View Full Version : Computer illiterate artist needs help
January 29th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Hey guys.. i just found this friggin awesome sight yesterday and i noticed that "painter *6/7/8/etc*" is mentioned. I am a very computer illiterate noob who needs some info on this program. now, my computer i am using at the moment has CorelDraw10 and Corel PHOTO-Paint 10... will i be able to achieve the same effects/techniques with these programs? thanks.
January 29th, 2004, 06:47 PM
Painter's most well loved and outstanding feature is simulating traditional media.. acrylics, oils, watercolor, pens, pencils, charcoal, pastels, chalk, and others. It's the most advanced program in this area. It's a great program for artists, and offers lots more besides its Natural Media® brushes.
The current version is Painter 8 and you can download a 30 day trial version at:
The trial version won't allow you to copy or save but if you do an image you like, you can always do a screen capture, though it won't be high enough resolution for anything but viewing on the Web. Still, it's nice to be able to see what you've done.
Some sites where you can read about Painter 8:
Corel site - http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel/Products/productInfo&id=1047021764853
MacWorld (review) - http://www.macworld.com/2003/08/reviews/painter8/
Provantage (reasonably good price for Painter 8 if you don't qualify for a better discount by owning a previous Painter version, Photoshop, or other qualifying software, or don't get a discount through Wacom by owning a Wacom tablet) - http://www.provantage.com/buy-22078629-corel-creative-graphics-painter-8-shopping.htm
Wacom - http://www.wacom.com/painter8/index.cfm
(also check their Painter tutorials - if you buy a Wacom tablet, I believe you can get Painter 8 at a good discount)
January 29th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Sweet, thx man. you gave me alot of info for me to just sit down and ingest for the next couple of days... i really appreciate the help :D and by this sunday i hope to have a few images to contribute to the CA community :)
January 29th, 2004, 10:50 PM
In spite of my "Swashbuckler title", I'm not a man.
My name is Jinny, Jin for easier typing.
You're most welcome. I think you'll enjoy learning about Painter and playing with the demo version.
February 1st, 2004, 10:00 AM
oh... sorry Jinny :D
thx again for the info, the links especially. I didn't realize that this program was so expensive! :eek: but it seems well worth it, with the work i've seen many others do. I'm downloading it right now, and once i get my scanner up i should be ready to rock... i'll post my first pic today i think :)