Corel’s Painter X; Photo Transformation Page 2
What's New In Version X?
· The new RealBristle Painting System faithfully replicates the interaction between paint, canvas, and brush, reproducing the natural movement of bristles.
· For those who want to design around classical composition techniques, you can call on the new Divine Proportion composition tool, as well as preset and customizable Layout Grids. Session memory retains settings between sessions, including those for grid, tracker (history), and eraser.
· Corel claims significantly increased speed for start up, file opening and saving, as well as rendering.
· The enhanced Auto-Painting palette enables you to transform your photo into a painting automatically. Enlist the new Smart Stroke painting option to apply random paint strokes that vary in type, direction, and pressure while following the forms and shapes in your original photo.
· An improved Underpainting palette offers new predefined Color Schemes as well as new Photo Enhancement controls to modify hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast when preparing a photo for Auto-Painting.
· Dodge and Burn tools have been added to the toolbox.
· A new Match palette effect allows you to match color between two images and includes controls for color, brightness, and intensity.
· The new Universal Mixer palette now works with more brushes and gives better control over color blending between the Mixer palette colors and the canvas.
· A new Workspace Manager makes it easy to set up and switch between customized work spaces for specific tasks, such as working with photos, painting, or sketching.
· Color management has been simplified, with your initial settings being retained until you change them, and with support for ICC profiles.
· Making selections within layers is much improved, and the compatibility between Painter and Photoshop layers has been enhanced. Files saved in the Photoshop PSD format will now open in Painter X with layer masks, alpha channels, and layer groups maintained. On the Painter X side, layer grouping and combining has been improved, as has support for more layer Blend modes. Version X also supports Photoshop compatible plug-ins for Mac OS X.
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