The art of STANDING OUT in a social media world

My caricature, created in Painter

My profile picture, created in Painter

Turn your inspiration into art with Painter Essentials 5

Art is continually changing, but the explosion of mobile apps and online sharing transformed the art landscape forever. It took artistic freedom to a whole new level, giving both artists and wanna-be artists anytime access to creative tools.

The iPhone was the real game-changer. It turned a small phone that you can fit in your pocket into a powerful tool that you can use to actually make something. Suddenly, there were thousands of apps and devices out there that let you take photos, get creative, and simultaneously upload and publish your artwork to the entire planet.

Today, we’re a population obsessed with self-expression. Blogging, photo-sharing, video storytelling. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. YouTube. It’s all about creating and sharing—with everyone. After all, if the art never makes it to the audience, what’s the point?

But what if you want your photos and artwork to stand out from the millions of images posted every millisecond by oversharing selfie addicts and social media junkies? Although there are a lot of art apps out there, some of us just need more. We want to revel in the experience as much as the results. We’re hungry to learn, create and feel true artistic gratification. Or we just simply want better-quality artwork.

How to create your best artwork ever!

Introducing Painter Essentials 5

If you’re into art and are excited about what you can create, you need tools that go beyond photo filters and instant effects. You need the real thing—digital art software that gives you an authentic experience and results that outdo anything you can create with a mobile app.

Painter Essentials 5 is truly the most natural way to express yourself and show your unique personality and style. When it comes to digital painting and photo art, it doesn’t get more real than this. And it certainly doesn’t get any easier. That’s because the product is filled with one-click photo effects, and painting tools that turn a few touches and brush strokes into super-impressive art. I’m no artist, but it only took me a few minutes to create this:

From photo to painting – 2 minutes flat!

From photo to painting – 2 minutes flat!

Desktop or tablet – the choice is yours

Painter Essentials 5 will take your art projects as far as you can imagine. Sometimes farther. It will give you more confidence in your artistic abilities and more praise for your work. The best part is, you can create whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. If you have an Intel 2 in 1 device, you can paint and sketch in tablet mode with your finger or stylus, then flip to laptop mode to enhance your piece and add the finishing touches. This takes art on the go to a whole new level!

Whether want to turn your photos in realistic paintings or paint completely from scratch, Painter Essentials 5 makes it surprisingly easy to get great results. Download the free trial today at and be sure to share your creations with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram and Pinterest.

About Susan Stein

As Director of Marketing Communications for Corel, I get to be creative every single day, and talk about products that I actually use and love. I also get to work with an incredibly talented group of creative geniuses and chat with users all over the globe. Dream job! When I’m not working, I’m usually reading, writing, doing boot camp, or hanging out on the sideline with the other soccer moms.
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2 Responses to The art of STANDING OUT in a social media world

  1. Susan, how does this differ from Painter Lite, which I currently own and find real limiting? Also, $300+ for CorelDRAW and the other apps in the package is way too much money. I am no longer a student, so I don’t qualify for that edition, which is also limiting, and PaintShop Pro doesn’t open CorelDRAW files and rasterizes Adobe Illustrator files. What to do, what to do.

    • Michaela Schreiter says:

      Hi there,

      Great question. Painter Essentials makes it easy to create both photo art and illustrations. Unlike Lite, it includes photo painting tools that allow you to Auto-Paint a photo or hand paint your own creation using a photo as a guide.

      In addition, Essentials 5 was built on the Painter 2015 code base so that we could support native 64-bit Mac and PC, 2-in-1 mobile painting with a simplified interface that switches automatically, new Particle & Jitter brushes plus real time preview of effects that you apply to the canvas. All of this comes at an affordable price.

      Hope this helps!

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