Painter Essentials 8: Top Reasons to Buy - Existing customers

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NEW! Color options

Easily narrow down the perfect painting colors by using the new harmonies and color sets. The harmonies include complimentary, light monochromatic and dark monochromatic color options that dynamically create balanced color swatches from your chosen color. Frequently-used harmonies can also be locked for effortless re-selection. Refer to the new Greyscale, Flesh Tones and Pastels Color Sets to quickly display the ideal options for the painting task at hand.

NEW and ENHANCED! Painting tools

Launch the new Drawing and Painting Layout from the Welcome Screen to set up the UI with optimal tools for creating from scratch. Begin your painting by experimenting with 14 new brushes and many with enhanced smoothing for buttery strokes that react to stylus tilt and bearing. Plus, enjoy the CPU & AVX2 based speed enhancements for many of our most popular brushes.

ENHANCED! Document and layer control

Choose to create a landscape or portrait oriented document right from the New Image dialog. While working with layers the improved contextual menus, information dialogs, layer adjuster options and easy access to commands greatly improve ease of use. Use new commands to efficiently duplicate and lock the canvas, unlock all layers plus flip and constrain layer movement. Many additional layer commands are now accessible via the property bar.

ENHANCED! Artificial Intelligence

AI Auto-painting presets have added powerful new algorithms to provide richer, more natural looking results for portraits, still life and landscape type paintings from imagery. Choose from 10 new AI Styles with stunning artistic results.

NEW! Apple workflow support

Improve your overall Mac workflow in big ways! Use Sidecar on macOS 10.15 and later to mirror your Mac on an iPad and paint using the Apple Pencil with new tilt support. On MacBook Pro and iPad, you can increase efficiency with new support for the context-sensitive Touch Bar and multi-touch Trackpad on MacBook Pro.

NEW! Apple Artificial Intelligence

AI Auto-Painting presets include powerful new Apple Vision Framework technology to determine areas of focus in a photo and intelligently paint details generating natural-looking paintings with a greater sense of depth and focus. By painting with more detail in the areas of interest, and using larger more gestural strokes in the background, the results more closely resemble what a trained artist can achieve. Choose from 10 new AI Styles with stunning artistic results on the Mac

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