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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Corel Painter 4 Essentials

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GIFT IDEA – COREL PAINTER 4 ESSENTIALS

About Corel Painter 4 Essentials

Easily sketch, paint and turn your photos into paintings with this creative home digital art studio. A wide selection of brushes, paints, pens and paper textures lets you add unique touches to photos, create cards and scrapbooks, and complete other fun projects.

Years ago photography studios took photographs and applied colors to them for oil paintings. This was the art of the times. Then came Kodak and color photography and picture hangings changed to glossy or matte. Well, Corel has digital painting software available for the computer that allows hobbyists to transform photos into paintings. Corel Painter4 Essentials is easy to use so creating digital art couldn’t be simpler.

I watched the video guide that comes with the program. It is good for both experienced and inexperienced users. It shows the entire process: Import a photo. Click on the auto-paint button that transfers the image to any specified medium or just plain sketch. Paint away on the blank canvas.

I love taking my own photographs. I can’t wait to play with Corel Painter4 Essentials and see what I can do with my photos.

Corel Painter 4 Essentials is compatible with Windows Vista or Windows XP (with latest Service Pack) and Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 (with latest revision). It is available to purchase online and in retail stores. The full version regularly sells for $99.99 and is currently on sale for $49.99. The upgrade version regularly sells for $69.99 and is currently on sale for $34.99.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive their own copy of Corel Painter 4 Essentials.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter check out the Corel site. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me the name of one piece of software that interests you.

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Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. No PO Boxes. This contest will end on Friday 12/18/09 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

80 Comments on “HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Corel Painter 4 Essentials”

  1. #1 Marci
    on Dec 9th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I like the VideoStudio Express 2010.

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  3. #3 Annie Wadsworth
    on Dec 9th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    paint shop pro photo x2

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  5. #5 nan lara
    on Dec 10th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    i’d love paint shop pro

  6. #6 nan lara
    on Dec 10th, 2009 at 12:33 am

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  7. #7 hollowsins
    on Dec 10th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I like the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
    I love the paint shop pro

  8. #8 hollowsins
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    I am a subscriber

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  13. #13 Hope L
    on Dec 10th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I’d like to get their VideoStudio Pro. I do a lot of work with video, so that would be handy!

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  15. #15 Lori L
    on Dec 10th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Corel Word Perfect Office. My husband’s is ancient.

  16. #16 sandra
    on Dec 11th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    the Digital Studio 2010 looks cool

  17. #17 Eileen
    on Dec 11th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    THe Video Student Express 210 is something my teenager would love. she is just getting into trying to do the lyric and vidieo music sets…she has very few “passions” and diffuculty at school, so we really encourage her to find new things to do on the computer…hopefully will lead to school and a good job some day.

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  18. #18 Eileen
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  20. #20 amanda
    on Dec 11th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I would love to have the CorelDRAW Graphics suite X4, I would have so much fun with that one :)

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  25. #25 Christy Wallace
    on Dec 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    The Digital Studio would be so fun for my teenagers.

  26. #26 Nicole (SAHM Reviews)
    on Dec 11th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I would have to say CorelDraw Graphics Suite X4
    (or Corel Digital Studio 2010 if I get one of those new HP TouchSmart computers!)

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  28. #28 Robin G
    on Dec 12th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I would love to get the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

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  31. #31 Marj M.
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    The Corel Draw Graphic Suite X 4 would be good also.

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  34. #34 Dee
    on Dec 12th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I would like the paint shop pro

  35. #35 Michelle Small
    on Dec 13th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I would like to try the Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

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  39. #39 Kendra
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    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite x4

  40. #40 Laura DeLuca
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    The PAINTER 11 looks like software we would enjoy. Great giveaway, thanks.

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  56. #56 Desiree Glaze
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    I’d like Corel Digital Studio 2010

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  68. #68 Sylvia
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I like the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

  69. #69 Lisa Vance
    on Dec 16th, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I would like to try the latest version of Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate. I used to use Paint Shop Pro V7 (actually still do) and would love to see what new improvements there are.

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    I like the Painter 11

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  76. #76 Natalie A.
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    I like the Paint Shop Pro Photo X2! Thanks!

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