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Painter Essentials 7

Must-haves only in Painter Essentials 7

  • User-friendly interface
  • AI-based photo painting
  • Built-in learning

Introducing NEW Painter Essentials 7

Experience the world's most expressive painting software, featuring industry-acclaimed brushes, illustration tools and photo art. Use the extensive photo painting capabilities to turn a photo into an amazing oil, pastel or impressionist work of art, or use pencils, pens or particles to paint, draw and sketch on a blank canvas. With innovative AI, illustration tools and SmartStroke™ brush technology, you’ll enjoy superior speed, performance and compatibility with Mac, PC and Photoshop.

NewArtificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence-based photo painting

Choose from an impressive range of AI-based styles that convert your favorite photos into paintings using neural networking and the strength of Painter’s brush engine.

NewDab Stencils
Skip Allen

Dab Stencils

Imagine knocking out areas of a brush so that the chosen texture takes center stage. That is exactly how you can paint with these one-of-a-kind brushes.

NewDynamic Speckles
Karen Bonaker

Dynamic Speckles

Paint with dynamic brushes whose multicolored speckles generate as you stroke! These brushes are unique to Painter and loved by artists.

Melissa Gallo


Blend colors like a master with these subtle brushes that allow opacity to build up smoothly along your brushstrokes.

Norman Crabtree

Image Hose

Choose from a full library of Image Hose Nozzles and spray compelling imagery onto your canvas with the Image Hose variants included in the F-X category.

Pavel Goloviy

Dark UI

A meticulously transformed user interface reveals a darker theme with new app icons and tool highlighting that allows the interface to melt away and painting to take center stage.

ENHANCEDBrush previews

Brush previews

View enhanced dab and stroke previews at-a-glance, saving you tons of time. With improved visuals, we’ve eliminated the need to hover in order to find the perfect brush.

NewFlow Map Textures

Flow Map Textures

Now select from a library of Flow Maps and Paper Textures, that can also be rotated, to ensure interesting canvas expression in your paintings.

EnhancedColor Selector

Color Selector

See how the universal color selection process throughout Essentials is now a breeze. The updated Color Wheel includes new circular grabbers and a split color and clone painting preview.