said...

I would never ever leave the cave ever again if that happened to me but you have piqued my interest in the new Painter...which means I'll have to download the demo and I know what that leads to...

Laurie McLeod Jess said...

Thanks for your great blog site & I too will need to go check out Painter 12. I love Painter, but I'm rusty on it.

Morellocherry said...

I would die if that happened to me!!! I had a look at the new functions on painter 12 and I keep thinking " why did they not do this before!?!?!". I'm looking forward to an upgrade!

I have another question for you,lol. I'm in need of a new monitor and so I've been looking on threads and sites for what digital artists use. So far, I've not got anything solid to go off. On mine, sometimes the colours are off, or i can't see certain details. I was wondering if you find a specific monitor that works best for your illustrations?
I use painter 11 and no photoshop (shock horror! Everyone seems to use photoshop! lol).

Bearded Lady said...

Hi Morellocherry
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. I am not exactly on top of the blog.

I use a wacom cintiq. It is a pressure sensitive monitor that allows you to draw on screen. The colors are accurate for me but I am pretty militant about color management.