Painter 2022

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Professional digital art software

Create next-level results with trusted, professional digital art software. Responding to top user requests, Painter 2022 delivers a must-have upgrade with accelerated workflows and improved productivity

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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.

What's new in Painter 2022?

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

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.

Thick Paint
Add depth, texture, or movement to your art that is virtually indistinguishable from traditional media.
Experiment with paint that will flow, mix, absorb and evaporate just like the real thing.
Choose from hard variants that reveal texture to soft media that glides on to cover just when you need it.
Physics-inspired brushes spring, flow and glow as they dynamically embellish your canvas.
Some of the most beloved brushes in Painter result in luscious strokes in the spirit of John Singer Sargent.
Artfully apply the brush effects of your choice to create fantastical elements in your art.
Paint with brushes that respond to angle, bearing, and flow data from a stylus, allowing for a truly realistic brushstroke.

Painter 2022 - Compatibility

Preserve file content with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter.
Drawing tablet
Support for stylus tilt, rotation, bearing & pressure control creates the most natural painting experience.
Whether you're a Mac or PC person, we support both platforms with licensing and subscription options to suit you.

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

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

Painter 2022 - Composition

Brush controls
Modify brush size, shape, angle, flow and so much more with in-depth brush control panels
Canvas control
Pan, zoom, rotate and apply lighting and surface texture with ease
Color mixing
Use the Color Wheel, Mixer, Color Sets and Harmonies to craft the perfect color palette
Composition tools
Establish appealing compositions using Divine Proportion, Layout Grid, Perspective Guides and Mirror Painting tools
Unique content
Enhance your artwork by using Papers, Flow Maps, Patterns, Textures, Gradients, Nozzles, Looks, Weaves, Images and Selections.
Unparalleled Photo Art
Stylize any image or photo using artificial intelligence and easily transform photos into paintings with powerful auto-painting and cloning tools.

Painter 2022 - Workflow

Create custom brushes, palettes and workspace layouts plus import custom content from others
Run the enhanced Brush Accelerator, which makes the most of your computer's hardware and graphics card, to deliver the best possible painting experience with one click.
Wacom compatibility
Painter and Wacom are built to work together and take advantage of stylus pressure, tilt, bearing & rotation.

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.
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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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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