Draw This with Aaron Rutten

How to Draw Icicles

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten shows you how to paint realistic-looking icicles using the Liquid Metal plug-in and various techniques in Painter.

How to Draw a Vampire

Follow along with Painter Master Aaron Rutten as he creates a vampire drawing, beginning with a sketch and then using various tools to add shading and color.

How to Draw a Tree

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to use Particle Brushes to paint a realistic tree trunk and leaves.

How to Draw a Fried Egg

This tutorial gives you step-by-step instructions for drawing a realistic-looking fried egg, from rough sketch to finishing touches.

How to Draw a Room in Perspective

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how sketch and color the interior of a room in 2 point perspective.

How to Draw a Wolf

Learn how to draw a realistic wolf, from initial sketch to final touches, in this tutorial from Painter Master Aaron Rutten.

How to Draw an Apple

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to draw a lifelike red apple with 3D form, reflections and texture.

How to Paint a Marble

Learn how to start with a simple ellipse then add bubbles, shadows and reflections to create a realistic looking glass marble.

How to Draw a Red Rose

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to paint a rose, step-by-step from initial sketch to final illustration.

How to Paint a Street Stencil

In this tutorial, Painter Master Aaron Rutten teaches you how to create your own street art stencil digitally.

How to Draw a Car

Learn how to draw a car in this tutorial by Painter Master Aaron Rutten, with helpful tips for drawing objects in perspective and using the perspective lines.

How to Draw Balloons

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you step-by-step how to draw realistic balloons with transparency and lighting effects.

How to Draw Candles

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shares his shortcuts and techniques for drawing a candle with textured melting wax and a vibrant flame.

How to Draw a Jack-o-lantern

Painter Master Aaron Rutten walks you step-by-step through the process to create a Jack-o-Lantern, from simple sketch to the finished image.

How to Draw a Caterpillar

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a cartoon caterpillar with easy-to-follow steps from Painter Master Aaron Rutten.

How to Draw a Leaf

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten demonstrates the step-by-step process of drawing a leaf – an essential skill to master before painting landscapes.

How to Draw a Seashell

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten takes you step-by-step through the process of drawing a seashell in Painter.

How to Draw a Skull

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten guides you through the steps to draw a skull in Painter, using basic face drawing techniques and mirror painting mode.

How to Draw Eyes

Painter Master Aaron Rutten will show you how to draw a realistic eye step-by-step using digital painting software and a drawing tablet.
How to Use ParticleShop

Artistic Photo Composites

Artist Caroline Julia Moore demonstrates how to use ParticleShop brushes to create a compelling digital art image from a photo.

How to Add Particle Brushstrokes to your Photos

Professional photographer Renee Robyn demonstrates how to use the ParticleShop plugin to enhance your photos.

How to Work With 16-bit Images

Professional photographer Renee Robyn shares her tips and tricks for working with 16-bit images in ParticleShop.

Automatic Layer Duplication in ParticleShop

With the ParticleShop 1.2 update you now have a quick-launch panel that will help you automatically create duplicate layers.

How to Use Non-destructive Layer Editing

Non-destructive layer editing in ParticleShop allows you to work on a duplicate copy of your image without changing the original.

Using the ParticleShop Workspace

Take a tour through the ParticleShop workspace and learn how to use the grab-and-go tools available for the amazing Particle brushes.

Exploring ParticleShop with Aaron Rutten

Painter Master Aaron Rutten gives an overview of the ParticleShop plugin followed by a short tutorial on how to use it.
Getting to Know Painter

How To Set Up Your Canvas

Learn about the various options when setting up your Painter canvas: dimensions, color background, paper type, and recommended resolution for print or web.

Why Use a Drawing Tablet with Painter?

Learn how to take advantage of the power of pressure, tilt, bearing and rotation control of Painter’s brushes for the most impressive painting results.

Reviewing the Toolbox

Do you know what’s in your toolbox? Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis reviews each of the tools in the Painter toolbox and what they can be used for.

Getting to Know Painter Brushes

Get a tour of Painter’s brush selector and learn about different media types, plus helpful features for find and saving brushes for various workflows.

Creating a Custom Palette

Speed up your Painter workflow by creating a custom palette to quickly access your most frequently used brushes, materials and even menu commands.

Working with Color

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis introduces you to the various color tools for selecting, adjusting, sampling, cloning and mixing color in Painter.

Understanding Painter Layers

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis discusses the Layers panel and how layers can be used to organize your paintings and experiment with different effects.

Property Bar and Shortcuts

Learn how to adjust the settings of each tool using the Property Bar, and get some helpful keyboard shortcuts to speed up your painting workflow.

Painting your First Photo

Learn how to paint your first photo with the tools in the Photo Art palette for cloning, auto-painting and restoring some of the photographic details.

Freehand Sketching from Reference

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up a reference image for freehand sketching in Painter, and how to use the various tools in the Reference Image panel.

Fine-tuning with Effects

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis shows you how to apply lighting and surface texture to your canvas to add that extra flair to your painting.

Understanding the Image Hose Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shows you how to create a simple nozzle for an Image Hose brush that paints with images instead of color.
What’s New in Painter

Impressionist Painting with Oil Brushes

In part 2 of the Oils series Isis Sousa will show you how to create an Impressionist still life painting using Painter’s Oil brushes.

An Overview of the Oil Brushes

This tutorial introduces you to Painter’s Oil brush categories and explores the various qualities, properties, and settings for many of the brushes.

Painter 2022 Tips and Tricks

In this recorded webinar, Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten shares his favorite tips and tricks for how to use the new Painter 2022 features and beyond.

Reviewing the Color Selection Tools

See how easy it is to create the ideal color palette with Painter’s color selections tools: the Color Wheel, Mixer Palette and color sets and harmonies.

How to Calibrate Brushes

Learn how to use the Wacom desktop center and Painter’s brush tracking utility to optimize the pressure sensitivity of your stylus for your personal touch.

Sumi-e Watercolor Painting

This tutorial will teach you about the new Sumi-e Watercolor brushes introduced in Painter 2022 with a quick sumi-e painting demonstration.

Mixing Dry Media with Watercolor

Take advantage of the new ability to mix dry media with watercolor to create stunning paintings that are not possible in the traditional world or in previous versions of Painter.

Enhanced Performance

In this tutorial, we’ll review the many performance enhancements in Painter that are designed to give you the best possible painting experience.

New Features and Enhancements in Painter 2022

Preview the new features and enhancements in Painter 2022, such as Spotlight layer, mask selection loading, color dodge and burn composite methods, and more.

New Brush Size Library

Quickly choose most used brush sizes from Painter’s new library! Easily add, reorder, delete and change size preview to accommodate your workflow.

New Brush Library Experience

Enjoy new and enhanced brushes in Painter’s streamlined library. Easily find, filter and favorite beloved brushes from within the Brush Selector.

New Watercolor Brushes and Workflow

Learn how to filter Painter’s Watercolor Compatible brushes from the Brush library and paint with dry media types on Watercolor layers to achieve mixed-media looks.

How to Customize and Use Stamp-type Brushes

Learn how to create unique marks with Painter’s new Captured dab panel that allows for rapid changes to the appearance of your favorite Stamp-type brushes.
What’s New in Painter Essentials

Webinar: Introducing Painter Essentials 8

Introducing Painter Essentials 8! Get a demo of the new brushes and color options, learn about new support for Apple users, and explore new painting presets.

Apple AI Auto-Painting in Painter Essentials 8

Mac users, get a look at the 10 new AI-based auto-painting presets that you can use to easily transform your photos into natural-looking paintings.

NEW Apple Features in Painter Essentials 8

Check out the new Apple features in Painter Essentials 8, including support for Touch Bar, multi-touch Trackpad, Sidecar and Pencil tilt.

Enhanced Document and Layer Control

New in Painter Essentials 8, you can quickly select document orientation, canvas color, and texture right from the New Image Dialog box.

AI-based Photo Painting in Painter Essentials

Learn how to use the Artificial Intelligence-based photo-painting styles in Painter Essentials to instantly transform your photos in works of art.

Color Options in Painter Essentials

Explore Painter Essentials’ new Color Sets and three new Color Harmonies that dynamically create balanced color swatches from your chosen color.

New Painting Tools in Painter Essentials 8

See the new Drawing & Painting layout in Painter Essentials 8, plus a demo of 23 new brushes across all brush categories, many with enhanced smoothing.
Portrait Painting with Aaron Rutten

Learn how to use any reference photo to paint amazing digital portraits using Painter without cloning or auto painting. Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten paints a self-portrait while describing his process so you can follow along. Impress your friends and family with the portrait painting skills you’ll learn in this easy-to-follow guide.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 1

In part 1 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to trace over a photograph to get a rough outline of the face.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 2

In part 2 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to add basic details by outlining the features and tinting to add shadows.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 3

In part 3 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to blend colors, establish contours and add highlights.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 4

In part 4 of this portrait painting series, you will learn some Painter tips to make your coloring natural and your portrait seem realistic.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 5

In part 5 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to paint hair and eyebrows, focusing on light, color and reflection.

How to Paint Portraits: Part 6

In part 6 of this portrait painting series, you will learn how to use Painter to finalize your portrait by adding fine details, highlights and texture.
Brush Pack Tutorials

How to Use the Abstract Brush Pack

Painter Master Elite Jeremy Sutton demonstrates how to use the Abstract brushes to push, pull, scratch and scribble to bring your concepts to life.

How to Use the Alcohol Ink Brush Pack

Learn how to create beautiful ink pours and spills with the fluid and transparent brushes in the Alcohol Ink brush pack for Painter.

How to Use the All That Glitters Brush Pack

Learn how to use Painter’s All That Glitters brush pack to enhance your digital artwork with a pinch of sparkle, shimmer or mystical highlights.

How to Use the Android Jones Master Brush Pack

Watch a demonstration of the dynamic brushes in the Android Jones Master Pack that are based on his unique electro-mineralism style of art.

How to Use the Animation Brush Pack

Learn how to use the dripping, glowing, and twinkling brushes to create magic on your canvas with the Animation brush pack for Painter and ParticleShop.

How to Use the Art Nouveau Brush Pack

Get a preview of the abstract Art Nouveau brushes for Painter and Painter Essentials, inspired by one of the greatest decorative painters, Gustav Klimt.

How to Use the Artisan Pastels Brush Pack

Learn how to use the Artisan Pastels brush pack for Painter to create drawings and paintings that glow with luminous color and velvety texture.

How to Use the Artisan Pens Brush Pack

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Justin Buus demonstrates how he uses Artisan Pens brush pack to build on his linework in an illustration.

How to Use the Atmosphere Brush Pack

Painter Master Aaron Rutten show you how to use the Atmosphere Brush Pack to add realistic clouds, stars, moons, and more!

How to Use the Bold Strokes Brushes

From sprinkles to grunge, lightwave to wisp. Painter Master Aaron Rutten gives a demo of the Bold Strokes brush pack.

How to Use the Bristly Brush Pack

This tutorial reviews each of the brushes in the new Bristly brush pack and how they can be used to bring various types of materials to life.

How to Use the Bubbles Brush Pack

Watch a demonstration of the effervescent brushes in the Bubbles brush pack and see how they can be used to create all kinds of unique bubbly shapes.

How to Use the Celebration Brushes

Learn how to use the glowing Celebration brushes to add rocket trails, sparklers, glow sticks, confetti and more to your photo composites and paintings.

How to Use the Cher Pendarvis Master Brush Pack

Learn how to use the wet brushes in the Cher Pendarvis Master Pack to capture the essence of Cher’s tranquil landscape painting style.

How to Use the Chunky Paint Brushes

Learn how to add just the right texture and thickness to any painting with the large, stocky, and chubby brushes in the Chunky Paint brush pack.

How to Use the Creepers Brush Pack

Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shows you how he uses the Creepers brush pack to add some details and finishing touches to a character.

How to Use the Debris Brush Pack

Find out how to add dust and fuzz, glowing organic strands, jagged lightning effects, and more to your images!

How to Use the Don Seegmiller Master Brush Pack

Learn how to use the Don Seegmiller Master Brush Pack, which includes brushes that he uses to create his diverse and amusing character illustrations.

How to Use the Dry Texture Brush Pack

See how you can roughen up your illustrations with an expressive, hard-edged graphic style using the Dry Texture brush pack for Painter.

How to Use the Fabric Brush

Learn how to use the Fabric brushes for Painter and ParticleShop to add a beautiful and realistic fluttery fabric effect to a fashion design image.

How to Use the Fabric Fantasy Brushes

Watch as professional photographer and artist Marie Otero creates a stunning image using the Fabric Fantasy brushes.

How to Use the Fantasy Brushes

Painter Master Justin Buus gives us a quick tour of his favorite brush pack for ParticleShop: the Fantasy Brush Pack!

How to Use the Fashion Illustration Brushes

Learn how to use the brushes in the Fashion Illustration pack to capture shape and form when creating fashion sketches and studies.

How to Use the Fine Art Brushes

Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker shows you some exciting ways to enhance your paintings with Fine Art brush pack.

How to Use the Fireworks Brushes

Learn how to paint and combine sparkles, explosions, flashes, wisps and more to add unique fireworks to your artwork using Painter’s Fireworks brushes.

How to Use the Fur Brush Pack

Painter Master Justin Buus shows you how to use the Fur brushes to create furry, fuzzy and flowing hair effects.

How to Use the Gestural Illustration Brushes

Learn how to use Painter’s Gestural Illustration brushes to apply expressive brushstrokes based on the subjective movement of a painter’s arm or hand.

How to Use the Grainy Brush Pack

Learn how to add expressive texture with the realistic Grainy brushes that are sensitive to your chosen paper grain.

How to Use the Graphic Impact Brush Pack

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows you how to create all manner of textures, patterns, and effects with the Graphic Impact brushes.

How to Use the Grunge Brush Pack

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shares his tips for using the Grunge brush pack for Painter and ParticleShop in composite design.

How to Use the Hair Brush Pack

In this 3-part tutorial, Painter Master Heather Michelle Chinn gives you a comprehensive look at using the Hair brush pack in ParticleShop.

How to Use the Halloween Brush Pack

Learn how to add some ghostly and ghastly effects to your artwork using the Halloween brush pack for ParticleShop and Painter.

How to Use the Impressions Brush Pack

Elite Painter Master Karen Bonaker shows you how she transforms a photo into a painting using the Impression brush pack.

How to Use the Inking Brush Pack

Learn how to use Painter’s Inking brushes to add illustrative flair and a variety of inky washed strokes that capture the spirit of your subject.

How to Use the JulieAnne Jonker Master Brush Pack

Learn how to create classic photo art masterpieces using the soft blenders and textured brushes in the JuliAnne Jonker Master Pack for Painter.

How to Use the Karen Bonaker Master Brush Pack

Learn how to use the brushes in the Karen Bonaker Master Pack to paint traditional landscape elements such as trees, grass, clouds and mountains.

How to Use the Leaves Brush Pack

Learn how to use Painter’s Leaves brush pack to replicate Mother Nature’s greenery and make your landscape paintings come alive.

How to Use the Light It Up Brush Pack

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten brings these streets to life with the Light it Up brush pack, adding lightning, lens flares, tail-light streaks, and more!

How to Use the Majestic Animals Brush Pack

This short video will introduce you to the 15 Majestic Animals brush variants and how to best use them to add wings, feathers, spots, horns and more to your animal images.

How to Use the Manga II Brush Pack

See Painter’s Manga II brushes in action! This brush pack is just what you need to back up your imagination and create simple, clean characters.

How to Use the Michelle Webb Master Brush Pack

The Michelle Webb Master Brush Pack has all the makings for creating paintings that have organic looking brushstrokes with fantasy art flair.

How to Use the Mike Thompson Master Brush Pack

Learn how to use the Mike Thompson Master Brush Pack to create entertainment art with impact and craft realistic characters with care.

How to Use the Nature Brush Pack

This short video will introduce you to the 15 Nature brush variants and how to best use them to add that natural environment touch to your work.

How to Use the Neon Lights Brushes

Get some tips from Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten on how to use the Neon Lights brushes to create glowing, twinkling, sparkling lights and lasers.

How to Use the Photo Portrait Brushes

Painter Master Helen Yancy shows how to use the photo portrait brushes to give your photos an artistic makeover.

How to Use the Pop Art Brushes

Paint your own interpretation of pop culture using Painter’s fun and bold Pop Art brushes to create color, shape, and movement.

How to Use the Rain Brushes

Learn how to use Painter’s Rain brushes to add realistic effects to your artwork, from a sprinkling of droplets and fine mist to a drenching downpour.

How to Use the Rust and Patina Brushes

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten demonstrates the Rust and Patina brush pack, by transforming a simple photo into a complex artwork in just a few minutes.

How to Use the Snow Brushes

Learn how to use Painter’s realistic Snow brushes to create a winter wonderland scene with swirling, falling and powdery white snowflakes.

How to Use the Spaced Out Brush Pack

Learn how to add shimmering auroras, swirling nebulas, fields of stars and more with the Spaced Out brushes.

How to Use the Splatter Brush Pack

Painter Master Aaron Rutten demonstrates how to use the Splatter brushes to create paint, ink and watercolor splatter effects.

How to Use the Splish and Splash Brushes

Watch a demonstration of the Splish & Splash brushes plus get helpful tips for working with Painter shortcuts from Painter Master Elite Jeremy Sutton.

How to Use the Spring Brush Pack

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten demonstrates how he uses the Spring brushes to add birds, foliage, flowers, sunbeams and rain showers to an image.

How to Use the Starry Night Brush Pack

Get a preview of Painter’s Starry Night brushes and see how they can be used to create realistic cosmos and stars, from nova bursts to shooting asteroids.

How to Use the Stipple Brush Pack

Get a preview of Painter’s Stipple brushes and see how these brushes can be used to create patterns faster and easier than using individual strokes.

How to Use the Storm Brush Pack

Here’s a quick demo showing how to use the Storm brushes for Painter and ParticleShop to create lightning, haze, wind and other stormy elements.

How to Use the Suminagashi Ink Brush Pack

Get a preview of the brushes in Painter’s Suminagashi Ink brush pack and see how you can transform you canvas into vibrant and colorful floating ink.

How to Use the Superhero Brush Pack

Painter Master Gear Duran shows you how to use the Superhero brush pack, including his favorite brushes.

How to Use the Tide Brush Pack

Learn how to create ripples, sea spray, bubbles and rushing water with the 15 watery-themed brushes in the Tide brush pack for Painter and ParticleShop.

How to Use the Translucent Brush Pack

Painter Master Elite Justin Buus demonstrates how to use the Translucent brushes to create droplets, prisms, reflections and other illuminating effects.

How to Use the Urban Brush Pack

Add a splash of excitement and a burst of boldness to your cityscape paintings, using the Urban brush pack for ParticleShop, Painter and Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Watery Brush Pack

Learn how to create everything from fluid skies to rocky beaches with colossal waves, white caps and ripples using Painter’s Watery brush pack.

How to Use the Wedding Brush Pack

Professional photographer and artist Marie Otero demonstrates how to use various brushes in the Wedding brush pack for Painter and ParticleShop.

How to Use the Wilderness Brush Pack

Learn how to create your own uncultivated terrain without having to venture outside, using the Wilderness brush pack for ParticleShop and Painter.

How to Use the Winter Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Justin Buus shows you how to use the Winter brushes to create swirling, snowy, frosty effects.
Getting Started with Painter

Setting up your Canvas

The first step in creating a new painting is setting up your canvas in Painter. Learn about the different settings available.

Choosing and Calibrating Brushes

Learn about different brush categories, options and settings, and to create custom palettes and calibrate your brushes.

Creating Lines with the Drawing Tools

There are several tools in Painter that will help you create simple line drawings before adding lighting and color.

Selecting Color

This tutorial will get you started with color selection and show you 3 different methods of color picking you can use.

Layers and Selections

This tutorial covers a couple of tools that will help to streamline your painting process – layers and selections.

Setting Preferences

Customizing your workspace is actually quite simple and will give you the optimal interface for your painting style.
Sargent Brushes Master Course

An Overview of the Sargent Brushes

This tutorial introduces you to Painter’s Sargent brush category and explores the various qualities and properties of each brush.

Simple Sketching Techniques with Sargent Brushes

In this tutorial, you will learn 3 simple sketching techniques using the Sargent brushes and how to work with the different brush mechanics of each brush.

Minimalist Realism Sketch with Sargent Brushes

Learn how to use the Minimalist Realism Sketch technique, a simple 4-step process to break down the complexity of your image into manageable parts.

Adding Complexity with Sargent Brushes

In this tutorial, you will learn how to increase the level of complexity in your sketches and bring them to life with details, lighting, edges and more.

Painting Landscapes with Sargent Brushes

This tutorial takes you through the process of painting a landscape, using the Sargent brushes to create a loose, pastel style with a touch of impressionism.

Painting Architecture with Sargent Brushes

This tutorial takes you through the process of painting architecture, using Painter’s Sargent brushes to create a loose style with textured surfaces.

Painting Portraits with Sargent Brushes

Learn about 2 different techniques for painting portraits with the Sargent brushes: an abstract, colorful style and a refined black and white style.

Exploring Brushes: Artists Sargent Brush Variants

Painter Master Karen Bonaker demonstrates how to use and customize one of her favorite brushes, the Sargent brush.

Paint a Tuscan Landscape with Sargent Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker demonstrates how to effortlessly achieve fluid, expressive brushwork effects using the Sargent brushes.
Getting Started with Painter Essentials

Getting Started with Painter Essentials

This tutorial will get you started using the simple auto-painting tools in Painter Essentials to turn your photos into paintings.

Understanding the User Interface

Join us for a tour of the enhanced user interface in Painter Essentials. See new features like a dark theme, tool highlights, new icons and more.

Introduction to Painter Media

Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller demonstrates a variety of unique brushes that glow, jitter, shatter, distort and add decorative brushstrokes.

How to Use the Color Selector

See how to use the Color Selector in Painter Essentials, including new features like circular grabbers and a split color and clone painting preview.

Painting with a Drawing Tablet

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis demonstrates the benefits of using a pressure-sensitive drawing tablet with Painter Essentials.

Sketching with Pencils

Create your first pencil sketch in Painter Essentials! Learn how to find and use various pencil media types and keep them organized in a custom palette.

Sketching with Pen and Ink

Learn how to create a simple pen and ink sketch in Painter Essentials, with tips on using various pen brushes and organizing them in a custom palette.

Digital Watercolor Sketching

Learn how to create a photo painting using pencil sketching and digital watercolors in Painter Essentials.

Applying Light and Texture to a Sketch

Learn how to enhance a simple pencil sketch by using effects in Painter Essentials such as lighting and surface texture to add drama and richness.

How to Paint with Digital Watercolor

Learn about the settings and controls for the Digital Watercolor brushes in Painter Essentials, and how to use them to paint linework.

How to Paint with Glazing Brushes

Learn how to blend colors like a master using Painter Essential’s glazing brushes that allow opacity to build up smoothly along your brushstrokes.

How to Paint with the F-X Image Hose Nozzles

This tutorial will show you how to use the Image Hose Nozzles in Painter Essentials to effectively add this exciting imagery to your artwork.

How to Paint with Dynamic Speckle Brushes

Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker shares her tips as she demonstrates each of the unique and expressive Dynamic Speckles brushes in Painter Essentials.

How to Paint with Dab Stencils and Flow Maps

Learn how to transform a photo using cloning and the extremely expressive Dab Stencils brushes and Flow map textures in Painter Essentials.
Concept Art for Beginners

Introduction to Painter for Concept Artists

Get an introduction to concept art from Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp. Learn the basics of brushes and other helpful Painter tips and tricks.

Part 2: Blocking in Shapes in Concept Art

Learn how to get started on your journey as a digital artist. This beginner’s video tutorial shows you how to block in shapes using Corel Painter.

Part 3: Establishing Form in Concept Art

Follow along with Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp in this video tutorial as he establishes form to create visual interest in his digital concept art.

Part 4: Using Color in Concept Art

In this tutorial, you’ll follow along with Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp as he sets the mood in a painting using color temperature and light.

Part 5: Adding Detail with Texture in Concept Art

Follow along with Painter Master Cliff Cramp as he shows you how to add detail to your digital art using Texture images and brushes in Painter.

Basic Painting Techniques with David Harrington

Painter Master David Harrington demonstrates some of his basic painting techniques and favorite Painter brushes in this in-depth tutorial.

Basic Drawing Techniques with David Harrington

Painter Master David Harrington offers some insight into his drawing philosophies and shares his tips for techniques and brushes that he uses for his artwork.
Painter 2021 Tutorials

Creating a Painting from a Cell Phone Image

In this 4-part tutorial series, Painter Master Elite Heather Michelle Chinn will show you step-by-step how to create a painting from a cell phone image.

How to Use Dynamic Plugins in Painter

Painter Master Don Seegmiller shows you a fun way to create intricate metallic jewelry, using the Liquid Metal and Bevel World dynamic plugins.

How to Create a Water Reflection

Painter Master Don Seegmiller demonstrates how to use a Paper Texture and the Glass Distortion effect to create a realistic water reflection.

Using the Growth Effect to Create Foliage

Here is a quick and easy way to add some interesting foliage to your Painter artwork, using the Growth effect and a custom Image Hose brush.

Collage Artwork Together with Clone Tinting

Learn how to create a brand-new work of art from two existing paintings using Painter’s Clone Tinting to clone elements from one to another.

Clone Tinting a Landscape

Watch and learn as Painter Master Skip Allen takes one of his existing ink wash paintings and uses Clone Tinting to add exciting color to the landscape.

Imitating Alla Prima Technique using Thick Paint

Professional artist Magdalena Proszowska demonstrates her process for creating a traditional oil paint still life using Painter’s Thick Paint brushes.

Create Textured Landscapes with Thick Paint

Painter Master Elite Skip Allen shows you how you can elevate your watercolor paintings by adding accents with Thick Paint, clone tinting and textures.

Painting Summer Roses with Thick Paint

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to use Painter’s Thick Paint brushes to recreate the still life painting Summer Roses.

Using AI Styles for Underpaintings

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker will show you how to use AI styles to quickly build a lovely base for your paintings.

Using AI Styles for Portrait Collaging

Follow along with Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker and learn how to combine multiple AI styles, imagery and brush work into a portrait collage.

Creating an AI Stylized Illustration

Learn how to apply AI styles, color using selections and work with other unique Painter tools to transform a black and white illustration.

Creating an AI Stylized Portrait

Learn how to use Painter’s AI styles to transform a portrait into a painted work of art, then blend away photographic details and add painterly accents.

How to Use Brush Tracking

When using a drawing tablet and stylus, you can use brush tracking to adjust Painter to make the brushes more responsive to your touch.

Enhanced New Image Setup

Learn how to set up the perfect canvas by choosing the layer type, color profile, and other options in the enhanced New Image dialog in Painter 2021.

New Layer Enhancements

See how to paint on any layer type right from the New Image dialog plus take advantage of many other user-requested layer improvements in Painter 2021.

Exploring the Thick Paint Workflow

Join us as we explore the Thick Paint workflow, redesigned property bar, and the Thick Paint-compatible brush category introduced in Painter 2021.

Introduction to Clone Tinting

This tutorial provides an overview of the new clone tinting feature in Painter 2021 and shows the basics of mixing colors with a clone source.

Getting Started with AI Styles

This tutorial will introduce you to the AI styles in Painter. See how easy it is to transform your images into stylized paintings.
Photo Art with Painter Essentials

Getting Started with Auto-Painting

This video walks through the photo art tools in Painter Essentials 8 so that you understand how to get started with auto-painting and paint by hand workflows.

Auto-painting Presets

Learn how to combine multiple Artificial Intelligence auto-painting styles and effects to create an impressive work of art in Painter Essentials.

AI-based Photo Painting in Painter Essentials

Learn how to use the Artificial Intelligence-based photo-painting styles in Painter Essentials to instantly transform your photos in works of art.

Clone Painting

Learn how to refine and personalize your auto-painting results in Painter Essentials by adding in hand-painted brushstrokes, textures and blending.

Tracing a Sketch

Painter Master Elite Collin Chan shows you how to remove background elements, auto-paint and add hand-painted strokes to your Painter Essentials art.

Understanding Auto-Painting and Touch-up

Learn how to use AI Auto-Painting presets in Painter Essentials to create a work of art from a photo, then use the touch-up tools to fine tune.

Adding Hand-painted Details to an Auto-painting

This tutorial will teach you the difference between cloning color and painting with a selected color when adding hand-painted details to an auto-painting.
Fine Art for Beginners

Reference Image and Canvas Setup

In this video you will learn how to choose an optimal reference image and how to set up your Painter canvas for painting.

Experimenting with Brush and Paper

See how different brushes and paper textures interact with each other, and learn how to tweak your brush settings.

Creating a Value Map

Creating a value map is an important step in the painting process, to help ensure that your colors will look right.

Creating a Painting

In this tutorial you will learn the basic steps in creating a painting, using your reference image and value map.

Adding Final Touches

Painter Master Elite Melissa Gallo adds the final touches to a landscape painting, using the Sargent brush.
Painter Webinars

Webinar: Paint an Enchanted Forest

Painter Master Don Seegmiller gives an in-depth demonstration of his various techniques for painting a forest scene.

Ink and You 2

See how Painter Master Justin Buus starts with a simple ink splash and goes on to create refined artwork from it.

Digital Art with a Touch of Grunge

Artist Caroline Julia Moore demonstrates her techniques for creating stunning image enhancements and transforming photos into ethereal masterpieces with ParticleShop brushes.

Landscape in Mixed Media

Painter Master Elite Skip Allen showcases his Painter 2019 custom layout, and how he uses watercolor and thick paint to create a mixed media landscape.

Photo-painting Secrets

In this webinar, Painter Master Elite Karen Sperling shares her secrets for getting started with photo painting, art theory, and how to paint backgrounds.

Creating a Realistic Pencil Portrait

In this beginner Painter webinar, artist Mohamed Taa’eb shows you how to use a photo reference as inspiration to create a pencil portrait illustration.

Creating a Fantasy Illustration

You’ll learn many valuable tips from Painter Master Elite Doug Sirois, as he demonstrates in detail his process for creating a fantasy illustration.

Gentle Elegant Portrait Painting

In this webinar, Painter Master Elite Marilyn Sholin demonstrates her techniques for painting soft and gentle portraits and creating backgrounds.

Webinar – Forensic Art

In this Painter webinar you’ll witness the real-life forensic art of reconstructing a face from a skull, demonstrated by top forensic artist Natalie Murry.

Painting Realistic Skin and Hair

In this webinar, artist Isis Sousa shares her secrets of the important fundamentals for painting realistic skin and hair – from color to texture.

Webinar: Painting Creatures with Captivating Texture

In this webinar, Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller teaches you how to combine Painter’s textures with brushwork to create a captivating creature portrait.

Luminous Pastels

Learn how to achieve rich, natural media pastel effects, luminous color and textures by using painting techniques such as blending and scumbling.

Paint Like Bob Ross using Painter

Follow along with Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker and learn how to paint a magical landscape painting in the style of Bob Ross using Corel Painter.

How to Paint Fur

In this webinar, Painter Master Elite Heather Michelle Chinn shares her everyday hacks for painting fur and creating animal art from photos.

Painting Celebrity Portraits

Elite Painter Master Collin Chan shares some of his fundamental techniques for painting celebrity portraits using Painter 2020 stock brushes.

Painting a Halloween Image

Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shares his time-saving tips using some lesser known features of Painter to create a Halloween-themed image.

Creating Quick Caricatures with Painter

Digital artist Rhoda Draws shares her Painter caricature techniques, including time-saving custom palettes and tips for working at live events.

Creating a Movie Poster

In this webinar, Painter Master Michelle Web guides you through the process of creating a promotional movie poster from concept to finished design.

Creating Mimetic Art

See how life imitates art! In this webinar recording, Painter Master Brian Pollett shares his techniques for creating mimetic art using patterns and symbolism.

Creating Packaging Artwork for Toy Makers

In this webinar, illustrator Mike Thompson demonstrates how to paint the Venompool character working with a flattened ZBrush sculpt in Painter.

Painting an Evening Cityscape

Get time-saving tips for creating buildings and working with Painter’s FX brushes as artist Davey Baker demonstrates how to paint an evening cityscape.

Painting Glorious Landscapes

In this webinar, Painter Master Aaron Rutten presents a landscape painting demonstration using the new Thick Paint Compatible brushes in Painter 2021.

Painting Dracula, the Prince of Darkness

Watch this recorded webinar to learn how to paint a portrait of Dracula, complete with a twilight environment and other elements to set the mood.

Painting an Autumn-inspired Character

In this recorded webinar, Painter Master Isis Sousa will walk you through the process of painting an Autumn-inspired fantasy character using Painter.

Painting Winter Fantasy Fine Art

Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker demonstrates various techniques to add texture to your paintings in this 1-hour Winter Fantasy fine art session.

Creating Illustrations for Board Games

In this webinar, Painter Master Magdalena Proszowska demonstrates how she uses Painter to create fantasy illustrations for a board game collaboration.

Painting Stylized Portraits

In this webinar on demand, illustrator Isabelle Staub demonstrates her favorite Painter features and preferred brushes for painting stylized portraits.

Creating Wildlife Portraits from Photographs

In this webinar recording, artist Rachel Gray demonstrates how she uses Painter to create amazing wildlife portraits based on her own photographs.

Painting Portraits from Scratch

In this recorded webinar, Painter Master Elite Collin Chan teaches fundamental painting techniques for creating fine art portraits from scratch.

Creating Magical Fantasy Art

In this recorded webinar, Painter Master Davey Baker takes you step-by-step through the process of making creating magical fantasy art.

Webinar: You and Ink with Justin Buus

In this webinar, Painter Master Justin Buus shows his creative process and how to express your own personal style.
Character Illustration with Painter Essentials

Creating your First Character Illustration in Painter Essentials

Learn how to create your first character illustration in Painter Essentials! This 3-part series will show you how to work from sketch to finishing details.

Painting a 19th Century Character

Get a glimpse into the painting process and favorite tools of illustrator Pavel Goloviy as he paints a 19th century character in Painter Essentials.

Painting a Character Portrait

Watch as illustrator Pavel Goloviy reveals his process for painting a character portrait of The Mistress of Copperhead Mountain in Painter Essentials.

Painting Hair

Get some helpful tips on how to paint hair in Painter Essentials, starting with a sketch, then adding color and highlights, and fine details to finish.

Painting Realistic Lips

Learn how to streamline the painting process and create realistic lips in this tutorial with concept artist Magdalena Proszowska.

Painting Realistic Eyes

Concept artist Magdalena Proszowska provides a demonstration and useful tips for painting realistic eyes and eyebrows in Painter Essentials.

Painting a Full Character

Get a glimpse into the creative process behind the development of Magdalena Proszowska’s beautiful artwork for Painter Essentials.

Shading and Rendering a Character

Freelance illustrator Brandon A. McDonald provides more detail around shading and rendering a caterpillar character.

Sketching and Shading an Illustration

Watch as concept artist Brandon A. McDonald creates a character illustration from a blank canvas, with many helpful tips along the way.

Mirror Painting a Character

Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shows you how to paint with the time-saving Mirror tool in Painter Essentials.
Illustration for Beginners

Illustration Tips for Beginners

Award-winning artist Justin Buus shares his top tips and techniques for harnessing the illustrative power of Painter to create his whimsical artwork.

Using Pencil and Eraser to Sketch

See how Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller begins his character and creature illustrations by creating a simple sketch with pencil and eraser brushes.

Using Distortion to Create Variation

Learn how to create variations of a simple sketch by using the Distorto brush to pinch, stretch, push and pull your brush stokes around on the canvas.

Adding Color to Illustrations

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller shows you how to work with acrylic brushes and adjust layer settings to add color to an illustration.

Adding Texture to Illustrations

This tutorial demonstrates how you can add texture to your illustrations by using various brushes combined with paper textures and layer blend modes.

Adding Value to Illustrations

Learn all about adding value to illustrations, by using the airbrush to create depth and contrast plus an easy masking tip to clean up the edges.
Working with Paper Textures

Biology and Organic

Painter Master Elite Brian Pollett demonstrates how he uses the Biology and Organic paper textures to create a psychedelic painting.

Textured Gesso and Watercolor

Learn how to use paper textures, based on scans of traditional gesso and watercolor media, to add more interest to your paintings and illustrations.

Using the Grunge Paper Textures

Learn how to toughen up your digital art with this diverse texture pack that allows you to add just the right touch to make your art pop.

Using the Woven Paper Textures

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis demonstrates a selection of paper textures in the Woven texture pack on a abstract painting.

Using the Rough Paper Textures

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis demonstrates how to use the Rough paper textures to subtly enhance elements in a landscape painting.

Using the Sci-fi Paper Textures

In this tutorial, concept artist Davey Baker demonstrates how he uses a few paper textures from the Sci-fi texture pack to bring life to his characters.

Creating your own Paper Textures

By Don Seegmiller In the fifth tutorial in this Getting Started course for illustrators, Painter Master and professional illustrator Don Seegmiller will give you an introduction to Painter X3, and how to best use it to create your masterpieces! In this tutorial, you will learn how to: Open up the Make Paper tool. Make custom adjustments.…

Brushes that Interact with Paper Textures

By Don Seegmiller In the fourth tutorial in this Getting Started course for illustrators, Painter Master and professional illustrator Don Seegmiller will give you an introduction to Painter X3, and how to best use it to create your masterpieces! In this tutorial, you will learn how to: Pick the right brush variant for the canvas grain.…

Introduction to Paper Textures

Learn how to use the Paper Panel, how to apply paper textures to the canvas and layers, and how to adjust your brush strokes for the texture.
Landscape and Still Life Painting with Painter Essentials

Painting a Seascape in Painter Essentials

Here are some helpful tips from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker to introduce you to key tools and get you started on a seascape painting in Painter Essentials.

Freehand Pencil Sketch

Paint a grainy pencil sketch from scratch with the Simple Water brush in Painter Essentials and tips from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker.

Paint a Landscape with Wet Natural-Media

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis reviews the Acrylics and Oils brushes and demonstrates how they were used to create the Cloudscape Study painting.

Paint a Landscape with Dry Natural-Media

Get to work with Pencils, Chalks and Pastels as Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis demonstrates some Dry media tools in Painter Essentials.

How to Add Finishing Touches to a Landscape Painting

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp uses some of his favorite Painter Essentials brushes to add finishing touches to the landscape.

How to Add Texture to a Landscape Painting

Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp demonstrates how to add texture to a landscape painting in Painter Essentials using brushes and texture imagery.

How to Establish Color and Temperature in a Landscape Painting

Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp shows you how to establish the temperature of light and shadow in the composition in your Painter Essentials landscapes.

Landscape Composition and Focal Point

Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp shows you how to set the composition and create a strong focal point to begin your landscape in Painter Essentials.

Cliff Cramp’s Favorite Landscape Tools

Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp shares his favorite Painter Essentials brushes and how he uses each of them when creating a landscape painting.

Adding Detail to a Landscape Painting

Learn how to complete your landscape painting in Painter Essentials by adding the light and dark values, and details to the background and foreground.

Blocking in Color in a Landscape Painting

Learn how to create an ideal color palette and lay down the general color composition and color harmony for a landscape painting in Painter Essentials.

Sketching from a Photo in Painter Essentials

Get some tips from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker on how to use tracing paper to create a freehand sketch from a photo in Painter Essentials.
Photo Art for Beginners

Introduction to Painter for Photo Artists

Get an introduction to Painter’s photo art tools such AI, Auto-painting, and cloning and see how they can be used to convert your photos into paintings.

Part 1: Introduction to Photo Art

In this tutorial, Painter Master Helen Yancy shows you how to get started using Painter to create photo art.

Part 2: Introduction to Cloning

The first step in creating photo art is cloning, and in this tutorial you will learn how to clone your original image.

Part 3: Basic Photo Painting

Learn the basics you need to get started creating photo art – brush settings, custom palettes, color and layers.

Part 4: Painting Faces and Hands

See how to change your brush settings so that your brush acts as a blender to bring in details of faces and hands.

Part 5: Adding Finishing Touches

Here’s how to add the finishing touches to your painting by bringing in highlights and colors from your original photo.
Digital Forensic Art Techniques

Drawing Faces for Beginners

Forensic artist Natalie Murry shows you how to import mugshots or other photos into Painter and draw directly on top of them to hone your skills.

Portraying Ancestry in Forensic Art

In this tutorial, forensic artist Natalie Murry teaches you how to accurately portray a subject’s ancestry when creating a composite sketch.

Creating a Composite Sketch

Learn how to use reference images of individual features from different mugshots and knit them together into a cohesive and believable face.

Drawing Muscles and Aging a Face

This tutorial offers insight into how facial muscles work and change during the aging process, and how to portray this in your forensic art.

Webinar – Forensic Art

In this Painter webinar you’ll witness the real-life forensic art of reconstructing a face from a skull, demonstrated by top forensic artist Natalie Murry.
Creating a Concept Landscape

Setting up your Interface and Tablet

Follow along with Painter Artist Davey Baker as he introduces you to using Painter Essentials with your Wacom Tablet to create a concept landscape.

Creating the Basic Structure

Lean how to get started on a concept landscape painting by setting your canvas color and creating the structure for the clouds, mountain and river.

Adding Color to the Landscape

Painter Artist Davey Baker shows you how to choose complementary colors for your concept landscape and the best ways to add them to your canvas.

Adding Light Accents to the Landscape

Give your landscape depth by adding natural light accents to highlight the hills and river, and make the landscape sparkle for additional interest.

Working on the Details of the Landscape

Learn how to complete your landscape by blending the fine details and adding extra touches like vibrant foliate, sparkling snow and floating clouds.
Paint Like Bob Ross

Setting Up Your Color Palette to Paint Bob Ross’ Mystic Mountain

Learn the basics of working with a Painter color set and mixing up sample colors for the variety of elements in the Mystic Mountain scene.

Painting Happy Little Clouds

See how to use the Sky and Blender brushes from the Mystic Mountain pack to paint a billowing cloud and then gently blend into the sky.

Painting Happy Evergreen Trees

You won’t believe how easy it is to paint a happy evergreen tree using the Foliage and Trees brush from the Mystic Mountain brush pack.

Painting Graceful Waterfall

Fill the canvas with color, lay down ethereal light, craft frosted foliage, create rock formations and plunging, misty water to complete your masterpiece.

Painting Winter Splendor

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker guides you step-by-step through the creation of another Bob Ross masterpiece, Winter Splendor.

Painting Mystic Mountain

Ease into using Painter and the Bob Ross approved Mystic Mountain brush pack and become absolutely addicted to digital art.

Painting Blue Moon

Create a digital art paradise with crashing waves, lazy trees and a glowing moon, following step-by-step instructions for painting Bob Ross’ Blue Moon.

Painting Campfire

Learn how to create your own interpretation of Campfire by Bob Ross, with step-by-step instructions from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker.

Painting Shades of Grey

Learn how to paint your own version of Shades of Grey by Bob Ross, with step-by-step instructions from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker.

Painting Sunset Aglow

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker guides you step-by-step through the creation of another Bob Ross masterpiece, Sunset Aglow.
Sculpting and Painting Workflow

Meet Mike Thompson

Get to know more about what makes Mike tick and how he is constantly trying to defeat the natural predator – the blank sheet!

Create the Perfect Sculpt and Painting Base

See how Mike uses ZBrush to pose, structure and light his character, then brings it in to Painter to get started.

Turn the Sculpt into a Painting

See how Mike uses Painter to turn his sculpt into an illustration by painting details to make the illustration look more realistic.

Adding Fine Detail

The final step in Mike’s sculpting and painting workflow is to add extra details, such as wrinkles and seams in the clothing.
How to Use the Essentials Brush Packs

How to Use the Alcohol Ink Essentials Brushes

Learn how to create beautiful ink pours and spills with the fluid and transparent brushes in the Alcohol Ink brush pack for Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Animation Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the dripping, glowing, and twinkling brushes to create magic on your canvas with the Animation Essentials pack for Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Aquatic Essentials Brushes

Learn how to paint an underwater seascape or seaside oasis with the Aquatic Essentials brushes and tips from Painter Master Elite Jeremy Sutton.

How to Use the Art Nouveau Brush Pack

Get a preview of the abstract Art Nouveau brushes for Painter and Painter Essentials, inspired by one of the greatest decorative painters, Gustav Klimt.

How to Use the Blend Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the 10 rough, smooth or furry Blend brushes for Painter Essentials to smear, pinch, pull or push your way towards painted perfection.

How to Use the Blue Moon Essentials Brushes

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to use the Blue Moon Essentials brushes to paint a Bob Ross beach scene in Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Bristly Essentials Brushes

See how to use the Bristly Essentials brushes to bring shag carpet, fibers, steel wool and other materials to life in your Painter Essentials art.

How to Use the Bubbles Essentials Brushes

Get a preview of the effervescent brushes in the Bubbles brush pack for Painter Essentials and see how they can be used to create unique bubbly shapes.

How to Use the Campfire Essentials Brushes

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to use the Campfire Essentials brushes to paint a Bob Ross forest scene in Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Celebration Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the Celebration Essentials brushes to add rocket trails, sparklers, glow sticks, confetti and more to your Painter Essentials artwork.

How to Use the Combustion Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the smokin’ hot Combustion Essentials brushes to add a range of fiery effects like scorching flames, billowing clouds or wispy smoke to your images.

How to Use the Coral Reef Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the Coral Reef brush pack for Painter Essentials to add organic shape and vibrant color to your underwater seascape paintings.

How to Use the Dry Texture Essentials Brushes

See how you can roughen up your illustrations with an expressive, hard-edged graphic style using the Dry Texture brush pack for Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Fantasy Essentials Brushes

Get a preview of the 10 Fantasy brushes for Painter Essentials that make adding magic, mythical and angelic effects to your images easier than ever.

How to Use the Fireworks Essentials Brushes

With the Fireworks Essentials brushes you can paint and combine explosions, wisps, light trails and more to add unique fireworks to your artwork.

How to Use the Floral Essentials Brushes

Learn how to paint a garden full of blossoming buds with the Floral Essentials brushes. Daisies, Lavender and Roses have never been so simple to paint!

How to Use the Inking Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the Inking Essentials brushes to add illustrative flair and a variety of inky washed strokes to your Painter Essentials artwork.

How to Use the Leaves Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the Leaves Essentials brushes for Painter Essentials to replicate Mother Nature’s greenery and make your landscape paintings come alive.

How to Use the Pop Art Essentials Brushes

Paint your own interpretation of pop culture using the fun and bold Pop Art brushes to add color, shape, and movement to your Painter Essentials artwork.

Rain Essentials Brush Pack

Learn how to use the Rain Essentials brushes to add sprinkling showers, drenching downpours and other realistic rain effects to your artwork.

How to Use the Sunset Aglow Essentials Brushes

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to use the Sunset Aglow Essentials brushes to paint a Bob Ross landscape in Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Secret Garden Essentials Brush Pack

Let a land of mystical wonders unfurl from your brush with all new brushes from the Secret Garden Essentials pack for Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Shades of Grey Essentials Brushes

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to use the Shades of Grey Essentials brushes to paint a Bob Ross winter wonderland in Painter Essentials.

Snow Essentials

Learn how to use the realistic Snow Essentials brushes to create a winter wonderland scene with swirling, falling and powdery white snowflakes.

How to Use the Stipple Essentials Brushes

This video reviews the Stipple brushes for Painter Essentials and shows how these time-saving brushes can be used to create dotted and lined patterns.

How to Use the Storm Essentials Brushes

Watch a quick demo of how the Storm Essentials brush pack can be used to add different types of weather and atmospheric elements to your images.

How to Use the Suminagashi Ink Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the dripping, glowing, and twinkling brushes to create magic on your canvas with the Animation Essentials pack for Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Translucent Essentials Brushes

Learn how to use the Translucent Essentials brushes to create droplets, prisms, reflections and other illuminating effects in Painter Essentials.

How to use the Trees and Foliage Essentials Brushes

Let natural greenery bloom across your canvas in subtle, realistic waves using the Trees and Foliage brushes for Painter Essentials.

How to Use the Watery Essentials Brushes

Learn how to create everything from fluid skies to rocky beaches with waves, ripples, and spray using the Watery brushes for Painter Essentials.
Painter 2020 Tutorials

Painting a Dreamy Seascape

Follow Cliff Cramp’s step-by-step tutorial and learn how to achieve professional fine art results when painting a digital seascape in Painter.

Preparing your Paintings for Professional Printing

Learn the top tips for setting up your Painter canvas, working with texture and finishing paintings for the purpose of professional printing.

Painting with a Wacom Art Pen

The Wacom Art Pen allows for full barrel rotation on many Painter brushes, producing stunningly realistic brushstrokes with just a turn of the stylus.

How to Use Painter Color Harmonies

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to streamline your color selection process in Painter using color harmony options that can also be saved as color sets.

Painting a Landscape with Watercolor Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Skip Allen demonstrates how to use Painter’s watercolor brushes to craft a beautiful landscape painting.

Enhanced Layer Workflow

Learn how to use the layer enhancements in Painter 2020 to access commands right from the panel and avoid accidentally painting on hidden layers.

Painting with Fast Brushes

Check out the Fast brush categories with 26 refined brushes that were built to push the boundaries of Painter’s performance optimizations.

Advanced Brush and Tool Controls

Grab your previous brush with just a click or a shortcut from a custom palette, and paint with the eraser, dodge, burn and clone tools without any lag time.

Color Selection Features

Painter 2020 makes color selection a breeze, with 6 new color harmonies and a new Temporal Color Wheel menu with left-handed mode and other options.

New Interface Advancements

Learn how to use Painter 2020’s revamped property bars, flyouts and palettes for brushes and tools to put the most important controls at your fingertips.

How to Use the Brush Accelerator

See how Painter’s new Brush Accelerator™ scores your system and applies the optimal Painter performance settings to ensure Painter is lightning fast.
Learning Painter

Overview of the Painter Interface

Transitioning from Painter Essentials up to Painter? In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis introduces you to the interface and key tools.

Managing Panels and Palettes

Learn how to organize and personalize the user interface by creating your own panels and palettes – your painting experience will flow much better!

Customizing the User Interface

Learn how to set up and save a custom layout so that the panels, palettes, brushes and commands you use most are always right at your fingertips.

Creating a Custom Brush

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis shares her tips for making modifications and adjustments to a default brush to create your own custom brush.

Enhanced Cloning Options

Get to know the clone painting tools in the Photo Art layout, along with tips about clone sources, underpainting, tracing, Quick Clone feature and more.

Exploring Dynamic Speckle Brushes

In this tutorial you will be introduced to the Dynamic Speckles brush category and get an explanation of the various brush strokes, controls and settings.

Introduction to Texture Brushes

Get an introduction to the texture brushes in Painter. These exciting brushes allow you to apply the texture from a source image onto your painting.
Painter 2019 Tutorials

How to Use Pattern Pens

Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller explores the new Pattern Pens and patterns in Painter 2019, that will spice up your canvas with graphic visionary strokes.

Natural Media Brush Library Benefits

Get to know some of the brush variants in the Natural Media brush library, and how Painter Master Elite Justin Buus uses them to keep a traditional mindset.

Screen Glazing: Painting with Light

This video showcases the power of the Screen Merge Mode using the Soft Screen and Clouds Screen Glazing brushes first introduced in Painter 2019.

Street-Art Style Airbrushing with Stencils

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten uses Painter airbrushes to create a street-art style stencil illustration on top of a photographic background.

Painting with the Real Wet Oil Brushes

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis introduces you to the Soft Round and Hard Round brushes, 2 of the Real Wet Oil brushes available in Painter 2019 and up.

Adding Colored Washes with Real Watercolor Brushes

Learn about the Real Watercolor brushes from Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis, and how they can be used to add color to a pen and ink sketch.

Painting with Grainy Thick Paint

Painter Master Elite Skip Allen provides an in-depth look at 2 of Painter’s Thick Paint brushes: Grainy Thick and Wet, and Grainy Smooth Blender.

Landscape Painting with 3 Dab Stencil Brushes

Painter Master Elite Skip Allen paints a landscape to demonstrate Dab Stencil brushes, with helpful tips on layers, papers, flow maps and textures.

Loose and Expressive Thick Paint

Get a tour of the Thick Paint brushes in Painter 2019 and some tips from Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker as she uses them to create a painting.
Creating a Painting with Aaron Blaise

Part 1: Rough Drawing

In this tutorial, professional artist Aaron Blaise shows you how to create a rough drawing, the first step in creating a work of art using an Intuos tablet and Painter Essentials.

Create a Painting Part 2: Refining a Drawing

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise takes a rough sketch and refines it into a clean drawing that will serve as the basis for a digital painting.

Create a Painting Part 3: Roughing in Color

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise shows you how to add local color to a drawing. Local color is the color of an object without any shadows or highlights.

Create a Painting Part 4: Creating Shadows and Highlights

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise takes a simple color image and adds shadows and highlights. This stage is essential for giving your painting a realistic quality.

Create a Painting Part 5: Adding Finishing Details

In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise adds the finishing details to a digital painting of a zebra. He makes the painting come together by removing edges, adding details, and increasing contrasts.
Painter 2018 Tutorials

Creating Characters in Painter 2018

Concept artist Magdalena Proszowska gives you an in-depth look at the tools and techniques she uses to create captivating characters.

Exploring the Drip and Liquid Brushes

Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis reviews the Drip and Liquid brushes and what the new enhancements mean to your workflow.

How to Make Thick Paint Runny

Painter Master Elite Skip Allen shares his tips for working with layers and brush settings to make thick paint run on canvas.

Understanding the Thick Paint Media Panel

In this tutorial, you will learn how each section and adjustment option in the Thick Paint media panel will impact your paint strokes.

Understanding the Thick Paint Brush Panel

Explore the Thick Paint brush panel with Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis, and learn how the different settings and options will affect your paint strokes.

Making a Custom Selection Brush

In this tutorial, Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis shows you how to create a custom selection brush from sections of your artwork.

Random Grain Rotation

When you enable random grain rotation, Painter will slightly rotate the grain in each stroke, creating a more natural and organic look to your work.

How to Fill with Texture

See how easy it is to fill with a texture – just choose a selection brush, create a selection on your image and select a texture to fill it with.

Clone Painting with the Wet Oily and Rough Palette Knife Cloners

See how Painter Master Aaron Rutten uses the new Wet Oily and Rough Palette Knife cloner brushes to create a clone painting.

Enhancing Illustrations with Thick Paint

In this tutorial, Painter Master Justin Buus demonstrates how he uses Thick Paint to enhance an illustration sketch.

New Selection Brushes

In this tutorial, Painter Master Don Seegmiller demonstrates several of the new Selection brushes in Painter 2018.

Drip and Liquid Technologies

Painter Master Aaron Rutton shows off 3 new blenders: Fractured Blender, Stencil Oily Blender and Speckle Diffuse Blender.

Thick Texture Brushes

Painter Master Don Seegmiller demonstrates the new Thick Texture brushes using cover and source blending.

Texture Synthesis

In this tutorial, Painter Master Justin Buus shows you how to use the new Texture Synthesis feature in Painter 2018.

New Cloning Capabilities

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis explores the new Painter 2018 photo art features that allow you to clone using textures.

Thick Paint Media

In this tutorial, Painter Master Cher Pendarvis introduces you to the exciting new Thick Paint media in Painter 2018.
Painter 2017 Tutorials

Painter Content Creation

Watch this step-by-step demo from Painter Master David Harrington and learn his tips and tricks for creating content art.

Enhanced Dropper Tool

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis demonstrates how to use the enhanced dropper tool to sample more than just one pixel.

Enhanced Property Bar featuring Cher Pendarvis

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis shows you how the enhanced property bars put important brush controls right at your fingertips.

Fine Art Layout and Workflow

Painter Master Karen Bonaker gives you a tour of the new Fine Art palette layout and workflow in Painter 2017.

Photo Art Layout and Workflow

See how to use the new Photo Art workspace to quickly add natural and creative touches to your photo art projects

Manga Layout and Workflow

Watch as Painter Master Hector Lujan creates a fantastic new sketch to help show off the new Manga Workspace in speed painting style!

Entertainment Illustration Layout and Workflow

Painter Master Mike Thompson shows you how to use the new interface features in Painter 2017 for entertainment illustrations.

Character Concept Art Layout and Workflow

Let Painter Master Borislav Mitkov show you his workflow, moving from concept to sketch to full colour.

Texture, Dab Stencils and Glazing for Concept Art

Painter Master Justin Buus uses the Texture, Dab Stencil, and Glazing brushes to add creative detail and background effects.

Texture Painting and Dab Stencils for Character Illustrators

Painter Master Don Seegmiller gives you a demo of the texture painting and dab stencils for creating character illustrations.

Interactive Gradients in Painter 2017

Learn how to use the new Interactive Gradient tool in Painter 2017 to create 3-dimensional shading on an image.

Comic Art Creation Tips

Painter Master Jason Maranto shows how to use the new glaze brushes to easily create comic style color and lighting effects.

Glazing for Fine Artists

Let Painter Master Cher Pendarvis show you how to use the new Glazing brushes in Painter 2017 for fine art projects.

Dab Stencils for Fine Artists

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis shows us how to use Dab Stencils to add fine details plus light and texture effects.

Texture Painting for Fine Artists

Painter Master Cher Pendarvis shows how to use the new Texture Painting tools to add details and natural effects.

Creating Custom Palette Drawers

Painter Master Skip Allen shows you how to customize your workspace with the new custom palette drawer feature.

Texture and Stencils for Photo Artists

Painter Master Aaron Rutten shows how to use glazing and texture brushes, stencil dabs and flow maps.

Texture Painting for Flattened 3D Models

This tutorial will show you how texture painting can be used to paint a flattened 3D model, with detail and definition.