Painting software custom-built for serious artists
Why not try the original, time-tested, digital painting software built by artists, for artists? Our virtual art studio has exceeded the creative expectations of illustrators, concept, fine, photo and manga artists for over 28 years! We know that Painter® 2020 will make you a passionate artist too.
Make a natural transition from traditional to digital
Painter 2020 offers realistic Natural-Media® and unique digital art brushes that dynamically respond to stylus movements and canvas textures, resulting in magnificently authentic brushstrokes. Best of all, there's no waiting for paint to dry, no limit to media mixing, no running out of supplies, no toxins and no mess!
An unparalleled photo art experience
Let the intuitive tools within Painter guide you through the transformation from a photo to a painted masterpiece. Rapidly paint a photo using the technology of SmartStroke™ Auto-Painting. Or grab a brush and hand paint the canvas using your photo as a clone source, while Painter magically pulls the photo colors through the bristles. Whatever your approach, the result will be momentous.
Vast amounts of brushes and customization capabilities
Unleash your creativity with 900+ brushes! Create with Painter's revered traditional media and experience proprietary Dab Stencils, Dynamic Speckles, Particles and Pattern Pens brushes, plus so much more. Bring that extra special something to your artwork. Don't stop there! You can also import brushes from other artists and create your own brush variations that produce a singular result.
Painter will keep up with every brushstroke, saving you valuable time! The Brush Accelerator™ utility scores your system and automatically applies the optimal Painter performance settings allowing GPU and CPU to ensure Painter can move at lightning speed. Benefit from the bonus functionality that tells you how to strategically upgrade your system to further improve Painter's performance.