Acclaimed Natural-Media that replicates reality
Immerse yourself in an extensive selection of professional Natural-Media™ brushes. Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using authentic dry, wet, and renowned blending media. From chalks, pencils, and pastels, to Thick Paint, acrylics, palette knives, pens, watercolors, and so many more realistic brushes.
Create unforgettable art with Painter’s imaginative media, including Particles that spring, flow and glow, along with Image Hoses that spray the imagery of your choosing. Make an unforgettable mark with visionary Pattern Pens that command attention and Thick Texture brushes that extrude your selected texture and bring that extraordinary look to your art.
Intelligent photo painting
Transform favorite photos into breathtaking paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools in Painter. Clone your images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or use AI Styles and the Auto-Painting palette to rapidly paint a masterpiece for you. Produce incredible photo art with ease using the powerful SmartStroke™ brush technology that follows lines and contours from within your picture.
Incomparable composition tools
Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror painting and create beautiful mandalas using the Kaleidoscope tool. Set a flawless scene with 1-, 2- and 3-point Perspective Guides, and craft the perfect composition using the rule of thirds. Even if you aspire to paint like Da Vinci, the Divine Proportion tools will ensure your final composition is both stimulating and dynamic.
Versatile fill and color
Cover your canvas with beautiful, interactive gradients that can be express painted, or add amazing textures that bring an artistic flair to your compositions. Craft the perfect color palette using the Color wheel, color harmonies, artists’ Mixer pad, and color sets.
All-inclusive canvas control
Rotate your canvas on the fly to achieve that perfect painting angle or turn your favorite papers and textures in any direction, at any time. When painting with a drawing tablet, use brush tracking for ultimate pressure-sensitive control. Many of Painter’s brushes allow for tilt, rotation, and bearing in addition to pressure. Plus, multi-touch support makes navigating your canvas a breeze.
Enjoy a flexible workspace that can be customized for your specific needs. Use the Brush Selector and Search to find and favorite the perfect brushes or the built-in Layouts that highlight tools for specific workflows. Choose a UI color theme, import additional content from fellow artists, or customize your own and organize them in Custom Palettes to eliminate desktop clutter.
Built-in learning resources
Get all the support you need! The moment you launch Painter, the Welcome Screen will greet you with helpful new tutorials, plus guide you to more learning videos and webinars. Open the in-app Visual Tooltips to see how adjusting Painter’s brush controls will visually impact your brush selection and access Brush Hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types and brush technology.
Preserve source content with ease when transferring files between Photoshop® and Painter while working on either a Mac or PC. Paint using a pressure sensitive drawing tablet and enjoy using Sidecar with Apple Pencil Tilt on iPad, plus Apple multi-touch Trackpad, Touch Bar and Big Sur support that will greatly improve the Mac workflow.
Significant performance optimization
Run the intuitive Brush Accelerator™ to analyze your system CPU and GPU and have it automatically apply the preferred Painter performance settings with one click. Painter can easily manage large brushes and memory-intensive operations at top speed for the best possible painting experience.