The FREE Painter ™ 12.2 update has arrived!

The Painter team is thrilled to be able to offer Painter updates to our customers on a more frequent basis. This allows us to continue to bring features and enhancements that inspire creativity and keep our customers productive. In this particular update we focused on productivity, cutting-edge brush control and iPad control of the Painter desktop.

Let’s break it down. As far as productivity, Painter is the only software taking full advantage of the Multi-Touch technology featured in the Wacom® Intuos5 pen tablet and the new Cintiq 24HD touch interactive pen display. While working in Painter, you can pan, zoom and rotate using finger gestures on your pen tablet. This can be done independently or simultaneously performing all three at once for a very fluid experience. Allowing an artist to control their canvas in this way further removes technology barriers letting them focus on the task at hand just as they would in the real world.



The next productivity enhancement is Vertical Docking. Based on customer feedback, Painter now allows you to move your panels and palettes away from the canvas and dock them to the edge of the user interface. This essentially locks them in place so that you can concentrate on the canvas and access the controls only when you need them.

Next let’s talk about cutting-edge brush control. Flow Maps are an extension to the ground-breaking Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil technology which allows more control over the way the pigment, water and oil flow. You really need to see it to believe it, but the Flow Map will offer less saturation in the peaks and more in the valleys as the paint follows the direction of the Flow Map properties and underlying texture. We include 3 Flow Maps to get you started but you also create your own custom Flow Map textures.

Painter Master Skip Allen is a perfect example of someone that is taking full advantage of the Flow Map capabilities. He customizes his own textures and then further adjusts the brush control properties for the utmost control. Skip has created a series of videos introducing Flow Maps so I encourage you to check them out and let us know what you think.

“The new Flow map capabilities in Painter 12.2 have added a whole new dimension of artistic control that I frankly can’t do anywhere else. I am amazed by the paint flowing into my custom paper and flow map image ridges. Adding flow maps to real watercolor in Corel Painter 12.2 enhances the painting process and is so much fun to watch.”

– Skip Allen, Corel Painter Master

And finally we come to control. Corel Cinco for Painter is our first English iPad companion application that that gives you the ability to remotely access and control Painter from your iPad. Once you connect your iPad via WiFi, you can send brush commands, toolbar commands or anything that is customizable in Painter via the iPad to Painter. This is wonderful because it allows you to reduce onscreen clutter and distractions and keep the focus on your art! Even better is that Cinco is available free for a limited time from the Apple App Store.

Learn how to set up Corel Cinco

Download the app

I hope that you will take advantage of the free Painter 12.2 update and be sure to let us know what you think. Great places to provide feedback are:

About Tanya Lux

Tanya Lux is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Corel's Digital Arts products including Painter, ParticleShop and Painter Essentials. Working remotely from Chicago, IL during her more than 10 years at Corel, customer interaction has been the key to keeping a pulse on the needs of the market.
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5 Responses to The FREE Painter ™ 12.2 update has arrived!

  1. Andy Carolan says:

    Just wanted to say Many Thanks to Corel for their continued work on Painter 12! – Its always nice to get new features and enhancements to existing tools 🙂 – Have just downloaded and tried out Cinco on my iPad… Very cool!

    • Tanya Lux says:

      I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying our updates. If you have any recommendations for the future, please feel free to send them our way.


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