Painter 2023 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
  • 285 FREE brushes and Creative Photo Bundle for new subscribers
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Painter 2023. Venture outside the lines.

Step into the world of endless possibilities with our 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.

Simone Geerligs & Masud Alam
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.

Expand

Expand

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, and 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 with Trackpad, Sidecar, Apple Pencil tilt, and Core ML. Painter is optimized to run natively on Macs with M1 chip.

Built for M1

Now experience brushes up to 4.7X faster when running on the Apple M1 chip! The latest versions of Painter are optimized to run natively on Macs with M1 chip and Intel processors.

Note – When compared to Macs with Intel processors, Painter 2023 is up to 2x faster on Macs with M1 chip.

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 2023?

NEW

Build up the smoothest strokes with Fluid Paint

Gently build up paint, blend, sculpt, glaze, add texture and reflective light easily with the new Fluid brushes. Built to take advantage of layer transparency, these versatile brushes give you unmatched opacity control and smoothness in your brush strokes.

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Build up the smoothest strokes with Fluid Paint Build up the smoothest strokes with Fluid Paint
Alex Ruiz
NEW! Visualize better with overlay option NEW! Visualize better with overlay option
Josh Burns
Improved! Access to Selection controls
Christina Yen
Jerome Ressot

Improved Selections

Use the new color overlay option in selection tools for improved visibility of selected areas. Especially useful for selections with complex shapes and transparency, the overlay helps to speed up the creation, editing, and refinement of your selection.
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Select areas based on color with brushes

Combine the power of a Magic Wand and the versatility of a Selection Brush to quickly select portions of an image based on color. Enable Color Selection for any Selection brush and select specific areas on your canvas based on a color. Then easily change colors, lighting, and textures in the selected areas.

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Experience User Requested Enhancements Experience User Requested Enhancements
Yann LeGuen

Experience User Requested Enhancements

Users will benefit from easier image placements and center alignment, improved responsiveness while using square bracket keys to resize brushes, Magic Wand, Paint Bucket and Dropper tools, remembering last used settings, and precise gradient filling tools for an unforgettable painting experience.

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Optimized painting experience!

The Brush Accelerator in Painter continues to boost performance! Most popular brush engines are now optimized to make the most of your machine. Work at lightning speed with Painter's newest Fluid Paint which runs up to 50X fast by taking advantage of both CPU and GPU!

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Feature

2023

2022

2021

2020

What's New

NEW! Fluid : Build and Sculpt brushes

NEW! Fluid : Paint and Blend brushes

NEW! Paint Opacity controls in property bar

NEW! Fluid Papers

NEW! Color Selection control for Selection brushes

NEW! Color Selection brushes

NEW! Overlay mode for selections

NEW! Overlay presets

NEW! Selection panel

NEW! Opacity Threshold for Marquee

IMPROVED! Feather Selection upto 2000px

IMPROVED! Cursors for Polygon and Lasso select tools

Acrylics

Airbrushes

Blenders

Calligraphy

Chalks

Charcoal

Cloners

Clone Tinting

Conte

Erasers

F-X

Gouache

Glazing

Image Hose

Impasto

Inks

Liquify

Markers

Oils

Oils : Bravura

Pastels

Palette Knives

Particles

Pattern Pens

Pens

Pencils

Sargent

Selection brushes

Smart Strokes

Stamps

Sponges

Sumi-e

Sumi-e : Watercolor

Texture Brushes

Thick Paint

Thick Paint Compatible

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

Brush filters

Brush favorites

Brush size library

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

Lock, Move and Convert multiple layers

Color Dodge blend mode

Color Burn blend mode

Spotlight Layer

Clear layer content with Delete

Layer blend modes

Group, Collapse Layers

Pick up underlying color

Preserve Transparency

Layer Opacity

Layer Masks

Convert layer to Thick Paint or Watercolor Layers

Lift Canvas to Watercolor or Thick Paint layer

Grayscale in Navigator

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

GPU, CPU and NEON acceleration for Fluid Paint

Enhanced Cover methods

Improved Edge Quality (circular and captured dab brushes)

Enhanced Brush smoothing

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

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 M1 support

Apple Sidecar support

Apple Pencil support

Apple Touch Bar support

Apple Trackpad two-finger gesture support

Multi-Core support

Wintab and RTS support

Windows touch support

Adobe Photoshop support (PSD)

Color Management support

2-in-1 or dual personality

64-bit Mac and Windows

Captured dab library & workflow

Patterns

Flow Maps

Gradients

Images

Looks

Nozzles

Papers

Selections

Textures

Weaves

Quick Start Guide

User Guide

Welcome Book tutorials

Help Topics

Hints

Tech Specs

Windows

  • Windows 11 or 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)
  • 3.6 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**
  • To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first.

Mac

  • macOS 12 Monterey or macOS Big Sur 11.0 with the latest updates
  • Multicore Intel with SSSE3 (or higher) or Apple M1 processor (or higher)
    • 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
    • AVX2 instruction set support or NEON (recommended)
  • Modern GPU with OpenCL (1.2 or higher) compatibility (recommended)
  • 8 GB RAM
    • 16 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
  • 2 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.

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

** Corel Painter supports pen and display tablets from Wacom, Xencelabs, Huion and other Wintab-compatible tablets.

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