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New Corel(R) Painter(R) 2015 Reaches New Levels of Innovation with Particle Brushes

Latest Release Delivers on Artists' Top Requests with Performance Enhancement and a Mobile App

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- Editors Note: There are four photos associated with this press release.

Corel today released Painter 2015, the latest version of its digital art software package. Known as the world's most realistic digital paint program, Painter 2015 builds on this reputation with revolutionary Particles Brushes, 64-bit support for Mac and the new Painter Mobile app for Android. Artists can enjoy other new features that will enhance their workflow, such as Real-Time Stylus support, Custom User Interface Palette Arrangements and improved cross-platform performance, making the program 40 percent faster than previous versions.

"The new revolutionary Particle Brushes will change the digital art landscape," said Chris Pierce, Product Manager, Corel Painter. "Painter 2015 makes it easy for artists to create effects unlike anything they have seen before, with a simple brush stroke. With the improved stability and enhanced performance, artists can focus on their creative process, and forget about the technology."

New and Enhanced Features:

Painter has become the most trusted Natural-Media® software application among artists all over the world. Whether it's traditional art, illustration or photo art, Painter delivers the tools and functionality that artists need to create stunning works of art. Some of the new and enhanced features of Painter 2015 include:


--  NEW Particle Brushes: Uses the laws of physics to create, with a simple
    brush stroke, unique effects never created before
--  NEW 64-Bit Support for Mac: Delivers major performance enhancements and
    options for Mac users
--  NEW Jitter Smoothing: Gives brushstrokes a more organic look by
    delivering natural-looking space and flow
--  ENHANCED Cross-Platform Performance: Increases speed on both Mac and PC;
    brushes are up to six times faster and overall performance is 40 percent
    faster than in previous versions
--  NEW Custom User Interface Palette Arrangements: Jump-starts the artist's
    workflow by displaying only relevant palettes and tools based on a
    specific genre of art (traditional art, photo art, etc.)
--  NEW Real-Time Stylus & Windows Tablet PC Support: Allows artists to
    create on the go by combining their Tablet PC with Windows Real-Time
    Stylus; this is made possible by Intel's 2 in 1 technology
--  ENHANCED Brush Tracking: Adapts the program to the artist's specific
    style by applying the appropriate settings for individual pressure and
    velocity

Pricing and Availability

Painter 2015 is available in English, German, French, Chinese Traditional and Japanese. It can be downloaded at PainterArtist.com. Box versions will begin shipping on August 26, 2014. Owners of Painter 7 or higher are eligible for upgrade pricing. In North America, the full version is available for $429 (USD and CAD) and the upgrade is available for $229 (USD and CAD). Commercial and volume licenses are also available.

Painter Mobile App

In addition to Painter 2015, the new Painter Mobile App for Android is also available today. With more than 70 Painter brushes, it allows artists to create and edit their artwork wherever they may be, including en plein air. They can import artwork directly into Painter 2015 or export using formats such as JPEG, PNG or PSD. Users can download a free version or a fuller featured version for $4.99 (USD and CAD) from the Google Play Store.

Media and Blogger Resources

For more Painter resources including reviewer's materials, images and videos, visit Corel.com/newsroom/corelpainter.

About Corel Paint Programs

Corel is the proud creator of Corel® Painter®, the world's most realistic paint program. Whether you're a budding artist or a creative professional, Painter gives you the freedom to create digital art without boundaries. The Corel Paint Program lineup also includes Painter® Lite for aspiring digital artists, Painter® Essentials, the complete home art studio, Paint it!® photo-painting software, and mobile apps that let you create digital art on the go.

Boasting some of the industry's best-known brands, Corel's product lines also include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® PaintShop® Pro, Corel® PDF Fusion™, Corel® VideoStudio® and Corel® WordPerfect® Office. For more information about Corel Paint Programs, please visit www.corel.com.

© 2014 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, the Corel logo and the Corel Balloon logo combination, CorelDRAW, Painter, CorelCAD, Natural-Media, PaintShop, PDF Fusion, VideoStudio and WordPerfect are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Patents: www.corel.com/patent

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