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MetaCreations Painter™ 6 is the best version yet of the ultimate painting tool for graphic designers and fine artists alike. Painter's exclusive tool set offers an extensive array of brushes, textures, canvas choices, and art materials to faithfully capture the subtleties of an artist's style for high-quality output for print and the Web. The artist can now create their finest work using the next generation brush engine technology, with new features including text along a curve, layering of vector and bitmap images together, improved performance, better memory handling and an easier to use interface. Painter 6-the world's indisputable leader for image creation.

Missing Files: The following files were inadvertently left off the Painter 6 Installation CD. Simply download these three files to the directory of your choice to reference the additional documentation contained within them.

  • NetPainter.pdf (260Kb) — documentation for using Painter's "Net Painter" feature.
  • Weaving.pdf (402Kb) — documentation for using Painter's "Weaving" technology.
  • paintercolors-WEB.txt (12Kb) — a Color Set file displaying Hex values for the standard 216 web-safe color palette. The Painter User Guide describes how to open and use a color set.

If your browser directly opens these files, use File > Save As to save the files to your hard disk.

 

Macworld Editors Choice

New! Painter 6 receives the 1999 Macworld Editor's choice award for Best Graphics Software!

See Painter in action:


Brush loading allows you to pick up color on each individual bristle of a brush, letting you paint multi-color strokes on scanned images or creations started from scratch.

Interactive Image Hose sprays rotated and scaled images on to your image based on bearing, tilt and pressure of your hand. Hundreds of new Image Hose nozzles have been included in Painter 6.

Painter 6 lets you create and manipulate an unlimited number of industry-standard extensive layers in an image, each with its own blending mode and opacity. Grouping, masking and selections on and between layers is now easier than ever before!

CMYK TIFF format support makes it easy and fast to open and save your CMYK TIFF images without the use of an additional application.

Type text on a path and reshape the baseline by moving the Bezier curve handles. With Painter's Dynamic text, you can insert and edit, tilt, rotate, stretch, scale and type your words on a curve--all with automatic, yet configurable, drop shadows.

Accessible user interface provides you with the most streamlined, yet informative, user interface ever designed for Painter. The simplicity and the power of compact, expandable palettes will make working with Painter 6 even more productive and fun!

Responsive palette knife that picks up, carves and moves paint responding to stylus bearing, tilt, and pressure--plus takes advantage of the new multi-color brush loading.

Brushes optionally may paint with thick Impasto paint. Impasto painting can both build up above the canvas or cut through multiple layers of paint all the way down to the canvas. Impasto paint is "plowed" around by brushes, giving a very realistic look. Each layer in Impasto painting can have its own depth and way of combining its depth with the depth of the layers beneath.

Natural airbrushes are now so realistic you'll swear you can hear a compressor in the background. Responding to tilt, bearing and pressure, paint pools and sprays in conic sections so realistic, the only thing missing is the mess.

Pick up a new Painter 6 brush and paint with patterns, gradients, tubes of patterns or even neon to further expand your ability to quickly create a work of art.

Brush-size and shape cursors provide instant feedback for each painting tool used.

And for the fastest, smoothest painting ever, Painter 6 includes multi-stroke spooling, motion damping and cubic interpolation.

Painter 6 has superior support for the Wacom® Intuos™ tablet, pen and airbrush technology. Take advantage of 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, for smooth curves, gradual transitions and precise control. With it you'll paint more intuitively, illustrate with more freedom and edit images faster than ever before.

Updated plug-in host lets you add even more capabilities to Painter 6 using popular plug-ins like KPT®.

Increased file handing efficiency allows you to work on large images at high-quality print resolutions.


 

Please click on any of the image thumbnails to get a larger view.

 


Painter 6 Interface/
Caterpillar

(86k JPEG)

Image by Matt Dineen, ©1999 MetaCreations Corp.





Painter 6 Interface/
Visit Club MetaCreations
(85k JPEG)

Image ©1999 Stewart McKissick


Brush Speckled


(122k JPEG)
  • New Camel Hair Brush
  • New Airbrush

Image by Matt Dineen, ©1999 MetaCreations Corp.




Caterpillar
(122k JPEG)

  • Line Airbrush
  • Rendered Gradient Pen

Image by Matt Dineen, ©1999 MetaCreations Corp.


Clo-Nay
(70k JPEG)
  • Impasto

Image ©1999 Rhoda Grossman







Butterfly
(122k JPEG)
  • Line Airbrush
  • Rendered Pattern Pen

Image by Matt Dineen, ©1999 MetaCreations Corp.


Brush Speckled 2

(122k JPEG)

  • New Camel Hair Brush
  • New Palette Knife

Image by Matt Dineen, ©1999 MetaCreations Corp.

 


Import Formats

RIFF
CMYK TIFF
PICT
PhotoShop® 5.0
 (also versions 4, 3 and 2)
BMP
PCX
Targa
GIF
JPEG
EPS
Pyramid

Illustrator® (Acquire)

Export Formats

RIFF
CMYK TIFF
PICT
PhotoShop® 3.0 / 2.0
BMP
PCX
Targa
GIF
JPEG
EPS
Pyramid

Illustrator® (Export)


Macintosh

  • Power Macintosh
  • System 8 or later
  • 32 MB application RAM (64+ MB recommended)
  • Color display (24-bit recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive

Windows

  • Pentium
  • Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT 4.0
  • 32 MB RAM (64+ MB recommended)
  • Color display (24-bit recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive

 

MetaCreations Painter & the MetaCreations logo are trademarks and KPT is a registered trademark of MetaCreations Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

* Selected Image Hose Nozzles licensed from RAP ArtZ, Inc. http://www.rapartz.com
* Selected Stock Photography licensed from PhotoDisc, Inc. http://www.photodisc.com





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