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The Photoshop brush plugin that powers you with strokes of genius

  • NEW Dynamic Speckle brushes
  • UPDATED 11-brush core pack
  • Powered by Painter technology
  • Extra brush packs available online and in-product
Existing customers can download the FREE ParticleShop update which includes Dynamic Speckle brush technology! Download update

ParticleShop will make any composite pop

Create stunning image enhancements with ParticleShop, a powerful Adobe® Photoshop® brush plugin powered by Painter. Experience NEW expressive Dynamic Speckle brushes and living grab-and-go Particle brushes and that are easy to use with a pressure sensitive tablet, touchscreen or mouse. Use your creativity and imagination to artistically enhance photos, designs and illustrations with strokes of genius.

Why should you try ParticleShop?

We’ve done all of the work for you! Immediately start creating with one of 11 built-in custom brushes. Whether you’re looking to add playful Dynamic Speckle flourishes or compelling Particle flare to your work, you’ll find just the brush you need to artistically enhance your imagery and exponentially increase your range of painting expertise. Plus, explore the additional brush packs that were designed to match your specific workflow needs.

Core photoshop brushes

Transformative Brush Technology Powered by Painter®

With the new inclusion of Painter’s world-renowned Dynamic Speckles, you can achieve thick pronounced strokes, luscious smears and pointillist looks that can expressively distribute color within the speckles. These new brushes represent Natural-Media® in a playful rendering. In addition, the revolutionary Particle brushes follow your every move and let you apply fluid, living strokes that spring, flow, gravitate and glow capturing real-world phenomenon in your brush tip.

Nature brush example
Intuitive User Experience

John Derry

Intuitive User Experience

Free yourself to create rather than configure. Work from a layer or an image to craft your visual masterpiece. Every adjustable control is instantly visible and understandable thanks to our intuitive UI. The best part? There is no extensive learning required to create outstanding end results.

Create With Tools You Already Own

Federico Caputo

Create With Tools You Already Own

Create with the software and hardware you currently own; nothing more to buy or add. Simply plug ParticleShop into your host application, like Photoshop, and instantly start painting with a tablet, touchscreen or mouse. This seamless approach allows you to focus on creating and generating visually brilliant results.

Infinite Expression

Leave the brush design to the experts and free up your time to create. With more productive packs at-the-ready, you can achieve mind-blowing end results that are in sync your workflow. Stay inspired and expand your creativity with an array of exciting and ever-changing brush packs in our online store.

Tech Specs

Mac and PC compatible


OS X 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 (64-bit, latest revisions)


Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7 (64-bit, latest Service Packs)


Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron (Intel Core 2 Duo or higher recommended)


2 GB (4 GB recommended)

hard drive

Up to 650 MB for application files*


1024x768 resolution (1280x800 recommended)


Mouse or tablet
Safari 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, or higher

host applications

Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS6, or CC 2014+
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® CS5, CS6, or CC 2014+
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and 14
CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6+
CorelDRAW® Technical Suite X7+
Corel® PaintShop® Pro X6+
Corel® AfterShot 3 and Corel AfterShot Pro 3**

*Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET
Framework 4.6
**In Corel AfterShot 3 and Corel AfterShot Pro 3, you need to set ParticleShop as an external editor. For information on setting ParticleShop as an external editor, see External Editor preferences in the Corel AfterShot Help.


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Particleshop written tutorials

Discovery Center

Explore written and video step-by-step tutorials which cover a variety of ParticleShop brush techniques.

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Video Tutorials

Watch these step-by-step video tutorials showing you how to use the unique brush packs.

Painter artist tutorials

Painter Artist Tutorials

Get an array of useful tips and tricks from professional Painter artists working in a variety of creative fields around the world.

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