Gunship Revolution’s creative director tests the latest Painter…
What do you think of the new version of Corel Painter?
I like that the program looks a lot more sleek – in particular the new, darker version of the interface. I think that’s useful because it helps me focus on the artwork that I’m painting.
What’s the most improved aspect of the latest version?
The significant speed enhancement! It’s a noticeable improvement compared to the previous versions of the program.
How do you use Corel Painter in your workflow?
For my day job Painter is one of my main tools for creating initial concept designs for our clients. It’s also the program I use to finalise the illustrations that feature in our card games.
How long have you been using Corel Painter?
I’ve been painting with Corel’s flagship program since 2008 and I adore how it’s able to mimic the feel of working in traditional media. I’m using it more often these days, especially on card game illustrations for our clients, because the traditional feel really helps make the artwork pop.
How do you think Painter could improve in the future?
While I’ve been happy with the way that Corel has chosen to keep brushes organised in the previous versions of Painter, sometimes things can start to get cluttered. I hope that the company’s developers can take a new approach to brush organisation, as well as add more brush options and ideally a brush creation module, too.