Painter 2015

Painter 2015 (Windows/Mac)

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  • Endless brushes, paper textures and media
  • Authentic Natural-Media® technology
  • Revolutionary new Particle Brushes
  • Native 64-bit Mac & PC support
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  • Special upgrade pricing (versions 7 and up)
  • Revolutionary physics-inspired Particle Brushes
  • Native 64-bit application support for Mac
  • Real-Time Stylus & Windows Tablet PC support
  • Cross-platform performance optimizations
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A complete digital art studio

Change what's possible in art with Corel® Painter® 2015. Explore new creative possibilities with Natural-Media® brushes, paper textures and media that look and feel just like traditional art materials. Find unreal inspiration with revolutionary new Particle Brushes and mobile enhancements. Experience the speed and power of the ultimate paint program with native 64-bit Mac and PC support. Plus, work with Photoshop files for even more creative compatibility. Download your FREE trial today.

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What type of art do you create?

Photo Art

Photo Art

As a photographer, you capture moments with your camera and transform them into of works of digital art. Painter 2015 is a unique paint program that includes powerful image cloning and painting features, offering everything you need to create visually stunning photo art that will dazzle any viewer.

Traditional Art

Traditional Art

As a traditional artist, you're all about using time-honored techniques and working with a blank canvas. Painter 2015 is a paint program that lets you combine classic art practices with state-of-the-art Natural-Media technology and revolutionary new physics-based brushes to create digital art that's every bit as impressive as anything you'll find on a physical canvas.



As an illustrator, you create art that brings new ideas to life. Whether you're creating storyboards, drawing comic books, working on concept art, developing web images or sketching out the latest industrial designs, Painter 2015 is a cutting-edge paint program that offers unique illustration tools to help you bring your vision to life.

The most powerful digital painting software

  • Revolutionary digital brushes

    Revolutionary digital brushes

    Painter 2015 features incredible new physics-inspired Particle Brushes that let you experience ultimate chaotic creativity or pinpoint precision. Use the world's most revolutionary paint program to produce unreal brushstrokes that spring, flow, glow and gravitate onto the canvas, or choose from a huge selection of realistic Natural-Media brushes to create stunning contemporary digital art.

  • Enhanced speed and performance

    Enhanced speed and performance

    Work smarter, faster and more accurately with native 64-bit Mac support and CPU performance optimizations. Get more control with the new brush tracking utility and experiment with effects on your canvas in real-time. Immerse yourself in the world's most realistic paint program without having to think about the technology behind it.

  • Mobile art that moves youPlay

    Mobile art that moves you

    Create art on the go with incredible mobile capabilities. Use your Windows Real-Time Stylus and Tablet PC or work with the Painter Mobile for Android app and import your masterpiece directly into Painter 2015 to add the finishing touches. With this unique mobile paint program, now you can find inspiration anytime and anywhere.

  • A fully responsive experience

    A fully responsive experience

    Discover why Painter 2015 is the most flexible paint program on the market, with tools and options that respond directly to your needs. Choose from a selection of intuitive user interfaces inspired by Painter artists or create your own. Paint your passion with custom brushes, media and art tools that are as unique as you are.

Inside the leading paint program

  • Revolutionary Particle Brushes

    Discover incredible brushes that let you revel in creative chaos or take complete control. Enhance a photo-clone painting or create a unique masterpiece with physics-based brushstrokes that spring, flow, glow and gravitate onto your canvas.

  • NEW! Native 64-bit application for Mac

    Native 64-bit application for Mac

    Performance improvements for your Mac mean faster speeds when it comes to intensive operations. Zoom, rotate, transform, work with layers and more—all without slowing down. Plus, experience improvements to brush accuracy and performance.

  • NEW! Real-Time Stylus & Windows Tablet PC support Play

    Real-Time Stylus & Windows Tablet PC support

    Paint on the go and find new inspiration anytime, anywhere. Plus, use the Painter Mobile for Android app and then import your work directly into Painter 2015 to add the professional finishing touches.

  • ENHANCED! Cross-platform CPU performance optimizations

    Cross-platform CPU performance optimizations

    Now utilizing half the power of previous versions, your laptop battery will last longer while using Painter. Experience brushes that on average now offer 40% more speed, with some brushes clocking in at 6x faster than previous versions!

  • Custom User Interface Palette Arrangements

    Inspired by professional Painter artists, these timesaving arrangements include new Brushes, Illustration, Cloning and Minimal UI options that allow you to easily switch between tools and optimize your painting environment.

  • Jitter Smoothing

    Enhance the realism and randomness of your digital brushes. Add Jitter Smoothing to Airbrush spacing and flow, brush rotation, color expression and more—all while using both old favorites and brand new Particle Brushes.

  • Real-time preview of effects

    Add effects to your work and see them displayed on your canvas in real-time as they're applied. Now your entire canvas offers a world of effects experimentation—all completely in real-time.

  • Brush Tracking Utility

    Now you can control and customize pressure-sensitive memory to virtually any brush. A visual power curve captures every movement and every line on your canvas, just like you would with real world art materials.

  • Fresh New Content

    Discover even more creative possibilities with new paper textures, nozzles, images and more. Plus, discover all-new Toolbox icon updates that match the fresh new look and feel of Painter 2015.

  • RealBristle™ Painting & Wacom tablet compatibility

    Discover why RealBristle technology replicates traditional art materials more realistically than any other software. Control color intensity and shading simply by adjusting the angle and pressure of the pen on your tablet.

  • Smart photo-painting tools

    Transform photos into paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools of Painter 2015. Clone images by hand or let the Auto-Painting palette paint a photo for you using your choice of brush and media. The SmartStroke™ brush technology follows lines and contours in your picture just like a real artist would.


Welcome to the Corel Painter gallery. Here you'll find stunning works from Painter artists from around the world. Browse through the images below to get inspired and discover new creative possibilities with the world's most realistic paint program.

Why bring Corel Painter into your classroom?

Painter delivers a highly realistic digital art experience that's unmatched by any other software on the market. Using tools that look and feel just like their real-life counterparts, students can create and experiment without worrying about mistakes, time-consuming cleanups or wasting expensive art materials.

Painter is also the perfect complement to industry-standard tools, such as Wacom drawing tablets and Adobe Photoshop. Using Painter in the classroom provides students with the skills and technical expertise that's used by professionals in the graphics and entertainment industries, all over the world. Fit Painter into your curriculum today and give your students the skills and confidence that will help them succeed in the creative fields of tomorrow.

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Painter 2015 – Education Edition includes all of the powerful features of Painter 2015 at an affordable price.

Painter 2015 – Education Edition

Painter 2015
Education Edition

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Corel's Education License Program

Corel's Education License Program

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What do you want to learn today?

Learn how Corel Painter can help you express and evolve your creative vision in ways you never thought possible. Whether you're a beginner just getting started with digital art or an experienced artist looking for advanced techniques, you'll find the tips, tutorials and resources you need here.

Painter Workspaces

NEW Particle Brushes

Let the Painter artists that created custom Particle Brushes for Painter 2015 walk you through the best ways to use them.

Written Tutorials

Written Tutorials

Follow these tutorials for helpful, step-by-step instructions that cover a wide range of paint program 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.



Get useful tips and tricks from professional Painter artists working in a variety of creative fields.



Join experts from around the world as they talk about how they use Painter and share their best tips and techniques for using this unique paint program.



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