Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 6 is custom designed to inspire you to freely create blank canvas and photo art creations using award-winning Natural-Media® brushes. As an intuitive paint program, Essentials offers a welcoming environment that will encourage you to have fun while using powerful and realistic art tools to reach your goals. Turn a photo into an amazing oil, pastel or impressionist work of art, or use pencils, pens or particles to paint, draw and sketch on a blank canvas. The best part? Connect with a solid social community of fellow painters who are passionate about painting and providing feedback. There’s an artist in all of us.
Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using authentic dry media like chalks, pencils and pastels, or realistic wet media including oils, airbrushes, pens, digital watercolors and more. There is no experience required so that you can plunge right into an art studio that’s easy to learn and produces impressive results.
Produce incredible art with the powerful, user-friendly SmartStroke™ brush technology. Choose from two simple methods: let Painter® Essentials™ quickly Auto-Paint any photo, or you can paint from the photo to get a hand-hewn work of art.
Craft characters and environments using tools built for the job. The Mirror tool saves you half the painting time, the Particle brushes bring fur, hair, fabric and smoke to life, and F-X effects brushes add that extra special edge to your work.
Create using media that you can trust as the best out there. Although Essentials is built for beginners, the brush technology has stood the test of time. Every brush in Essentials was custom selected for new digital artists from our professional Painter art studio so that you can make the most of your digital art experience.
When painting with a drawing tablet, you will have full pressure sensitive control of every brush allowing you to recreate the look and sensation of painting with traditional media, even if you have never used it before. Splay brush bristles or accentuate a paper texture using the stylus to control every amazing stroke.
Launch the Essentials application, and the intuitive Welcome Screen will greet you with helpful tutorials and workflow tips. In addition, you can explore an exciting gallery of Essentials artwork that will inspire you to create your own new masterpieces.
Manage memory-intensive operations, such as working on large canvases, plus zooming, rotating and working with layers, all at top speed. Equally important, your brushes will blaze across the canvas allowing you to lose yourself in painting.
Comfortably experiment with a variety of custom selected media types and uncover your favorites. Join our free webinars to learn valuable tips and hone your skills in Essentials. When you are ready to go pro, just upgrade to Painter for unlimited artistic possibilities.