Painter Essentials 8
Painting software for beginners
- Easy to use interface
- Industry-acclaimed brushes
- Incredible painting speed
- Extensive built-in learning resources
- AI-based photo painting
Digital art made simple
Interested in digital art? Enjoy all the versatility of Painter® Essentials™ 8, the fun and uncomplicated painting software for beginners that will inspire you to experiment and fall in love with digital painting.
Paint from a blank canvas using a curated collection of artist-created brushes.
Create amazing photo art using AI, Auto-Painting or Paint by hand.
Enhance your paintings with outrageously creative brush packs.
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 23 new brushes and many with enhanced smoothing for buttery strokes that react to stylus tilt and bearing.
NEW Color options
Easily narrow down the perfect painting colors by using the new harmonies and color sets. The harmonies include complementary, light monochromatic and dark monochromatic color options that dynamically create balanced color swatches from your chosen color.
NEW 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 to experience auto-painting with stunning artistic results.
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 will greatly improve ease of use.
Improve your overall Mac workflow in big ways!
NEW 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.
ENHANCED 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.
NEW Sidecar Support
Use Sidecar on macOS Catalina to use your iPad as a secondary display that mirrors your Mac desktop. The Painter Essentials UI will auto-adjust based on the resolution of your iPad.
NEW 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.
NEW Apple Artificial Intelligence
Enjoy AI Auto-Painting presets that leverage Core ML and the 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 to experience auto-painting with stunning artistic results on the Mac.
- Windows 10* (64-Bit), with the latest updates
- Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor
- 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended)
- AVX2 instruction set support (recommended)
- 4 GB RAM
- 8 GB RAM or higher (recommended)
- 1.9 GB hard disk space for application files**
- Solid-state drive (recommended)
- 1280 x 800 @ 100% (or higher) screen resolution
- 1920 x 1200 @ 150% (or higher) (recommended)
- Mouse or Wintab-compatible tablet
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, with the latest updates
- To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first