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.

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

Artists can choose to customize their favorite brushes to take advantage of Fluid Paint’s gentle opacity build up and paper grain display. (All Enhanced Cover brushes can take advantage of Fluid Paint)

Artists can alternately choose from 25 of the Fluid Paint brushes and paint away, no customization required!

With Fluid Paint’s ability to render paper grain beautifully, this version also ships with 15 new papers in the Paper library.

Watch this tutorial series to learn more about Fluid Paint.

Repaint, edit, and adjust faster with improved selections

Artists can enjoy a more intuitive selections workflow with enhanced visibility of selected areas, bringing critical controls forward, and improving most used Selection tools. 

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

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 improvements make Selections faster and more predictable. 

Watch this tutorial to learn more about improved selections.

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.

Watch this tutorial to learn more about Color Selection.

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.

Explore 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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