Painter 2023: A Faster and More Creative Digital Painting Experience

Latest upgrade delivers accelerated workflows and new creative tools that make it easier for artists to create exceptional work

Responding to users’ top requests, Painter 2023 delivers a must-have upgrade that expands creative possibilities with new Fluid Paint technology, an improved Selections workflow, and new Color Selection control. Various user-requested improvements to key features offers professional and aspiring artists a game-changing digital art studio that makes it faster and easier for users to achieve their unique creative vision.

Painter® is a tool of choice for artists looking for the freedom to create realistic hand-painted results while working across a variety of industries, including entertainment, illustration, photography, manga and fine art.

Here’s what’s new in Painter® 2023!

Create the smoothest strokes with new Fluid Paint

Gently build up paint, blend, sculpt, glaze, add texture and reflective light easily with new Fluid Paint technology, and enjoy unmatched opacity control and smoothness in each brush stroke. Built to take advantage of layer transparency, Fluid Paint lets you build up and combine paint softly with reduced dab or stroke overlap.

New Fluid Paint technology in Painter 2023 delivers greater opacity control and makes it easy to create smooth brush strokes

Easily add and blend paint in ultra-smooth strokes to sculpt your composition with greater control and reveal more or less grain to give your art textural interest. Highly versatile and powerful, these brushes address pain points for comic, concept and storyboard artists who are trying to achieve gentle transparency build up, hyper smooth airbrushing or glazing, and help traditional artists achieve more natural blending with wet and oily textures.

A color overlay option has been added to 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 a selection. You can also customize overlays and save them as presets for particular projects. Visualize only marquee, only overlay, or both, as per your preference, plus a new cursor for Lasso and Polygonal is now easier to see and helps select precisely.

Create faster with an improved Selections workflow

Speed up 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.

You can now 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 make 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. The new Color Selection gives you complete control as you brush over areas of the same color to create a selection allowing you to easily change colors, lighting, add textures or effects to the selected area.

Enjoy more creative control with new Color Selection capabilities

Pick a Selection Brush of any shape and enable the Color Selection option on the property bar, or simply choose a pre-built Color Selection brush. Select areas on your canvas based on color, and grab more or less of an area by easily adjusting color and brightness tolerance with handy sliders.

Color selection brushes offer the ability to have both hard (aliased) or smooth (anti-aliased) edges, so you can work with artwork of different styles.

User-requested enhancements

Taking direct requests from the Painter community, Painter 2023 accelerates your workflow with a number of improvements and enhancements to many key features. Artists can enjoy 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.

xplore your creative side! Try Painter 2023 for free today and step into a world of endless possibilities with trusted, professional digital art software.

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