updated 12:40 pm EDT, Thu May 8, 2003
Corel today announced that is available for purchase across North America: "Corel Painter 8, the premiere software for digital painting and sketching, provides professional artists with creative power, features for enhanced productivity and improved compatibility with Adobe Photoshop. With over 400 new brushes, a variety of new creative features for professionals and a re-designed user interface, digital artists will find countless ways to be creative using Corel Painter 8." It features a new color mixer, brush creator, sketch effect, an updated user interface, and layer masks/channels as well as Photoshop file compatibility. Corel Painter 8 is $300; upgrades are $150, and the academic version is $100. Customers can purchase the upgrade if they own Painter, Painter Classic or Adobe Photoshop 5.5/6/7.