updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon September 20, 2004
Corel Painter IX
Corel today announced , an update to its powerful "Natural-Media" painting and illustration software. Due next month October, Corel Painter IX offers improved speed (up to 10x times), new/enhanced brush control palettes, frame rate control for animation, customizable shortcut keys, a new "Oils Painting System", snap-to-path painting, improved Digital Watercolor, a new Quick Clone tool, improved Photoshop and Wacom tablet support, better color management, improved help, and more. Corel Painter IX includes libraries of unique gradients, nozzles, patterns, stock photos, paper textures, and brushes, including the new Artists' Oils brush category as well as The Corel Painter IX Handbook free lynda.com training video content. It is available for pre-order today for $430 (full), $230 (upgrade) or $100 (education). A free trial is also available.