What’s New in Painter Essentials

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What’s New in Painter Essentials 8

This series of tutorials will introduce you to the new features and enhancements in Painter Essentials 8. Learn how to convert your photos into paintings using new AI-based styles and presets and how to use other photo-painting tools for cloning and tracing. Watch demonstrations of new and enhanced painting tools, color options, brushes and more!
Artwork by Isabelle Staub

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.

NEW Color Options in Painter Essentials 8

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

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.

Apple AI Auto-Painting in Painter Essentials 8

Mac users, get a look at the 10 new AI-based auto-painting presets in Painter Essentials 8 that you can use to easily transform your photos into natural-looking paintings.

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.

Getting Started with Auto-Painting

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-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.

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.

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.

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.

See What's New in Painter Essentials 8!

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!