Painter 2017: Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade

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Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade

1. NEW Texture painting
Imagine quickly making any character, environment or object literally come to life with new texture painting. Just create or import a texture source inspired by earthly and industrial materials, skin types or even art styles and then seamlessly blend the source directly into your rendered 3Doutput or painting. Taking advantage of full control over the texture color, luminance, location and distortion will result in an amazingly realistic work of art. 

2. NEW Dab Stencils
Intelligently mask your brush dab before applying paint to the canvas. Work with enhanced control and creativity for everything from basic blending brushes to watercolors and even impasto.Choose from a variety of stenciling media, such as papers, flow maps and new texture media, to achieve a subtle and controlled application of artistic elements in your final work.
3. NEW Glazing brushes
Control the evolution of your painting using velvety, translucent paint transitions just like the Renaissance masters. Whether adding a single effortless stroke or covering your entire canvas,the revolutionary smoothing within the dab opacity will eliminate any harsh transitions and evenly blend colors for a luminescent finish.
4. NEW Interactive Gradient tool
Quickly sculpt, color and shade your masterpiece with newfound speed, precision and control.Simply drag and drop a gradient and edit the color and opacity in the context of your painting using the enhanced node control. Modify the transparency, merge modes and smoothing to further fine-tune and get the exact look you want for your artwork foundation or compositional element.
5. NEW Gradient Express
Paint Is the blank white canvas blocking your creativity? Whether you need a backdrop for your new concept design or photo art, or want to quickly fill a large area with rich, stroke-filled paint, the new Gradient Express Paint feature allows you to apply a wide variety of painting styles automatically to any gradient. Now that’s an artistic timesaver!
6. NEW Palette Drawers
Now you can organize palettes and reduce clutter by freeing up precious painting real estate. This new workflow enhancement lets you combine panels, brush variants and custom palettes in a convenient grouping that can be opened and closed on command. Having the tools that you need,when you need them, isn’t only important for your productivity, it’s critical for your creativity.
7. Enhanced Property Bar
Gain instant access to important brush controls thanks to the enhanced property bars. Select your favorite brush and quickly find the perfect paper, flow map, or image hose, plus a range of relevant brush adjustments in convenient flyout panels or panel shortcuts. Now the power of customization is a click away.
8. Enhanced Brush Selector
Eliminate the need for multiple clicks every time you want to grab a brush. Now, you can display the Brush Selector as a panel with access to recently used brush variants and the entire brush library at your service. In addition, you can position it on a secondary monitor or wherever it best suits your workflow needs.
9. Enhanced Dropper tool
Get exactly the color you want when you need it by using the enhanced eyedropper tool. You can sample all of your layers or target specific layers in your document. Choose a larger sample area to have Painter average the color source and arrive at the perfect color selectionevery time.
10. NEW Artist layouts
Just getting started with your new project in concept art, fine art, illustration, photo art or manga?With just the click of a button, Painter will streamline and organize its user-interface layout to help you find all the essential tools and controls for your particular workflow, saving you time so you can quickly get started creating your masterpiece.

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