Corel Painter 2018 (Education Edition)

  • Painter 2018 is the newest version of Corel's raster-based digital art Painter application. It is designed to simulate the appearance and behavior of traditional physical media (e.g. painting, drawing, and printmaking) for both professional and novice digital artists. This version can be installed on both PC and Mac computers.

    Academic editions have the exact same features and functions as their commercial counterparts, but are discounted for students, teachers, and members of non-profit organizations and churches.

  • New Features & Functions

    Expand your creativity
    Import Adobe Photoshop brushes into Painter and then use Painter's brush controls to make a new mega-brush. Share your favorite brushes and media with others using the new Custom Toolbox. Browse additional Brush Packs to discover imaginative custom brushes for your next painting project.

    Dynamic Speckles
    Create luscious Natural-Media brushstrokes or realistic splatters by combining bristle thickness control with your touch, and Particle system physics across a variety of media types. Plus, you can search for Dynamic Speckles to quickly access a variety of new brushes.

    Special Media Brushes
    Generate more brush variations than ever! Imagine combining Particle brushes with Real Watercolor, Liquid Ink and Impasto for original mixed media combinations. Best of all, these new time-saving brushes create singular end results in about half the time.

    Audio Expression

    Feel the beat with your brushes! Painter 2018 now has brushes that react to sound. Jam out to your favorite tunes, serenade your strokes, hum, strum, or shout it out because no matter the source of your sound inspiration, your canvas will sing.

    Inspirational Brushes
    Select the New Brushes Palette Arrangement to easily experiment with all the latest and greatest 2018 brush technology, and preview bonus in-app Brush Packs that will showcase just the right brush for your next painting project.

    Photoshop Brush Import
    Import your favorite Adobe Photoshop brushes directly into Painter. Now, you can paint with the image stamp as is or experiment with Painter's flexible brush controls to create an impressive variation on the original brush.

    Visual Tooltips and Brush Hints
    Use versatile Visual Tooltips to understand how adjusting Painter's brush controls will visually impact your custom brushes. In addition, you can access brush hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types, new brush technology and how to effectively incorporate these tools into your work.

    Custom Toolbox
    Share your unique creation tools with other users by instantly exporting a Custom Toolbox. Whether your priority is allowing others to follow along in class, or just wanting to share your favorite custom brushes, papers, flow maps, patterns and palettes, the new export feature will put it all together for you in a perfect package.

    Paper and Flow Map Rotation
    Rotate your favorite papers and Flow Maps in any direction, at any time, to achieve that perfect artistic touch in your work. Direct the rotated texture with hard media or flow watercolor through the rotated grain to achieve looks only previously possible within the digital world.

    Blending 2.0
    Use the new blending brush variants and experience improved blending across both layers and media types. With the new blending presets, you will be able to edit your blending brush variants easier, faster and smoother than ever before.

  • Windows

    • Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), or Windows 7 (64-bit) with latest service packs installed
    • Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron (Intel Core 2 Duo or higher recommended)
    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
    • 750 MB hard disk space for application files (additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5)
    • Mouse or tablet
    • 1024 x 768 screen resolution (1280 x 800 recommended)
    • DVD drive
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher


    • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 (with latest revision)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo
    • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
    • 540 MB hard disk space for application files
    • Mouse or tablet
    • 1024 x 768 screen resolution (1280 x 800 recommended)
    • DVD drive
    • Safari v7 or higher

    *Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5