I love this program and think it beats the pants off photoshop for natural media creation. I noticed in Painter magazine that they have this offer on at the moment for 50% off, undercutting their retailer pricing ? If you own a Wacom tablet, you should already own this.
Digital painting, sketching and illustration software
Corel® Painter X mimics traditional painting better than any other software. Unique digital brushes, art materials and textures help artists achieve the perfect composition, color palette and brush stroke. Ideal for professional artists, designers and photographers, it's a complete digital art studio.