Achieve painting perfection with the most realistic and professional digital art studio. Painter® 2019 offers Natural-Media® and unlimited art materials to delight any illustrator, photographer or fine artist.
Brushes - Stroll into our digital art studio and paint with any media you choose.
These unique brushes produce visionary strokes that incorporate exciting patterns with 5 new patterns to choose from in our 2019 version. Select from the existing library or create your own.
Save tons of painting time by applying impactful adornments to concept and character artwork such as tattoos, scars, scratches, dents, trees and more.
ENHANCED Real Watercolor
Enjoy wet brushes that interact with paper texture and grain—flowing, mixing and absorbing into the paper, just like the real thing.
These Painter brush variants are so popular we have further expanded the category to include six exciting new brushes. Paint with rich brushstrokes that will enliven your canvas.
ENHANCED Thick Paint
Paint with voluminous media that lets you pile up, push around, carve into, scrape, and blend your way to realistic painted perfection.
Natural Media Library
We narrowed down all of the artist-favorite Natural-Media® emulation brushes into an easy-to-access and explore brush library. Experimenting has never been so effortless.
Physics-inspired brushes that spring, flow, glow and gravitate onto the canvas, offering an infinite number of creative possibilities.
Paint with stunning 2.5D texture brushes that extrude texture off the canvas. Choose from Texture Cover or Texture Source Blending categories.
36 NEW Brushes
Craft fresh creations using remarkable new brushes. Enjoy the new Stamps brush category along with a host of additional brushes that round out our other popular categories.
900+ Included Brushes
Enjoy the largest selection of digital art media types on the market including over 900 unique brushes comprised of Natural-Media® and Painter signature brushes.
35 Brush Categories
Painter includes a whopping collection of 35 different types of brush categories to choose from! Explore the Brush Library Manager to launch additional brush libraries.
Composition- Use a combination of amazing tools to craft the perfect composition.
Enhanced Color Selection
View color choices more clearly, pin the Temporal Color Selector for color selection where you need it, and use shortcuts to reliably sample with the eyedropper.
Divine Proportion and Layout Grid
Use guides and grids based on classical composition, creating a sense of proportion that guides the eye of the viewer across a painting.
Flow maps are textures designed to maximize the creative potential of the Real Watercolor and Particle brushes by helping direct the flow of paint.
Mirror Painting and Kaleidoscope
Easily create a symmetrical painting by allowing Painter to create a mirror image by reproducing brushstrokes on the opposite side of the canvas or multiple reflections of mirror planes.
Choose from a library of included canvas Paper textures. Adjust, import or create your own and either cover or reveal texture using a variety of media types.
Display non-printing Perspective Guides to create objects that give the impression that they are receding, or vanishing, from view.
When finalizing your painting it might help to add touches such as exhibiting paper texture, emphasizing 3D brushstrokes or applying directional lighting.
Integrate intricate surface texture into your projects by selectively painting or filling portions of the canvas. Use Texture Synthesis to automatically generate a larger texture for you.
No experience required! Open a photo, launch the Auto-Painting Panels and prep, auto-paint and restore details with ease.
You can use images, textures, and patterns as clone sources. Use the Clone Source Panel to open the clone sources, change size and shape if desired, and paint from the embedded opaque or transparent images.
Quick Clone and Clone
From the File menu choose Clone or Quick Clone to begin photo painting. Clone creates a new document with your image on canvas where Quick Clone clears the image from the canvas.
Confiduration - A user interface that puts the focus on your art.
NEW Performance Enhancements
Thanks to enhanced support for multi-core processors and CPUs that use AVX2 extensions and extensive code optimizations, this is the fastest version of Painter yet. A huge selection of brushes are noticeably faster — some as much as twice as fast. You can also take advantage of faster document rendering when zooming, panning and rotating — up to 50% faster.
NEW Dark user interface
Launch a refreshing, professional interface that makes your artwork the focus. We have meticulously transformed the main user interface elements in Painter 2019 to reveal a darker theme that allows the interface to melt away and painting to take center stage.
NEW Application icons and controls
Bring simplicity to your workspace with crisp, clean and responsive environment! Painter now features over 650 redesigned icons to make things easier on the eyes, simple to understand and more efficient to use. Also try using modifier keys to precisely select values.
NEW Drag to zoom
Use your stylus or mouse to zoom in and out of your document quickly by using the Click + Drag option. Move to the right to zoom in, and move to the left to zoom out. Hold the Shift key and drag-click to zoom into a specific area of interest. Now you have all your zooming needs in one tool!
ENHANCED Brush Ghost
Paint without any lag time with strokes that will always track underneath your Brush Ghost. You will now see a cursor while painting but you can change which icon appears during brushing. As you rotate the stylus, your Brush Ghost will rotate with you and offer real-time feedback.
ENHANCED Windows Multi-touch
Experience the intuitive way to simultaneously pan, zoom and smoothly rotate your canvas using two fingers on a Windows touch device. To reset your painting view simply double-tap with two fingers. You will greatly enjoy this natural sketching and painting experience.
Customizable User Interface
Customize brushes, media content, palettes, shortcut keys and more to set up the perfect work environment. Plus you can import content from others to complete your toolset.