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Create next-level results with 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.

Painter 2022

  • NEW Stamp-type brush customization
  • NEW Watercolor brushes and workflow
  • NEW Brush library experience
  • NEW NEW Brush size selector
  • NEW User requested enhancements
  • FASTEST version yet!

A full 15-day free trial of this drawing software.
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Painter 2022
Stamp-type brush

NEW! Stamp-type brush customization

These very popular stamp brushes have received a versatility overhaul. Open the Captured dab panel and choose from the included Captured dab library to get you started. Change shape, edge effects, rotation, squeeze and anti-aliasing on-the-fly. Plus, create your own dabs, organize, import and export libraries all from the Captured dab panel!


NEW! Watercolor brushes and workflow

Enhance your artistic creations with new Watercolor compatible brushes and improved workflow options. Easily paint with dry media types on Watercolor layers resulting in new creative mixed-media looks. Plus, Watercolor layers can be easily transformed without needing to convert to a default layer.

Brush library

NEW! Brush Library experience

Reap the benefits of a refined brush library. Enjoy new categories, variants and brush previews plus, now you can easily find, filter, and favorite beloved brushes for easy access right from the Brush Selector. We have renamed, reorganized, and streamlined brush categories and variants for a logical content experience. Don’t worry, you can still access your previous favorites that you can’t live without!


NEW! Brush Size Selector

Choosing brush size has never been so speedy and visual. Just open up the Size Library and away you go. Want additional sizes? You can add and reorder them. Need to change the size preview, no problem. Plus, you can also delete sizes you no longer require to streamline the panel content.

User requested

NEW! User requested enhancements

After reviewing your valuable feedback, we have made many layer productivity improvements and other enhancements to accelerate your workflow. Layer spotlight, mask selection loading, clear a layer with delete, and new color dodge and burn composite methods, along with Navigator grayscale display, are just a few of the many advancements.

Fastest version of Painter

Fastest version of Painter yet!

Run the Brush Accelerator™ and enjoy huge speed gains of new and enhanced cover method brushes with up to 50x GPU boost and up to 18x acceleration when using Intel multicore processors with AVX2. Easily find these popular brushes by typing enhanced cover into the Search Panel. Several other favored brush engines are also up to 2x's faster.

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What's Included

Main Applications

  • Corel Painter 2022 – Mac OS® and Windows® versions

Online Content*

  • Libraries of unique brushes, gradients, nozzles, patterns, paper textures and textures
  • Introduction Guide (PDF)
  • Videos and tutorials
  • HTML Help files (Windows)
  • Apple Help files (Mac)

*Internet connection required

System Requirements


  • Windows 10* (64-Bit), with the latest updates
  • Intel or AMD 64-bit multicore processor with SSSE3 (or higher)
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
    • AVX2 instruction set support (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
    • 16 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 3.0 GB hard disk space for application file**
    • Solid-state drive (recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 @ 100% (or higher) screen resolution
    • 1920 x 1200 @ 150% (or higher) (recommended)
  • Mouse or Wintab-compatible tablet
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first.


  • macOS Big Sur 11.0 or macOS 10.15, with the latest revision
  • Multicore Intel with SSSE3 (or higher) or Apple M1 processor with Rosetta 2
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
    • 16 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 1.5 GB hard disk space for application files
    • Solid-state drive (recommended)
    • Case-sensitive file systems are not supported
  • 1280 x 800 @ 100% (or higher) screen resolution
    • 1920 x 1200 @ 150% (or higher) (recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first.

* Supported versions: Windows 10, version 20H2 and later, as well as versions that will be released during the life cycle of Painter 2022

** Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7

Looking for a previous version of Painter?

  • Painter 7 – Released in 2006
  • Painter 8 – Released in 2007
  • Painter 9 – Released in 2008
  • Painter 10 – Released in 2009
  • Painter 11 – Released in 2010
  • Painter 12 – Released in 2011
  • Painter X3 – Released in 2012
  • Painter X4 – Released in 2013
  • Painter 2015 - Released in 2014
  • Painter 2016 - Released in 2015
  • Painter 2017 – Released in 2016
  • Painter 2018 – Released in 2017
  • Painter 2019 – Released in 2018
  • Painter 2020 – Released in 2019
  • Painter 2021 – Released in 2020