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New Painter 2019 (Windows/Mac)

Digital art & painting software

  • New Performance improvements
  • New User-interface overhaul
  • New Brushes and patterns
  • New Color workflow

The top choice in painting software by artists worldwide

Achieve painting perfection with the most realistic and professional digital art studio. Painter® 2019 offers Natural-Media® and unlimited art materials to delight any illustrator, photographer or fine artist.

Painter 2019

Created by PROS for PROS

Whether transitioning from traditional art to digital art software, or painting solely in the digital world, Painter will exceed your expectations. We rely on an advisory council of diverse artists to ensure that we meticulously emulate a traditional experience and surpass the needs of illustrators,
fine artists and photo artists.

user-requested updates

Launch a refreshing and transformed user interface to reveal a darker theme, allowing your painting process to take center stage. We’ve corrected a few imperfections that may have inhibited your full creative potential, freeing you to seamlessly execute your vision.

Compatibility and incredible performance

Thanks to enhanced support for multi-core processors and CPUs that use AVX2 extensions and extensive code optimizations, this is the fastest version of Painter yet. Windows multi-touch pan, zoom and rotate is a breeze. Wacom tablet painting and navigating is a dream. And we’ll support your .PSD files.

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Colossal brush collection

Imagine kicking off your creative exploration with over 900 inspiring brushes. Our latest version includes 36 NEW and diverse brushes plus the world’s most realistic Natural-Media® and exclusive Particles, Pattern Pens, Thick Paint brushes and so much more!

Composition guidance

Ensure your final artwork is picture-perfect by using Painter’s versatile Divine Proportion, Rule of Thirds, Perspective Guides, Professional Photo-Painting tools, Textures, Gradients, Selections and in-app learning to quickly guide you through to your final masterpiece.

Completely customizable

Paint your way. Customize or collaborate with others, and import just about anything you want: Brushes, Custom Palettes, Papers, Flow Maps, Colors, Textures, Patterns, Gradients, Nozzles, Looks, Weaves, Images and Selections. Need something else in your painting software? Let us know at paintervips@corel.com.

What artistic style inspires you?

Click an image below to explore the options for the type of art you create.

Everything you need to succeed

Whether learning or finding inspiration from our Painter Masters, downloading additional brush packs that offer a perfect painting solution, or learning from fresh video tutorials and webinars, we offer what you need to succeed in all of your artistic endeavors.

Painter Masters

Meet the Painter Masters —talented illustrators, fine and photo artists who have excelled in their craft and risen to the top. This exclusive group of artists will inspire, motivate and educate Painter artists of all levels.
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Brush Packs

Browse our outrageously creative brush packs for enhancing any kind of painting using Painter 2015 and above. Simplify your workflow with the perfect brush pack solution!
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Find just what you need! Hundreds of useful videos await you in our Discovery Center. Browse by Painter version to learn tricks relevant to your application. Or share artwork, benefit from tips, register for webinars and enter contests—all from our learning portal.
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Painter. More than just paint.

Painter 2019 is packed with professional tools for crafting the ultimate artistic masterpiece.



Stroll into our digital art studio and paint with any media you choose.

New!Pattern Pens
Pattern Pens

These unique brushes produce visionary strokes that incorporate exciting patterns with 5 new patterns to choose from in our 2019 version. Select from the existing library or create your own.


Save tons of painting time by applying impactful adornments to concept and character artwork such as tattoos, scars, scratches, dents, trees and more.

Enhanced!Real Watercolor
Real Watercolor

Enjoy wet brushes that interact with paper texture and grain—flowing, mixing and absorbing into the paper, just like the real thing.


These Painter brush variants are so popular we have further expanded the category to include six exciting new brushes. Paint with rich brushstrokes that will enliven your canvas.

Enhanced!Thick Paint
Thick Paint

Paint with voluminous media that lets you pile up, push around, carve into, scrape, and blend your way to realistic painted perfection.

Natural Media Library
Natural Media Library

We narrowed down all of the artist-favorite Natural-Media® emulation brushes into an easy-to-access and explore brush library. Experimenting has never been so effortless.


Physics-inspired brushes that spring, flow, glow and gravitate onto the canvas, offering an infinite number of creative possibilities.

Texture Brushes
Texture Brushes

Paint with stunning 2.5D texture brushes that extrude texture off the canvas. Choose from Texture Cover or Texture Source Blending categories.

Enormous amount of brushes!

36 NEW Brushes

Craft fresh creations using remarkable new brushes. Enjoy the new Stamps brush category along with a host of additional brushes that round out our other popular categories.

900+ Included Brushes

Enjoy the largest selection of digital art media types on the market including over 900 unique brushes comprised of Natural-Media® and Painter signature brushes.

35 Brush Categories

Painter includes a whopping collection of 35 different types of brush categories to choose from! Explore the Brush Library Manager to launch additional brush libraries.

Enormous amount of brushes!


Use a combination of amazing tools to craft the perfect composition.

Enhanced!Color Selection
Color Selection

View color choices more clearly, pin the Temporal Color Selector for color selection where you need it, and use shortcuts to reliably sample with the eyedropper.

Divine Proportion and Layout Grid
Divine Proportion and Layout Grid

Use guides and grids based on classical composition, creating a sense of proportion that guides the eye of the viewer across a painting.

Flow Maps
Flow Maps

Flow maps are textures designed to maximize the creative potential of the Real Watercolor and Particle brushes by helping direct the flow of paint.

Mirror Painting and Kaleidoscope
Mirror Painting and Kaleidoscope

Easily create a symmetrical painting by allowing Painter to create a mirror image by reproducing brushstrokes on the opposite side of the canvas or multiple reflections of mirror planes.


Choose from a library of included canvas Paper textures. Adjust, import or create your own and either cover or reveal texture using a variety of media types.

Perspective Guides
Perspective Guides

Display non-printing Perspective Guides to create objects that give the impression that they are receding, or vanishing, from view.

Surface Texture
Surface Texture

When finalizing your painting it might help to add touches such as exhibiting paper texture, emphasizing 3D brushstrokes or applying directional lighting.


Integrate intricate surface texture into your projects by selectively painting or filling portions of the canvas. Use Texture Synthesis to automatically generate a larger texture for you.

Professional photo-painting tools

Amazing Canvas Textures
Auto-Painting Panels

No experience required! Open a photo, launch the Auto-Painting Panels and prep, auto-paint and restore details with ease.

Clone Source

You can use images, textures, and patterns as clone sources. Use the Clone Source Panel to open the clone sources, change size and shape if desired, and paint from the embedded opaque or transparent images.

Quick Clone and Clone

From the File menu choose Clone or Quick Clone to begin photo painting. Clone creates a new document with your image on canvas where Quick Clone clears the image from the canvas.



A user interface that puts the focus on your art.

Performance EnhancementsNew!
Performance Enhancements

Thanks to enhanced support for multi-core processors and CPUs that use AVX2 extensions and extensive code optimizations, this is the fastest version of Painter yet. A huge selection of brushes are noticeably faster — some as much as twice as fast. You can also take advantage of faster document rendering when zooming, panning and rotating — up to 50% faster.

Dark user interfaceNew!
Dark user interface

Launch a refreshing, professional interface that makes your artwork the focus. We have meticulously transformed the main user interface elements in Painter 2019 to reveal a darker theme that allows the interface to melt away and painting to take center stage.

Application icons and controlsNew!
Application icons and controls

Bring simplicity to your workspace with crisp, clean and responsive environment! Painter now features over 650 redesigned icons to make things easier on the eyes, simple to understand and more efficient to use. Also try using modifier keys to precisely select values.

Drag to zoomNew!
Drag to zoom

Use your stylus or mouse to zoom in and out of your document quickly by using the Click + Drag option. Move to the right to zoom in, and move to the left to zoom out. Hold the Shift key and drag-click to zoom into a specific area of interest. Now you have all your zooming needs in one tool!

Brush GhostEnhanced!
Brush Ghost

Paint without any lag time with strokes that will always track underneath your Brush Ghost. You will now see a cursor while painting but you can change which icon appears during brushing. As you rotate the stylus, your Brush Ghost will rotate with you and offer real-time feedback.

Windows Multi-touchEnhanced!
Windows Multi-touch

Experience the intuitive way to simultaneously pan, zoom and smoothly rotate your canvas using two fingers on a Windows touch device. To reset your painting view simply double-tap with two fingers. You will greatly enjoy this natural sketching and painting experience.

Customizable User Interface
Customizable User Interface

Customize brushes, media content, palettes, shortcut keys and more to set up the perfect work environment. Plus you can import content from others to complete your toolset.

Painter is a work of art,
and your paintings will take center stage

Amazing Canvas Textures

Compare versions

Painter 2019 2018 2017 2016
User Interface & Tools
Dark User Interface
Drag to Zoom
650+ resigned application icons
User Inspired Fixes
Brush Ghost
Color Selection
Brush Hints
Selection Brush Tool
Texture Synthesis
Customizable User Interface
Customized Artist Layouts
Interactive Gradient tool & express painting
Palette Drawers
Portable Brush Selector
Quick Access Property Bars
Visual Tooltips
Brush Search Engine
Color Wheel, Mixer, Color Sets
Command Bar
Composition Panels
Document lighting control
Fill Tool
Image Navigator
Paper and Flow Map Rotation
Perspective Guides
Reference Image Panel
Symmetry Tools
Transformation Tool
Photo Art Specific Tools
Cloning with Texture
Multiple Clone Sources
Resize Clone Sources
Transparency Cloning Support
Auto-Painting Panels
Clone Source Palette
Document Render
Brush Speed
Crash Reduction
Multi-Core Support
Wacom Multi-touch support
Windows Touch Support
Adobe Photoshop Support (PSD)
Color Management Support
PNG Support
RTS Support
Wacom Tablet Support
2-in-1 or dual personality
64-Bit Mac and Windows
Natural Media Brush Library
Selection Brushes
Thick Paint
Dab Stencils
Texture Cover
Texture Source Blending
Acrylics & Gouache
Artists' Favorites
Artists' Oils
Audio Expression
Chalk, Pastel & Crayons
Digital Watercolor
Dynamic Speckles
Image Hose
Liquid Ink
Palette Knives & Sponges
Pattern Pens
Pens & Pencils
Real Watercolor
Real Wet Oil
Smart Strokes
Flow Maps

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System Requirements


  • Windows 10 (64-Bit), Windows 8.1 (64-Bit), or Windows 7 (64-Bit) (with latest Service Pack)
  • Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 processor, 2 GHz or faster (4 logical cores or higher recommended) AVX2 instruction set support (recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB hard disk space for application files* (Solid-state drive recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, with the latest updates

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


  • macOS X 10.13, OS 10.12 and OS X 10.11, with the latest revision
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support (4 logical cores or higher recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB RAM or higher recommended)
  • 750 MB hard disk space for application files (Solid-state drive recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • DVD drive (required for box installation)
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first
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