What’s New in Painter

Creating Color Selections in Painter

Learn how to combine the power of the Magic Wand and the versatility of a Selection brush to select portions of your Painter image based on color.

Improved Selections in Painter

Learn about the improved selections workflow in Painter 2023, including the Select panel, color overlay, shortcut keys, precise cursors and more.

Fluid Paint

This 3-part tutorial series will introduce you to Painter’s Fluid Paint brush controls and show you how to customize other brushes to use Fluid Paint.

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.
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.
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 Elite 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.