Painter 2016
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digital art software

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A complete digital art studio

Explore an impressive sensory selection of realistic Natural-Media® that perfectly emulates real life art materials and imaginative art materials that can't be found in the real world. With Painter® 2016, you can experience the incomparable harmony of Audio Expression, smart photo cloning, killer composition tools, physics-inspired Particle brushes, and in-app learning—all in high DPI.


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Express Yourself
Express yourself

Revel in a symphony for the senses with Audio Expression brushes that react to sound. Experience luscious Natural-Media® brushstrokes, exhilarating splatters and paper rotation. Create even more brush variations by combining Particles with Real Watercolor, Liquid Ink and Impasto to achieve rapid end results that will impress any audience.

Discover whats new
Discover what's new

Launch Painter and the redesigned Welcome Book greets you with new tutorials. Create a new canvas and enable your perfect painting environment with a flexible UI color scheme, high DPI, presentation mode and workspace customization. Experiment with new Brush Hints and Visual Tooltips to fine-tune your brushes to match your style.

Expand your creativity
Expand your creativity

Import your Adobe Photoshop brushes into Painter and then use Painter's brush controls to make a new mega-brush. Share your favorite brushes and media with others using the new Custom Toolbox. Browse additional Brush Packs to discover imaginative custom brushes for your next painting project.


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Get the world's most expressive digital art software

Painter 2016


Gain access to an innovative buffet of brushes, paper textures and media. Mix authentic acrylics, chalks, oils, pencils, Real Watercolor and more with Dynamic Speckles, Image Hoses and Liquid Ink.


Explore the new Audio Expression, special media and inspirational brushes. Get right to work with the new interface options and Photoshop Brush import.
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Easily sketch, draw or paint photos with award-winning Natural-Media® brushes that are custom selected for beginners.
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How to use Painter

Written Tutorials

Written Tutorials

Follow these tutorials for helpful, step-by-step instructions that cover a wide range of digital art software topics for both beginners and experts.

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

What do you want to learn today? See how to create different projects in Painter with video tutorials that walk you through one step at a time.



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