New Painter 2022 Professional digital art software for WindowsMac

  • World-class blank canvas painting and photo-art tools
  • Acclaimed Natural-Media™ emulation & digital art brushes
  • Infinite customization of brushes, textures, and other media
  • Mac & PC support, Additional FREE content (subscription only)
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Jeremiah Trammell

Painter 2022. Anything but ordinary.

Create next-level results with trusted, professional digital art software. Sketch, paint, illustrate and produce unparalleled photo-art with hundreds of impeccably realistic artist-created brushes, superior blending, and an array of versatile art tools.

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Create

Create

Paint from a blank canvas and create amazing photo art.

Customize

Customize

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

Extend

Extend

Enhance your paintings with creative additional brush packs.

Experience brushes with greatness!

We’ve got your canvas covered with every brush and media type possible. Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using renowned dry, wet, and blending media.

Show and tell

Take a closer look at what artists are saying about Painter.

Compatibility

Photoshop

Photoshop

Preserve file content with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter.

Drawing tablet

Drawing tablet

Support for stylus tilt, rotation, bearing & pressure control creates the most natural painting experience.

Mac/PC

Mac or PC

Whether you’re a Mac or PC person, we support both platforms with licensing and subscription options to suit you.

Your art. Your way.

Professional painting software built by artists for artists to create and develop their signature style.

Jerome Ressot

Illustration

Bring ideas to life for published materials, fantasy art, films, games and manufacturing using the most diverse digital art software.

Make your own illustration
Hal Fisher

Fine Art

The mixture of realistic natural media and unique Painter artistic tools offer the freedom to create amazing end results no matter what the subject matter.

Master your skills
Gary Leonard

Photo Art

Use artificial intelligence to jump start the painting process. Next, use Auto-Painting and cloning tools to masterfully paint images and produce stunning keepsakes or sellable works of art.

Bring your photos to life
Gabriela Bacila

Concept Art

Take advantage of Painter's versatility to quickly develop concepts for films, games and manufacturing and create environments, creatures and vehicles that inspire.

Create better concepts to get paid
Georg Ireland
Andrea Foerster / Michelle Webb
Color mixing
Brenna Williams
Composition tools
Theresa Kattenbach
Unique content
Caroline Moore

Composition

Modify brush size, shape, angle, flow and so much more with in-depth brush control panels
Quick Start Guide User Guide

Unparalleled Photo Art

Stylize any image or photo using artificial intelligence and easily transform photos into paintings with powerful auto-painting and cloning tools.

  • Dmitry Marin
  • Kimber Heineman
  • MaryJill Lemieur
  • Rachel Gray
  • Susanna Mitchell
Customization
Adnan Tezerdi
Performance
Mark Lawson
Justin Buus
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Workflow

Create custom brushes, palettes and workspace layouts plus import custom content from others
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Apple support

Improve your overall Mac workflow in big ways! We now run on M1 with Rosetta 2 support.

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.

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.

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Sidecar Support

Use Sidecar on macOS 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.

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

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

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What’s new in Painter 2022?

NEW

Stamp-type brush customization

These popular brushes have received a versatility overhaul. Change shape, edge effects, rotation, squeeze and anti-aliasing plus, create, add, import, export, organize and export dabs in record time!

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Stamp-type brushes
Ferran Bueno
NEW

Watercolor brushes and workflow

New Watercolor compatible brushes and workflow optimize the painting experience. Paint with dry media types on Watercolor layers to achieve new and exciting mixed-media looks.

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石本 めぐみ
NEW

Brush library experience

Reap the benefits of a refined brush library. Enjoy new categories, variants and brush previews plus, now you can easily find, filter and favorite beloved brushes for easy access from the Brush Selector.

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Brush library experience
Stijn Grooten
NEW

Brush size selector

Choosing brush size has never been so speedy and visual. Just open up the Size Library and add, reorder, delete and change size preview to accommodate your workflow.

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Brush size selector
Ana Razpotnik Donati
NEW

User requested enhancements

After reviewing your valuable feedback, we have made many layer workflow and other enhancements to boost your productivity.

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User requested enhancements
Stefan Ilčešin

FASTEST version yet!

Run the Brush Accelerator and enjoy huge GPU, Multicore & AVX2 speed gains of new and enhanced cover method brushes along with a boost in several other brush engines.

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New & Enhanced cover methods

Eraser technology

10 additional brush engines

Impasto brushes

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What's New

NEW! Brush Library with enhanced brushes

NEW! Captured dab library & workflow

NEW! Dab Effects

NEW! Brush Size Library

NEW! Brush Favorites

NEW! Brush Filters

NEW! Brushes compatible with watercolor layers

NEW! Transform watercolor layers

NEW! Grayscale in Navigator

NEW! Spotlight Layer

NEW! Clear layer content with Delete

NEW! Lock, Move and Convert multiple layers

NEW! Color Dodge composite method

NEW! Color Burn composite method

NEW & ENHANCED! Cover Methods

IMPROVED! Edge Quality (circular and captured dab brushes)

ENHANCED! Brush smoothing

EXTENDED! GPU acceleration for New and Enhanced cover methods

up to 50x faster

ENHANCED! Performance of erasers & other brush engines

up to 2x faster

ENHANCED! Impasto Brushes

up to 2.4x faster

Acrylics

Airbrushes

Audio Expression

Blenders

Chalks

Crayons

Cloners

Clone Tinting

Dab Stencils

Dynamic Speckles

Erasers

F-X

Gouache

Glazing

Image Hose

Impasto

Liquid Ink

Markers

Oils

Pastels

Palette Knives

Particles

Pattern Pens

Pens

Pencils

Sargent

Selection brushes

Smart Strokes

Stamps

Sponges

Sumi-e

Texture Brushes

Thick paint

Watercolors

Color harmonies

Color ramps in sliders

Color mixer

Color wheel

Color sets

Color picker

Gradients

Artificial Intelligence Styles

AI Presets

Clone Tinting

Quick Clone

Cloning with image, texture or pattern

Multiple clone sources

Resize clone sources

Transparency Cloning Support

Smart Stroke auto painting

Tracing Paper

Photo Restoration

Photo art quick palette

Thick Paint layer controls

Watercolor layer controls

Layer compatibility icons

Full View and Narrow brush selector panels

Inline dab and stroke previews

Advanced brush controls

Dark user interface

650+ redesigned application icons

Brush hints

Customizable palettes

Artist layouts

Context sensitive property bars

Visual tooltips

Command Bar

Customizable Workspaces & Layouts

Customizable keyboard shortcuts

Reference Image

Image Navigator

Clone Source Palette

Layer Adjuster

Drag to Zoom

Fill Tool

Transform

Selection Tool & Brush

Customizable Papers & Flow Maps

Flip and rotate canvas

Interactive brush editing

Perspective Guides

Divine Proportion

Layout Grid

Paint with Symmetry

Vector Shapes

Text

Rulers

Surface Lighting & Texture

Apply Effects

Texture Synthesis

Interactive Gradient tool & Express Painting

Brush Accelerator™

(introduced)

GPU acceleration for stamp brushes

up to 20x faster

(introduced)

Improved Drip & Liquid (Sargent) brush technologies

up to 4x faster

Faster brush and tool switching

Texture brush technologies

up to 2x faster

Improved document manipulation

up to 5x faster

Improved pan, zoom and rotate speed

Apple Silicon with Rosetta 2

Apple Sidecar support

Apple Pencil support

Apple Touch Bar support

Apple Trackpad two-finger gesture support

Multi-Core support

Wacom tablet & multi-touch support

Windows touch support

Adobe Photoshop support (PSD)

Color Management support

RTS support

2-in-1 or dual personality

64-bit Mac and Windows

Patterns

Flow Maps

Gradients

Images

Looks

Nozzles

Papers

Selections

Textures

Weaves

Quick Start Guide

User Guide

Welcome Book tutorials

Help Topics

Hints

Note - Painter 2022 has a brand new brush library. All past brush libraries can be accessed for free via the welcome book.

Tech Specs

Windows

  • Windows 10* (64-Bit), with the latest updates
  • Intel or AMD 64-bit multicore processor with SSSE3 (or higher)
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
    • AVX2 instruction set support (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
    • 16 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 3.0 GB hard disk space for application file**
    • Solid-state drive (recommended)
  • 1280 x 800 @ 100% (or higher) screen resolution
    • 1920 x 1200 @ 150% (or higher) (recommended)
  • Mouse or Wintab-compatible tablet
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first.

Mac

  • macOS Big Sur 11.0 or macOS 10.15, with the latest revision
  • Multicore Intel with SSSE3 (or higher) or Apple M1 processor with Rosetta 2
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
    • 16 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 1.5 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.

* Supported versions: Windows 10, version 20H2 and later, as well as versions that will be released during the life cycle of Painter 2022

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

Create next-level results with Painter 2022

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