Painter 2023

Step into the world of endless possibilities with our trusted, professional digital art software.

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.

What’s new in Painter 2023?

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

Visualize better with overlay option

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.

Access to Selection controls

Accelerate your workflows with the new Selection Panel that gives you quick access to all controls while performing selection-intensive tasks. Quickly feather your selections with a handy slider in the property bar and adjust up to 2000px.

Work faster with enhanced selections

Use improved keyboard shortcuts to switch from addition or subtractive selection modes. A selection is auto-applied when creating a mask and several other enhancements will make your interactions with Selections faster and more predictable.

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.

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.

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!

Improved Selections

Paint from a blank canvas and create amazing photo art.
Create your own brushes, textures, patterns, palettes and so much more.
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.

Fluid Brushes
Create the smoothest brush strokes with unmatched opacity control.
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.
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.


Preserve file content with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter.
Drawing tablet
Support for stylus tilt, rotation, bearing, and pressure control creates the most natural painting experience.
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.

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.


Brush control
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.


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.
Tablet compatibility
Painter is built to work together with a variety of drawing tablets, and to help you take advantage of stylus pressure, tilt, bearing, and rotation.

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.
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.