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Corel Debuts Painter 11

Color profiles and tool compatibility among new features.

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Corel has released a new version of Corel Painter 11, the company's digital painting and illustration software.

Painter 11 features:

* New Hard Media Controls, which allow for the creation of hard media variants, or the ability to choose from new media variants in the Brush Library;
* New RealBristle Dry Media tools-marker, pen, pencil, and chalk-to reproduce the look and feel of their real-life counterparts;
* New individual color profiles, new color-management interface, and improved color recognition for files imported from Photoshop;
* Enhanced Photoshop support and enhanced support for the entire Wacom product line, including Cintiq pen displays and Intuos pen tablets; and
* Enhanced drawing tools that perform up to 30 percent faster than previous Painter versions.

Price: $429 (boxed edition); $399 (download).


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