Looking for the
Painter Essentials Community?

Visit Corel Painter X3
to learn more.

You can find many Painter resources including; tutorials, tips & tricks, content, and links to books, DVD’s; specific to general, beginner to advanced.
Corel logo
Visit to see the rest of Corel's software line-up.

 Welcome to The Painter Factory!

Compiled here is useful information from Artists, Designers, Photographers and the Painter Team in the Talk area, inspirational artwork from members like you on the Factory Wall, community news and discussion in the Painter Discussion.

Whether you are an artist, designer or photographer, The Painter Factory has something unique for you.

Click here to join the Painter Factory community.

Painter X3 is out!  

Please visit  to get your copy.

Chris Tremblay & Caroline Sauve - two of the Painter Developers - are blogging their insights into the inner workings of Painter, and how to get the most out of the power of Painter.
Check out "Chris' Brush Blog" and "Caroline's Painter Insights"

What's New

  • Re: Smoothing/Damping

    If that's not it then I don't see it in there. So I can't just put custom palettes into a different workspace? How silly.
    Posted to Corel Painter X3 (Forum) by PatrickPhillips on 04-17-2014
  • Problem Getting Offset Sampling to Work

    I am trying to use offset sampling in Painter 12.2. My source image is a 256x256 image of Mickey Mouse and the destination document is 11 x 8.5 at 300 dpi (i.e. larger). It works OK for Clone types Normal and Offset but not for the others. To be explicit about what I am doing, here are the steps. 1. Open both documents. 2. Open the Cloning and Clone...
    Posted to Corel Painter 12 (Forum) by Kenneth Evans on 04-16-2014
  • Re: Why are my cloned colours dark?

    Hi Rashad, One thing to check on those brushes that are dark is the "Method" being used. Choose Window>Brush Control Panels>General or Ctrl/Cmd+B Then look under the General panel. You will see 4 combo boxes: "Dab Type, Stroke Type, Method and Subcategory". There are 2 fundamental methods to consider: "Cover" vs....
    Posted to Corel Painter X3 (Forum) by Stephen on 04-16-2014
  • Re: Rotating software and interface?

    It works! As described by Manji312 - Control Panel/Display/Screen Resolution - Set "Orientation" to Portrait - both Painter and Photoshop reorient - however only Painter filled the screen top to bottom like I was hoping. Now sure if there is an extra setting in Photoshop preferences or not. But in Painter X3 it worked beautifully. I am able...
  • Re: semitransparencies in exported images

    I've had this problem with .png files as well and have found a workaround that works for me at least. 1.) The transparency must be created with a layer mask 2.) After creating your layer mask, create a new layer beneath the layer that has partial transparency and color it in with a solid color (you could just create a box and give it a solid fill...
    Posted to Corel Painter X3 (Forum) by Teaky on 04-16-2014

Who Is Online

© Corel Corporation. The content herein is in the form of a personal web log ("Blog") or forum posting. As such, the views expressed in this site are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of Corel Corporation, or its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents. Terms and Conditions.
Banner Artwork by Andrew Jones.