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Painter Upgrade

Exclusive loyalty offer for Painter users!

Accelerate your art and your workflow with the powerful, time-saving tools in Painter 2021:

  • NEW Artificial Intelligence technology
  • NEW 2x the number of GPU-accelerated brush technologies
  • NEW Thick Paint brushes and workflow options
Hurry! Offer ends July 23, 2020.

Upgrade to the NEW Painter 2021

Create your signature style using new performance optimizations, new Thick Paint brushes, and workflow options. You’ll approach your canvas in a whole new way with cutting-edge AI styles, Clone Tinting, and layer control for optimum painting results. Our new version is as diverse as your imagination! See what's new with our version comparison guide.

Create

Create

Paint from a blank canvas or create amazing photo art.

Customize

Customize

Create your own brushes, textures, patterns, palettes and so much more.

Extend

Extend

Enhance your paintings with outrageously creative brush packs.

Here are just a few of the many new and powerful reasons to upgrade:

Performance updates
New

Performance updates

Run the intuitive Brush Accelerator™, which makes the most of your computer’s hardware and graphics card, to deliver the best possible painting experience. Work faster with double the number of GPU accelerated brush technologies, optimized drip and liquid brush technologies, and quicker brush and tool switching.

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.

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.

Apple support

Apple support

Improve your overall Mac workflow in big ways!

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.

ENHANCED

Multi-touch Trackpad support

Responsive multi-touch Trackpad support allows you to perform useful actions by swiping and pinching, or spreading your thumb and forefinger on your trackpad.

Apple Pencil
New

Sidecar Support

Use Sidecar on macOS Catalina to use your iPad as a secondary display that mirrors your Mac desktop. The Painter UI will auto-adjust based on the resolution of your iPad.

NEW

Apple Pencil Tilt

With new tilt support for Apple Pencil, you can now tilt the selected brush while you paint to precisely control the shape of the brushstroke while using Sidecar.

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.

What’s new in Painter 2021?

Feature

2021

2020

2019

2018

What's New

NEW Artificial Intelligence Style panel
NEW Photo art quick palette
NEW Thick Paint layer controls
NEW Watercolor layer controls
ENHANCED Layer controls
NEW Artificial Intelligence Styles

12 styles

NEW AI Presets

9 presets

NEW Clone Tinting
NEW Apple Sidecar support
NEW Apple Pencil support
NEW Apple Touchbar support
NEW Apple Trackpad two-finger gesture support
ENHANCED Brush Accelerator™

(introduced)

EXTENDED GPU acceleration for stamp brushes

(2x more brushes supported)

(introduced)

ENHANCED Drip & Liquid (Sargent) brush technologies

(up to 4x faster)

ENHANCED Faster brush and tool switching
ENHANCED Texture brush technologies

(up to 2x faster)

NEW Thick Paint compatible brushes

14 brushes

NEW Clone Tinting brush category

14 brushes

NEW Layer compatibility icons
ENHANCED Thick Paint brushes

(introduced)

For a complete comparison, view PDF

Tech Specs

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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