Painter Tutorials

Painter Tutorials

These tutorials aim to get you acquainted with Painter software quickly and easily. We walk you through the user interface, explain the most important features, and sprinkle in a few tips here and there as well.

Artwork by James Mendillo

What’s New in Painter 2022

Create next-level results with trusted, professional digital art software that allows you to sketch, paint, illustrate and produce unparalleled photo-art using realistic brushes, exciting media, and an array of versatile tools. This series of tutorial will introduce you to new features and enhancements in Painter 2022, such as a refined brush library, new watercolor brushes and workflow, enhanced stamp-type technology, huge speed gains, and more. Artwork by Michelle Webb

Painter Webinars

Painter Webinars

These full-length webinars will give you further insight, tips and techniques for creating incredible art with Painter. Our Painter Masters give you a detailed, step-by-step look at the tools and features they use, and share their creative processes. Learn about a variety of different artistic styles, including still life, commercial packaging, fantasy illustration, photo painting and more.


Sargent Brushes Master Course

During this 7-class course you will learn how to use one of Corel Painter’s most popular brush categories: the Sargent brushes. You will learn about the brush properties and how to apply them across different subjects such as still life, landscape, architecture and portraiture. The lectures will be gradual, from simple sketching to increased levels of complexity to help you master these brushes as well as level up your own painting skills. Whether you are a beginner in digital painting or an experienced artist, we welcome you to join our classes.

Digital Forensic Art Techniques

In this tutorial series, forensic artist Natalie Murry covers many techniques for creating forensic art in Painter, such as beginner techniques for drawing faces, how to portray ancestry, how to add muscles and age a face, and how to create composite sketches. Natalie is currently an investigator and forensic artist with Williamson County TX Cold Case Unit. She is on the forensic art subcommittee of the International Association for Identification and continues to be a freelance forensic artist as well.

Sculpting and Painting Workflow

With great power comes great results! In this tutorial series, Painter Master Elite Mike Thompson demonstrates the tools he uses in his workflow for sculpting and painting Marvel’s Spider Gwen. Mike is a professional illustrator best known for his portraits of entertainers and celebrities, who has built a name for himself in the world of art. Over the past decade, his artwork has been featured on magazines, videogame covers, movie posters and toy packaging. Some of the clients Mike has worked with include: Marvel, Hasbro, Warner Bros, Dimension Films, and Cartoon Network.

Painter 2021 Tutorials

Accelerate your art and turn concepts into your signature style faster than ever with Painter 2021. This series of tutorials will introduce you to new features and enhancements such as new AI styles and clone tinting brushes that streamline the creation of art from source imagery, performance enhancements to deliver the best possible painting experience, and new Thick Paint brushes and layer painting options that give you the ability to mix media in original ways. Artwork by Chris Freeman

Painter 2020 Tutorials

Explore what’s possible in art and envision painting perfection with Painter 2020. This series of tutorials will introduce you to new features and enhancements such as the Brush Accelerator™, new brush and tool controls, simplified property bar workflow, new color harmonies and much more. With an award-winning collection of brushes, you can bring your fine art, illustration, or photo art vision to life. Image by Bo Ara

Painter 2019 Tutorials

Achieve painting perfection with the most realistic and professional digital art studio, with unlimited art materials to delight any illustrator, photographer or fine artist. Check out our What’s New tutorials and explore some of the 36 new brushes introduced in Painter 2019. Come see for yourself why Painter 2019 is the top choice of artists worldwide.

Image by Kathleen Casey

Painter 2018 Tutorials

See what’s new in Painter 2018! In this series of tutorials, the Painter Masters give you an in-depth look at some of the exciting new and enhanced features. Painter 2018 allows you to make an effortless transition from traditional to digital art, and accomplish natural, professional results in less time. Expand your digital art capabilities using a phenomenal collection of the world’s most realistic Natural-Media®. Experiment with unlimited art materials trusted by artists worldwide, including thick paints, flowing watercolors, and texture-filled media. Take advantage of in-app learning, Photoshop compatibility, 2.5D texture painting, and industry leading photo painting tools.

Image by Aaron Rutten


Painter 2017 Tutorials

Explore an unbelievable collection of realistic Natural-Media® and visionary art materials in Painter® 2017. Easily transition from traditional to digital art and cover your canvas with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes that bring your subject to life. Select from new workspace layouts that highlight tools specifically for Illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art workflows. Enjoy in-app learning along with the speed and power of a hybrid native 64-bit Mac and PC application that’s compatible with dual monitors and Photoshop files. Experience the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what’s possible in art.

Introduction to Corel Painter 2015

Painter 2015 Tutorials

This series of video tutorials will introduce you to what’s new in Painter 2015, focusing on the enhanced features designed to give you greater control over the creative process and brand new features that will inspire you to push your creative vision further. You will also learn about new mobile capabilities that let you paint on the go anytime, anywhere.

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