Today only, you can get a whopping 55% off Corel Painter 2016. Better yet, you'll get a free exclusive Brush Pack worth £24.95 and a free Painter Illustration Course worth £69.

The full version of Painter 2016 for PC or Mac would usually cost you £314.95, but for the whole of 5 April right up until midnight, you can grab it for £139 (inc. VAT). UPDATE: Corel has extended the sale until midnight on 6 April, so you've got one more day to take advantage of the deal. 

If you've already got an older version of Painter you can upgrade for a reduced price of £69 down from the usual price of £159.

In addition to Corel Painter 2016 you'll get the Brush Pack for fire, smoke, hair, fur, fabric, light, grain and blending, and a Udemy Course called Illustrate Your Own Superhero using Corel Painter.

To take advantage of the Corel Painter 2016 offer, click here.

If you're in the US, there is also a Corel Painter 2016 deal. You'll get up to $230 off and you'll get the Brush Pack and course included too.

For the full version you're looking at $199 (down from $429) and for an upgrade it'll cost you $99 (down from $229). You'll find the offer in the US store here.

Corel Painter 2016 is the best natural media painting software you can get, and we awarded it Digital Arts Editor's Choice when artist Tom Bagshaw reviewed it for us late last year.

The 2016 upgrade added the option to rotate paper texture and flow maps, Dynamic Sprinkles for even better natural media brushstrokes, audio expression and context-aware hints to help you learn new tools.

If you've never tried Painter before, especially if you're a digital artist using Photoshop to paint, give Painter a go. It's unrivalled in its ability to replicate traditional media with an enormous amount of settings for all skill levels.

Check out the full Corel Painter review here.