Painter Essentials 4 allows users to create digital paintings and illustrations as if they were using real materials. The software is designed for digital camera users, enthusiastic artists, and fine arts students.
In this version, the workspace has been redesigned to make it easier for users to learn the application. A new Brush Drawer has also been incorporated that facilitates the identification and selection of the different brushes. New color and mixing palettes have also been added, the photographic painting system has also been improved, as well as the “smart stroke” technology that allows you to paint paths in which the shapes of the original photograph are followed.
Brush response has been improved by the “RealBristle” paint built into Painter X as well. The selection of paper textures has also been increased, and a new tutorial-type guide has been included.
System requirements are Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 700 MHz G4 or faster, 256 MB RAM, mouse or card, 24-bit display, 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution, CD-ROM drive, and 1 GB of space on hard disk.