Painter Essentials 6 Update and NEW Brush Packs!

Have you heard? We just released our first update to Painter Essentials 6! As part of our commitment to bringing you the best digital art suite for aspiring artists, we packed in all kinds of improvements and introduced compatibility with macOS Mojave (10.14)!

Get Update 1 Now

Painter Essentials 6 Update 1 has started rolling out, so keep watching for your in-app notification. Don’t want to wait? Visit our Patches & Updates page to download the latest update right now.

New Essentials Brush Packs

We’ve also released 16 new Essentials brush packs that will open a new world of creative possibilities, whatever style or media you prefer. Check out the tutorial videos below to see them in action. You can purchase these new brush packs from our store or the Get More tab on the Painter Essentials 6 welcome screen.

Not familiar with Painter Essentials yet? Let’s get you introduced.

Painter Essentials 6 is custom designed to inspire you to freely create blank canvas and photo art creations using award-winning Natural-Media brushes. As an intuitive paint program, Essentials offers a welcoming environment that will encourage you to have fun while using powerful and realistic art tools to reach your goals. Quickly and easily transform a photo into an amazing oil, pastel or impressionist work of art – or use pencils, pens or particles to paint, draw and sketch on a blank canvas.

Ready to give it a try? Get your FREE 30 day trial right now at

Bob Ross Inspired Brush Packs

Sunset Aglow Essentials (only available until March 31, 2019)

Dive deep into a world filled with happy little clouds and trees as you paint just like Bob Ross. You’ll find everything you need in this brush pack to create your own interpretation of Sunset Aglow. Endorsed by Bob Ross Inc.©

Blue Moon Essentials (only available until March 31, 2019)

Create a digital paradise with crashing waves, lazy trees and a glowing moon. This brush pack includes everything you need to paint Blue Moon, an iconic artpiece by Bob Ross. Endorsed by Bob Ross Inc.©

Shades of Grey Essentials (only available until March 31, 2019)

Recreate a masterpiece with only two colors required from your color palette! Follow along with the tutorial and you will be amazed as you watch your very own interpretation of Shades of Grey by Bob Ross come to life. Endorsed by Bob Ross Inc.©

Campfire Essentials (only available until March 31, 2019)

Watch sparks fly as you heat things up with a campfire nestled in a beautiful forest. This Bob Ross brush pack will enable to you create all the elements to bring your campfire to life. Endorsed by Bob Ross Inc.©

Multi-purpose Brush Packs

Rust and Patina

Turn any element in your artwork into an antique by painting cracks, rust and tarnish. Add years to your objects and scenes with just a few brushstrokes.

Sand and Soil

Enhance your digital paintings with incredibly realistic earth elements whether you’re painting a dusty and bumpy path in the middle of the woods or the clay as old as time at the bottom of the ocean.

Trees and Foliage

You will be amazed at how beautifully these brushes replicate Mother Nature’s greenery. Add depth and realism to your artwork as you paint expansive fields, shrubs and bushes, trees tall enough to reach the sky or weeds growing in your garden.

Splish and Splash

Have fun painting with brushes that smear, splatter and sparkle in unexpected ways! The colors will dance around your canvas adding excitement and energy to any work of art.


Replicate the wear, damage and age only time can form with the Cracked brush pack. Add natural depth and drama to objects or scenes, create an antique or vintage effect and paint realistic raw elements with ease.


Daisies, Dracaena, Lavender and Roses have never been so simple to paint. Whether your digital art style is realistic or whimsical, you can create a garden full of blossoming buds with ease and precision.


Birds of a feather flock together. The Feather brush pack is equipped with light but detailed brushstrokes designed to elevate your digital artwork to a new level. Experiment with Parrot, Peacock, Raven and Pheasant to make your canvas soar.


Enhance your digital painting with brushstrokes that emulate natural elements with distinct characteristics. Create a realistic wilderness landscape, add age and character to furniture or bring life to an old oak tree in the backyard.


Spraying, pouring, misting, flowing or splashing. This brush pack contains the essential tools to create the natural motion of a liquid in any form.

Coral Reef

Create an aquatic utopia under the sea. Showcase the beauty of seagrass, kelp and coral living together in perfect harmony.

All That Glitters

The All That Glitters brush pack is the icing on the cake! Effortlessly enhance your digital artwork with a pinch of sparkle, shimmer or highlight that not only completes your artwork, but transforms it into a masterpiece.

Slow Motion

Slow it down or speed it up with this versatile brush pack designed to add high impact to any piece of artwork. You’ll find a bunch of fun ways to make use of these multipurpose brushstrokes to achieve a variety of different looks from chaos and distortion to soft wisps and rays.

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