Create your signature style with renowned digital art software. Sketch, paint, illustrate and make unparalleled photo-art with hundreds of realistic artist-created brushes, exclusive media,
and an array of artistic tools. With substantial processing strength to easily handle large canvases and powerful media you can confidently paint original works as diverse as your imagination.
Find inspiration by sharing custom content with fellow artists and extend your knowledge with a library of free learning resources and live webinars. Try our 30-day trial for Mac or PC for
a first-hand painting experience. Painter® 2021 – Accelerate your art.
Why choose Painter 2021?
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.
Run the intuitive Brush Accelerator™, which makes the most of your computer's hardware and graphics card, to deliver the best possible painting experience.
Work faster with double the number of GPU accelerated brush technologies, optimized drip and liquid brush technologies, and quicker brush and tool switching.
Thick Paint brushes and workflow options
Enjoy enhanced Thick Paint brushes and a NEW Thick Paint-compatible brush category that takes full advantage of the depth, lighting and shadows of piled paint.
Artificial Intelligence style transfer
Choose from 12 AI Styles that easily transfer to your image. Use the presets or adjust the style strength, detail, color match and smoothing to fine-tune the end result.
Easily access the top Photo Art panels from the property bar for quick adjustments and take advantage of new color tinting of a source including images, textures and patterns.
Choose to paint on any layer type right from the New Image dialog plus take advantage of many other user requested layer improvements.
Use Sidecar on macOS Catalina to mirror your Mac on an iPad and paint using the Apple Pencil with new tilt support. On MacBook Pro and iPad, increase efficiency with new support for the context
sensitive Touch Bar and multi-touch Trackpad on MacBook Pro. Windows users will benefit from the new auto-launch after install.