Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018

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Image editor

  • New! Corel AfterShot 3 HDR for powerful RAW image editing
  • New! Straighten photos interactively
  • New! Adjust photo perspective dynamically
  • New! Publish to WordPress and other streamlined web exporting
  • Professional photo retouching and enhancement

Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 is included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018



Advanced image editor

Turn photos into stunning images your audience won't soon forget with advanced photo-editing features in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2018. Designed to complement CorelDRAW, this application offers professional editing tools and support for the latest PSD files, plus extensive RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras.
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Stefan Lindblad

Why I use Corel PHOTO-PAINT

by Stefan Lindblad

"Corel PHOTO-PAINT, CorelDRAW and Corel PAINTER are my main image editing, illustration and graphic design tools. They are the perfect combination for the different types of work I do as a full-time freelancer running my own company. Taking advantage of the individual strengths of each application, I enjoy new levels of creative freedom and productivity.”

What I like about Corel PHOTO-PAINT

“I really like how easy and professional it is to work with Color Management and create composite illustrations and texture fills.

The Edit Fill tool dialog offers a wealth of opportunities both in creating my own fills and textures and using third party ones. Waiting to be discovered, it's a dream for every designer. Rotating Guidelines is always a plus, of course. The Liquid tools in Corel PHOTO-PAINT are also great to have; they’re perfect for artistically editing and enhancing photos and designs.”

What I like about Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018

“The WordPress feature is really neat! After I create my images and graphics, I can export and upload them to my WordPress website and blog from within Corel PHOTO-PAINT. It's a time saver for someone like me who is actively using my website both as a static website and blog.

I also enjoy the ability work on illustration projects using tools and features both from Corel PHOTO-PAINT and Corel PAINTER. For instance, I paint an illustration in Painter using the Natural Media brushes, and then complete my artwork in Corel PHOTO-PAINT using composite illustration and collage techniques. Simply put—it’s great!

About Stefan
Stefan Lindblad works full time as a self-employed illustrator and graphic designer for a wide variety of clients both in Sweden and internationally. Visit www.stefanlindblad.com to learn more about Stefan and see his work.




What’s new and enhanced in Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018

NEW! Corel AfterShot 3 HDR
Download Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR at no extra cost from within Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 to make quick, professional-grade corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos. Plus, access the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Merge module to create breathtaking images with a broader tonal range.

NEW! Publish to WordPress
Send your work directly to a WordPress media library from within the application. This new functionality lets you convert selected objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

NEW! Straighten photos interactively
Rotate crooked images by interactively aligning a straightening bar to an element in the photo or specifying an angle of rotation. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in minutes.


NEW! Adjust photo perspective interactively
Use the interactive Perspective Correction tool to adjust the perspective of buildings, landmarks, or objects in photos. Simply line up the four corner points with a shape that should be rectangular to adjust the entire shot.

NEW! Improved previews, cursors, and handles
Boost productivity with a faster rendering of tool previews, curve previews, nodes, and handles, effect controls and sliders, and text. Open large files faster and edit them with more efficiency.

NEW! Apply and manage fills and transparencies
Enjoy the totally redesigned Fill and Transparency pickers that will help increase your productivity and deliver improved performance when working with and managing fills and transparencies in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.





Top rated user features in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Pen tilt, bearing and rotation
Pen tilt, bearing and rotation
Take advantage of stylus pressure, bearing, tilt, and rotation with the touch-up tools, the Eraser tool, and the Paint tool. In addition, you can pump up rotation, flatness and elongation settings to get an even greater range of artistic possibilities.


Windows 10, multi-monitor, 4K and Real-Time Stylus support
Get more done with support for Windows 10, the existing 8.1 and 7, plus multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays. Work quickly and efficiently with support for Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets in addition to Wacom tablets and devices.

Healing Clone tool
Healing Clone tool
Use powerful tools to correct, edit, and improve photos in a variety of ways. Try the Healing Clone tool to remove imperfections by blending them with surrounding colors and textures.


Gaussian Blur lens
Gaussian Blur lens
Explore the Gaussian Blur lens to adjust the degree to which the drop shadow feathers at its edges so you can control the perceived distance and size of objects against the background and other elements.

Prep and Stretch docker
Prep and Stretch docker
Show off a great photo on canvas. With the Prep and Stretch docker, you can prepare your photos for canvas printing in three easy steps. By resizing, fine-tuning, and stretching the image, you’ll achieve the perfect composition for wall art.

Special effects
Special effects
Apply several camera effects to adjust the color and tone of your photos. Effects include Bokeh Blur, Colorize, Sepia Toning and Time Machine.


Transparency
Transparency
Create interesting effects by applying transparency to an object so that all objects beneath it are partially visible.

Liquid tools
Liquid tools
Retouch photos and reshape image areas with the Liquid tools to produce unique artistic effects. Each tool responds to the pressure of your digital pen or stylus, and provides options to control the intensity of the effect.

Unsharp Mask lens
Unsharp Mask lens
Sharpen your photos without applying the effect directly to an object. This lens increases the contrast of adjacent pixels while preserving both high-frequency details, such as edges, and low-frequency details, such as large structures, gradients and background colors.


Interactive brushstroke settings
Interactive brushstroke settings
Apply transparency and feathering using modifier keys. Adjust the transparency and feathering of brushstrokes as you paint with the brush tools, including the Eraser, Red-eye removal, Clone, Touch-up brush, Paint, Effect, Image Sprayer, Undo brush, and Replace color tools.

Setting up guidelines
Setting up guidelines
Add, manage and modify guidelines, and position with precision. Change the line style and color of guidelines, plus have objects and editable areas snap and lock into place. Align objects as you create, resize, or move them in relation to nearby objects.

Brush Selector menu
Brush Selector menu
Quickly find the right brush for your project by using the Brush Selector. This convenient drop-down combines all brush categories and brush types in one location, plus it stores the settings for the last five brushes you’ve used.


Correct lens distortion
Correct lens distortion
Easily remove pincushion and barrel distortions from your image. Pincushion distortions make photos appear pinched in from the center, while barrel distortions make photos appear pushed out from the center.

Smart Carver
Smart Carver
Remove unwanted areas from a photo and simultaneously adjust the photo’s aspect ratio with Smart Carver. The versatile Object Removal brush lets you paint an area you want to keep or remove to quickly remove unwanted elements from your photo.

Advanced Clip Mask options
Advanced Clip Mask options
Adjust the properties of a group of objects without modifying the objects within the group by creating a clip mask. For example, you can adjust the transparency levels for the whole group without altering the pixels of the individual objects.


Tone Curve adjustments
Tone Curve adjustments
Take advantage of an integrated histogram that provides real-time feedback as you make adjustments. The Eyedropper lets you pinpoint specific color locations on the tone curve of your image.

Image Adjustment Lab
Image Adjustment Lab
Quickly correct common color balance and tone problems from a single dialog box.

Document/Image palettes
Document/Image palettes
Create a custom color palette for each project, which is saved with the file so you can quickly access it whenever you open your project, and prepare your work for output more efficiently using the color proof settings.


Vibrance, Grayscale and filter effects
Remove the saturation of an object or area in a photo by using the Grayscale effect. Apply the Photo Filter effect to simulate the look of different camera lens filters.

Objects docker
Work faster and smarter by accessing your most commonly used features and operations in the Objects docker. Use nested grouping when organizing a complex image to make transitioning between multiple applications easier.

Export for Web dialog box
Compare the results of various filter settings before you save to an output format by using the Export for Web dialog box. Achieve optimal results with ease, specify object transparencies and chose matting colors for anti-aliased edge.