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Corel to Ship Painter 7 Under New procreate Line

(July 18, 2001)
Corel Corp. announced that Painter 7 will be the first application launching under the new procreate line of software for creative professionals.

New features to Painter 7 include:

Watercolor technology recreates the benefits natural media artists gain when using the watercolor medium. Painter 7 enables users to control the wetness and evaporation rate of the paint. Taking the possibilities of digital design to a new level, professionals will want to get their tablets flowing with this new watercolor technology.

Liquid Ink layer mimics the viscosity of a thick, gluey medium like ink or paint. Liquid Ink makes it feel like the strokes are coming directly from a brush dipped in a pot of ink.

With full support for the new Aqua interface designed for Mac OS X, Mac users will experience a fully carbonized application. Windows users will benefit from interface enhancements that include new palette tools, sliders, and more.

Painter 7 is scheduled to ship in August for Macintosh and Windows and is priced at $499 for all platforms. Registered users of any previous versions of Fractal Design Painter 4 and 5 or MetaCreationsPainter 5.5 and 6 are eligible to purchase the upgrade version of Painter 7 for US $199. English and International English versions are scheduled for availability in August 2001, German and French versions will follow in September and October. Painter 7 is available for Mac OS 8.6 or higher, including Mac OS X, and Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows Me.

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