Step into the world of endless possibilities with our trusted, professional digital art software. Sketch, paint, illustrate, and produce unparalleled photo-art with hundreds of impeccably realistic artist-created brushes, superior blending, and an array of versatile art tools.
Why choose Painter?
Natural-Media™ that replicates reality
Immerse yourself in an enormous selection of professional Natural-Media™ brushes including, thick, wet, dry and blending media that looks and feels just like the real thing.
Exclusive digital art brushes
Create unforgettable art with Painter’s proprietary media, Particles that spring, flow and glow, Pattern Pens that make an unforgettable mark and extruding Thick Texture.
Intelligent photo-painting tools
Clone your images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or use artificial intelligence and the Auto-Painting palette to rapidly transform images for you.
Paint in perfect symmetry and perspective using built-in composition tools such as Mirror painting, Kaleidoscope, Divine Proportion, Rule of Thirds and Perspective Guides.
Create your own custom brushes, palettes and workspace layout, or import custom content from others that exponentially speeds up your artistic workflow.
Open and save to .PSD. Enjoy using multitouch or a drawing tablet with stylus tilt, rotation, bearing & pressure control plus paint on a Mac or a Windows system.
Build up the smoothest strokes with Fluid Paint
Gently build up paint, blend, sculpt, glaze, add texture and reflective light easily with the new Fluid brushes. Built to take advantage of layer transparency, these versatile brushes give you unmatched opacity control and smoothness in your brush strokes.
NEW! Visualize better with overlay option
Use the new color overlay option in selection tools for improved visibility of selected areas. Especially useful for selections with complex shapes and transparency, the overlay helps to speed up the creation, editing, and refinement of your selection.
Improved! Access to Selection controls
Accelerate your workflows with the new Selection Panel that gives you quick access to all controls while performing selection-intensive tasks. Quickly feather your selections with a handy slider in the property bar and adjust up to 2000px.
ENHANCED! Work faster with enhanced selections
Use improved keyboard shortcuts to switch from addition or subtractive selection modes. A selection is auto-applied when creating a mask and several other enhancements will make your interactions with Selections faster and more predictable.
Select areas based on color with brushes
Combine the power of a Magic Wand and the versatility of a Selection Brush to quickly select portions of an image based on color. Enable Color Selection for any Selection brush and select specific areas on your canvas based on a color. Then easily change colors, lighting, and textures in the selected areas.
Experience User Requested Enhancements
Users will benefit from easier image placements and center alignment, improved responsiveness while using square bracket keys to resize brushes, Magic Wand, Paint Bucket and Dropper tools, remembering last used settings, and precise gradient filling tools for an unforgettable painting experience.
Optimized painting experience!
The Brush Accelerator in Painter continues to boost performance! Most popular brush engines are now optimized to make the most of your machine. Work at lightning speed with Painter's newest Fluid Paint which runs up to 50X fast by taking advantage of both CPU and GPU!