Corel has launched Painter X3, a new version of its digital art software that includes new tools such as Jitter brushes, workflow enhancements, a Brush Search engine and advanced brush controls.

Corel has introduced several new features with Painter X3. The new Jitter brushes aim to add randomness to brush strokes. There are 25 new Jitter brushes in Painter X3, but any brush can be customised with Jitter properties.

The new Brush Search engine means users can type keywords such as brush names or brush properties like 'real' into the search bar to bring up a list of matches from the brush library. An enhanced Live Stroke preview aims to help find a suitable brush too.

There are 25 new Jitter brushes
Type keywords in to Brush Search to find suitable brushes

To improve workflow, Corel has added crosshairs to the cloning process to mark which area of a source image is currently being cloned. Perspective guides have also been added to allow artists to 'snap' their lines to a one-, two-, or three-point perspective.

New brush controls make changing brush properties easier, while a reference image panel now helps artists see their inspiration within the same window as their own artwork. Multi-layer transformation means users can apply a transformation to a selection across multiple layers.

Corel Painter X3 has new perspective guides
Multi-layer transformations

In addition to the release of Painter X3, Corel has also announced live Paint Jam sessions, which will kick off in August. The Paint Jam sessions let Painter users watch professional artists using the software online.

Corel Painter X3 is available to download today from Corel's website. The box versions are due to begin shipping on 9 August. Painter 11 and 12 users can upgrade to Painter X3 for £132 (ex VAT), while new customers can purchase the software for £262.50 (ex VAT).