Free Digital Art Software

Digital art software trusted by professional artists

Make an effortless transition from traditional to digital art, and accomplish natural, professional results in less time with Painter 2021®. Expand your digital art capabilities using a phenomenal collection of the world’s most realistic Natural-Media®. Experiment with unlimited art materials trusted by artists worldwide, including thick paints, flowing watercolors, and texture-filled media.

Painter 2021

  • NEW Thick Paint workflow
  • NEW Artificial Intelligence
  • NEW Clone Tinting
  • ENHANCED Layers
  • NEW Core ML support

A full 15-day free trial of this drawing software.
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Painter 2021
Thick Paint workflow

NEW Thick Paint workflow

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. Easy-access panels let you instantly adjust how paint is applied to the brush and how the paint interacts with existing media. You can also convert the canvas or any layer to Thick Paint to create in surprising new ways.

Artificial Intelligence

NEW Artificial Intelligence

Quick start your art by taking advantage of the 12 AI Styles that create a stylized painting from an image. Fine tune the settings for custom results and save your own presets. Experiment by adding a style, or more than one, to any type of imagery. Try stylizing a sketch, painting, illustration or just brushstrokes and see where styles can take you.

Clone Tinting

NEW Clone Tinting

Enable the Clone Tinting feature while painting, then choose any color you like, use any clone brush, and render your clone source with custom color. This versatile tool also works with multi-point cloning allowing you to create entirely new compositions from existing artwork. Bonus! Create with a new Clone Tinting brush category.

NEW Layers

ENHANCED Layers

Enhance your workflow by choosing to paint on any layer type and hide the canvas right from the New Image dialog. Visually identify what brushes are compatible with various layer types including Liquid Ink, Thick Paint and Watercolor. Plus take advantage of many other user-requested layer improvements.

Core ML support

NEW Core ML support

Painter uses the latest and greatest machine learning (Core ML) technology from Apple to optimize your AI style experience.

Touch Bar Support

NEW Touch Bar Support

On MacBook Pro and iPad, increase efficiency with new support for the Touch Bar that offers context-sensitive controls that change depending on the selected tool.

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What's Included

Main Applications

  • Corel Painter 2021 – 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:

  • Windows 10* (64-Bit), with the latest updates
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
    • AVX2 instruction set support (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM
    • 8 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 2.4 GB hard disk space for application files**
    • Solid-state drive (recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 @ 100% (or higher) screen resolution
    • 1920 x 1200 @ 150% (or higher) (recommended)
  • Mouse or Wintab-compatible tablet
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, with the latest updates
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first

Mac:

  • macOS 10.15 or 10.14, with the latest revision
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM
    • 8 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 1.8 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

* Versions 1909 and later of Windows 10 are supported as well as versions that will be released during the life cycle of Painter 2021.

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

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