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Corel Painter


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What is Painter?

Painter is a digital art and painting application, from Corel Corporation.

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What is Painter?

Painter is a digital art and painting application, from Corel Corporation.

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Corel Painter to design multiple structure designs and architecture diagrams for multiple different clients. The major benefit that this application gives is the uniqueness in the finishing and final product or design.
  • Watercolor Compatible
  • Multiple variety of Brushes and shapes
  • Captured Dab Library
  • This product has multiple bugs in terms of overlaying.
  • Customer support could be improved.
  • Frequent updates to shapes, design, and colors could be done.
Corel painter is one of the best tools in the market for specialized designing and painting. The spotlight option with watercolor marking is very unique. The new Captured Dab Library is one of the best features of the latest update. The new enhanced brush settings and the redesigned brush libraries make life so much easier.
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Score 2 out of 10
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I am using Corel Painter for design, and art (painting, drawing) purposes.
  • Emulate real art material like paints, drawing materials, etc.
  • Has a lot of different brushes and other art materials
  • It has a set up that can initially test your system to analyze and enhance performance
  • Way too many functional bugs, makes it hard to work with
  • Bad UX and usability, too much unintuitive behavior, makes it particularly hard to work with
  • Overall looks and behaves as if it was coded in the '90s, it really needs a complete UX overhaul
  • Did I mention the many bugs yet? Yeah? I'll mention it again because it's bad
Corel Painter does have a lot of great brushes, and they do emulate real art supplies very well. Especially the thick paint is well done.

But unfortunately there are so many functional and UX bugs that overall it is just horrible to work with. When contacting customer support about it, they really seem clueless about the seriousness of the situation, and clueless about what proper UX is in general. They have tried to make it work a bit like Photoshop, which is a good move but then some things are absolutely not intuitive at all and they are definitely missing the mark horribly with so many issues. I would highly recommend using Photoshop instead, though you'll have to download them separately; it also offers a lot of great brushes nowadays and works much much smoother without all those aggravating bugs of Painter. The price of Corel Painter is just not at all worth all these horrible bugs.
It was really hard to get them to understand what I was having problems with. It was hard to get the message through that Painter has an unacceptable amount of functional and UX bugs. When I finally talked to someone who was easier to communicate with, he was very stoic about the situation, like they didn't really care about the awful amount of bugs.