Natural-Media® that replicates reality
Immerse yourself in the largest selection of Natural-Media brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using authentic dry media like chalks, pencils and pastels, or realistic wet media tools including thick paint, acrylics, palette knives, pens, watercolors, and so much more.
Exclusive media types
Create out-of-this-world art with Painter’s proprietary media, including Image Hoses that spray the object of your choice, along with Particles that spring, flow and glow. Make an unforgettable mark with Visionary Pattern Pens that command attention, Thick Texture brushes that extrude your selected texture, plus 36 brand new brushes, including new Stamp technology.
Smart photo painting
Convert favorite photos into breath-taking paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools in Painter® Clone your images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or letting the Auto-Painting palette rapidly paint a photo using your choice of brush and media. Produce incredible photo art with ease using the powerful SmartStroke™ brush technology that follows lines and contours from within your picture.
Bring simplicity to your workspace with a crisp, clean and responsive environment. Painter is evolving with the times and now features over 650 redesigned icons to make things easier on the eyes, simple to understand and more efficient to use. The darker, redesigned user interface theme allows the interface to melt away and lets you focus on your art.
Incomparable composition tools
Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror painting and create beautiful Mandalas using the Kaleidoscope tool. Set a flawless scene with 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides and craft the perfect composition using the rule of thirds. Even if you aspire to paint like Da Vinci, the Divine Proportion tools will ensure your final composition is both stimulating and dynamic.
Versatile fill and color
Cover your canvas with beautiful, interactive gradients that can be express painted, or add amazing textures that bring an artistic flair to your compositions. Craft the perfect color palette using the Color Wheel, the artists’ Mixer Palette and color harmony assistance.
All-inclusive canvas control
Rotate your canvas on the fly to achieve that perfect painting angle or turn your favorite papers, flow maps and textures in any direction, at any time. When painting with a drawing tablet, many of Painter’s brushes allow for tilt, rotation, bearing, and pressure sensitive control. Plus, multi-touch support makes navigating your canvas a breeze.
Intuitive workspace to match your workflow
Enjoy instant access and immediate interaction with the tools you need most. Use the brush search to find the perfect brush or the built-in Workspace Layouts that highlight tools for specific workflows. Launch into a new dark UI, import additional content from fellow artists, or customize your own tools and organize them in Palette Drawers to eliminate desktop clutter.
Built-in learning resources
Get all the support you need! The moment you launch the Painter application, the Welcome Book will greet you with helpful new tutorials. Open the in-app Visual Tooltips to see how adjusting Painter’s brush controls will visually impact your brush selection. Access brush hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types and brush technology. Plus, the property bar will highlight useful adjustments for customizing the perfect brush.
Preserve colors and layers with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter while working on either a 64-bit Mac or PC. Experience multi-touch magic while working on a touch laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book and more. Painter can easily manage memory-intensive operations, at top speed. The best part? You own our multi-platform software outright—no subscription required.