Immerse yourself in a curated collection of artist created brushes. Enjoy authentic dry media like chalks, pencils and pastels, or realistic wet media including oils, airbrushes, pens and more. Take your art in an otherworldly direction with Particles, Pattern Pens and Image Hoses that add that extra special something to your work.
Artificial Intelligence based photo painting
Produce incredible photo art with ease by converting your favorite photos into paintings using the leading-edge AI and SmartStroke™ technology in Painter® Essentials 8. Choose from an impressive range of auto-painting styles and, with one-click, rapidly produce stunning results.
Tracing and cloning
Simply trace your images by turning on Tracing Paper and use the image as your guide with the media of your choice. Clone images by dipping your brush directly into the photo using Photo Painting brushes or by clicking Clone Color from source image and choose any brush to craft your masterpiece.
Intuitive User Interface
Launch a UI that puts the focus on your art. Clear application icons, tool highlighting, inline dab and stroke brush previews, and property bars make it simple to adjust brushes and tools so you can complete your paintings in no time.
Convenient Color Selection
Select color your way. Use the universal color wheel to select a hue and adjust the saturation and value, the Mixer Palette to blend up the perfect color, Color Harmonies to be presented with harmonious color options based on the selected color and Color Sets for specific painting workflows.
Valuable symmetry tools
Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror painting and create beautiful Mandalas using the Kaleidoscope tool. These intuitive symmetry tools will ensure your final composition is both proportional and dynamic while saving you tons of time.
Drawing tablet compatibility
When painting with a drawing tablet, you will have full pressure sensitive control of every brush, allowing you to recreate the look and sensation of painting with traditional media. Splay the bristles or exhibit a paper texture using the stylus to control every amazing stroke.
Essentials can easily manage memory-intensive operations, such as working on large canvases, scrubby zooming, rotating and working with layers, all at the top speed you require for efficiency and productivity. Equally important, your brushes will blaze across the canvas allowing you to focus on the art of painting.
As soon as you launch the Essentials application, the intuitive Welcome Screen will greet you with layout options, helpful tutorials and workflow tips. You can also browse a wide selection of additional brushes custom built to streamline-specific painting projects and save you time.
Platform and software support
Improve your overall Mac workflow in big ways! Use Sidecar on macOS Catalina to mirror your Mac on an iPad and paint using the Apple Pencil with tilt support. On MacBook Pro and iPad, increase efficiency with support for the context-sensitive Touch Bar and multi-touch Trackpad. Windows users will benefit from the new auto-launch after install and take advantage of opening and saving as Photoshop PSD.