Corel today announces the release of Painter IX.5, a free uprade for registered Corel IX users. The update includes three new painting palettes that help the user get a faster start in the photo painting process. Underpainting gets the image ready for the painting process; Auto-Painting uses adjustable randomized automated brush strokes to give the user a base to start with; and Restoration allows the user to bring back photographic detail where you want it.
The update also includes new tools: an eraser, a rubber stamp, and a cloner brush. Video from Lynda.com will come free with the purchase of Painter IX.5, which will be available in April. The Painter IX.5 patch for registered Painter IX users should be available on the Corel Web site for download today.