Brian Valeza

Gun­ship Rev­o­lu­tion’s cre­ative di­rec­tor tests the lat­est Painter…

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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.

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