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New Painter 2017 (Windows/Mac)

Digital art & painting software

  • New Texture painting from source content
  • New Dab Stencils for precise paint application
  • New Glazing brushes for translucent paint transitions
  • New Interactive gradients with express painting
  • New Artist layouts with tools for each genre
Previously purchased brush packs are fully functional in Painter 2017


Advance your digital art style with painted textures, subtle glazing brushwork, interactive gradients and realistic Natural-Media® in Painter® 2017. Easily transition from traditional to digital art with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes. Explore workflow layouts like illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art with specialized tools for each style. Welcome to the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what's possible in art.

The most natural transition from traditional to digital art

Immerse yourself in painting software that offers the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your art with stunning reality using an array of authentic dry and wet media. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing solution, you will forget you are painting on a computer.

21st Century media you won’t find anywhere else

Create out-of-this-world art with Image Hoses that spray the object of your imagination. Liquid Ink that piles up and can be carved into. Particles that spring, flow and glow, and hyper-digital Pattern Pens that defy traditional art boundaries yet were brought to life by real artists.

Incomparable composition tools

Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror and Kaleidoscope tools. Set a flawless scene with 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides and craft the perfect composition using the Divine Proportion and Layout Grid tools built right into this stunning digital art software.

Your workflow, your way

From custom brushes to custom palettes, Painter's digital art software lets you import content from others, create your own, or select from built-in artist layouts to suit your workflow needs. Painter provides a personal experience that plays well with Photoshop and runs on Mac and Windows so that you can perfect your artwork in the way you’re used to working.

Select the art style below that complements your workflow and learn how Painter's diverse tools will inspire your best work ever.

Take advantage of Painter’s versatility to quickly develop concept designs for the production of motion pictures and games, or create professional promotional artwork.
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Concept art with Corel Painter

Whether creating a character illustration, package design, a promotional piece or publishing an illustration, Painter has the digital art software and tools you need to bring your vision to life.
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Illustration with Corel Painter

Painter’s wide range of sketching, drawing and inking tools and tutorials will allow you to easily craft a colorful manga character or comic in a whimsical world.
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Manga with Corel Painter

Use powerful Auto-Painting and Cloning tools to produce visually stunning painted keepsakes and sellable works of photo art in no time.
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Photo art with Corel Painter

Avoid toxic fumes and costly art supplies while mixing realistic natural media and supernatural media types in a way that only this digital art and painting software can deliver.
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Fine art with Corel Painter


Check out what’s new and loved most by artists in the world’s most expressive digital art and painting software.

Texture painting

Make any character, environment or object literally come to life.

Dab Stencils

Mask your brush dab before applying paint to the canvas.

Glazing brushes

Apply velvety, translucent paint transitions just like the Renaissance masters.

Interactive Gradient tool

Edit color and opacity in the context of your painting using the enhanced node control.

Gradient Express Paint

Fill a gradient with rich, stroke-filled paint.

Palette Drawers

Organize palettes and reduce clutter.

Property Bar

Gain instant access to important brush controls.

Brush Selector

Display the Brush Selector as a convenient panel.

Dropper tool

Get exactly the color you want when you need it.

New! Artist layouts
Artist layouts

Find all the essential tools for your particular workflow.

  • Artists Oils Mix and sample multiple colors and experience luscious blending on canvas.

  • Blenders Blend any media applied to the canvas to achieve artistic perfection.

  • Cloners Dip any Painter brush into your photo and create a masterpiece.

  • Impasto Apply thick paint with visible brushstrokes that jump off the canvas.

  • Liquid Ink Pile up ink and then carve back into it for an edgy end result.

  • Particles Spring, flow and glow your way to one-of-a-kind art.

  • Pattern Pens Apply hyper-digital dynamic strokes to ensure artistic impact.

  • Pens Draw, ink or script the perfect accent to your canvas.

  • Real Watercolor Experience pigment that runs, diffuses and evaporates as you wish.

  • Smart photo painting Let someone else do the work for you with powerful one-of-a-kind Auto-Painting tools.


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Feature Painter 2017 2016 2015 X3 12
Drawing & painting tools
NEW 106 brushes
NEW Texture Cover brushes (12 new brushes)
NEW Texture Source Blending brushes (23 new brushes)
NEW Dab Stencils (46 new brushes)
Dynamic Speckles
Audio Expression
Particles + Impasto
Particles + Liquid Ink
Particles + Watercolor
Particles + Real Watercolor
Particles + Dynamic Speckles
Enhanced Layer Blending
Particle Gravity brushes
Particle Spring brushes
Particle Flow brushes
Universal Jitter
Universal Jitter Smoothing
Perspective Guides
Simple Brushes
Crosshair Cloning with Embedded Source
Artist Inspired Color Mixers
Reference Image Panel
Enhanced Real Watercolor
Enhanced Airbrushes
Photo Painting
Enhanced RealBristle™
Enhanced Acrylics
Enhanced Blenders
Enhanced Cloners
Enhanced Digital Watercolor
Enhanced Erasers
Enhanced Impasto
Enhanced Oils
Enhanced Sumi-e
Enhanced Watercolor
NEW Unique Textures
Enhanced Content
Enhanced Flowmaps
Enhanced Paper Textures
User interface
NEW Palette Drawers
NEW Customized Artist Layouts
NEW Portable Brush Selector
NEW Quick Access Property bars
Paper Rotation
Flow Map Rotation
Brush Palette Arrangement
Brush Stroke Preview
Touch Friendly Icons
Simplified Toolbox
Command Bar
Brush Search Engine
Smart Brush Controls
Real-Time Brush Preview
High-Quality Display Rendering
Clone Source Palette
Image Navigator
Enhanced Library Management
Recent Brush List
ENHANCED Customizable User Interface
UI color options
NEW Interactive Gradient tool
NEW Gradient Express Painting
ENHANCED Dropper tool
Brush Hints
ENHANCED Visual Tooltips
Enhanced Document Views
Content Sharing
Transformation tool
Perspective Guides
Rotate Canvas
Dodge and Burn
Divine Proportion
Layout Grid tool
NEW X3 Improved Brush Speed
NEW Multi-level stability support
NEW Pixologic Zbrush - ZAppLink Support
RTS Support
2-in-1 or Dual Personality
64-Bit for Mac
32-Bit for Mac
64-Bit for Windows
32-Bit for Windows
CPU Enhancements
Windows Touch Support
Photoshop Brush Import
Adobe® Photoshop® Support (PSD)
Wacom® Tablet Support
Wacom® Multi-touch Support
Multi-core Support
Microsoft® ICM Support
ColorSync™ Support
PNG Support



  • Windows 10 (64-Bit), Windows 8.1 (64-Bit), or Windows 7 (64-Bit), with the latest updates
  • Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 processor, 2 GHz or faster
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB hard disk space for application files*
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, with the latest updates
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first

*Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6


  • Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10 and 10.9, with the latest revision
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or higher recommended)
  • 750 MB hard disk space for application files
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first


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