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Get the all-new Painter® Essentials 6™ with blazing speed and performance enhancements, plus a newly designed Welcome Screen bursting with helpful tutorials, all at a special price for loyal users like you.

Painter Essentials 6

Must-haves only in Painter Essentials 6

  • Award-winning brushes
  • Uncomplicated photo art
  • Innovative illustration tools
  • Superior speed and performance

System Requirements

Offer expires Feb. 28, 2018

Introducing NEW Painter Essentials 6

Experience the world’s most expressive paint software for aspiring digital artists, featuring award-winning Natural-Media® brushes that mimic reality. 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 illustration tools and SmartStroke™ brush technology, you’ll enjoy superior speed, performance and compatibility with Mac, PC and Photoshop.

Updated user interface

Updated user interface

Launch the newly designed Welcome Screen to kick start your painting experience. Create new documents and templates, choose from workflow UI layouts, see what is new and exciting in the world of Essentials, access helpful tutorials, view an inspirational art gallery and check out our brush packs for specific workflows.

Dry Natural-Media®

Dry Natural-Media®

Sketch your vision using the perfect pencil for the job, choose from grainy, thick and thin and scratchboard tool variations. Then, render your masterpiece using an exciting variety of Chalks, Pastels, Crayons & Charcoal including blunt, soft, square, tapered and jitter variants that will suit any task at hand.

Wet Natural-Media

Wet Natural-Media®

Create an oil or acrylic painting using clumpy, glazing, flat or filbert brushes, spray fine, coarse or soft airbrush paint all over your canvas, dip in to digital watercolor to wash, spatter or diffuse paint and emulate Impressionist Masters like Sargent and Post-Impressionists like Van Gogh. No matter what, you will have fun experimenting!

Signature Painter media types

Signature Painter media types

Create with unique Painter media types like dynamic Particles that spring, flow and gravitate across canvas, plus F-X effects that sprinkle fairy dust, glow, jitter, shatter, distort and more! Or grab a Pattern Pen to stroke decorative brushstrokes across your canvas like magic.

Smart photo-painting tools

Smart photo-painting tools

Start off easy using the one-touch Auto-Paint tool. Simply open the photo of your choice, select a painting style and click play. As a must-have paint editor, Essentials will magically paint the photo for you using Smart Stroke technology that follows the lines and contours in your image, no hands required.

Tracing and cloning images

Tracing and cloning images

Sketch right over your photo using Tracing Paper as a guide to ensure that your hand drawn composition is perfection or create a one-of-a-kind photo painting by pulling the colors from your photo through any brush allowing you to fill the canvas with hand-hewn strokes.

Symmetry painting

Symmetry painting

The time-saving Mirror tool reflects your painting on the opposite side of the canvas using your media of choice. Turn on Kaleidoscope and paint using 3-12 reflective segments and create stunning kaleidoscope paintings.

Drawing tablet support

Drawing tablet support

Essentials incorporates pressure sensitive memory that will adapt to your particular touch. Provide a sample of your stroke in the Brush Tracker to globally set sensitivity or save your pressure for each of your favorite brushes allowing Essentials to remember and respond accordingly.

Superior speed and performance

Superior speed and performance

Manage memory-intensive operations, such as working on large canvases, plus zooming, rotating and working with layers, all at top speed. Equally important, your brushes will blaze across the canvas allowing you to focus on painting.