Getting Started with Painter Essentials

Getting Started with Painter Essentials

Watch these tutorials to gain an understanding of the Painter Essentials User Interface, brushes and other productive tools that will have you painting impressive art in no time. Whether you are creating photo art or blank canvas creations, Essentials offers workflows for both. Take advantage of the Welcome Book to view new tutorials, an inspirational art gallery and the option to get more brushes specific to your workflow.

Getting to Know Painter Essentials

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.

Getting Started with Photo Art

Getting Started with Auto-Painting Tools
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.

Understanding Auto-paint 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.

Getting Started with Landscape Painting

Sketching a Landscape from a Photo
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.

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.

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.

Getting to Know Brushes

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.

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

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 Speckle brushes in Painter Essentials.

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.

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Download your FREE 15-day trial and start your creative journey with easy-to-learn tools, AI-based photo art and a huge selection of brushes for all styles of art. Try it today and paint something great!