Painter 2019 Tutorials

See what’s new in Painter 2019!

Achieve painting perfection with the most realistic and professional digital art studio, with unlimited art materials to delight any illustrator, photographer or fine artist. If you are new to digital painting, get started on your artistic journey with our series of Getting to Know Painter tutorials. Already a Painter 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.

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Getting to Know Painter 2019

This series of tutorials by Painter Master Elite Cher Pendarvis will introduce you to the Painter interface and tools, and teach you the basics of working with color and layers. Learn how to get started with photo art and freehand sketching, and fine-tune your painting with effects. Already an experienced Painter user? Explore the new features and enhancements in Painter 2019 with our What’s New tutorial series.

How to Set Up your Painter Canvas

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

Reviewing the Painter 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 look at Painter’s Brush Selector library, its categories and variants, and learn how to configure Brush Tracking to optimize for your stylus.

Working with Color in Painter

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 a Reference Image

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

Fine-tuning your Painting 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.


Want to learn more about getting started with Painter? Visit our Beginner Digital Art page for more tutorials on photo art, fine art, illustration and more.


What’s New in Painter 2019

Explore some of the 36 NEW and diverse brushes in Painter 2019, plus the world’s most realistic Natural-Media® and exclusive Particles, Pattern Pens, Thick Paint brushes and so much more!

Paint a Tuscan Landscape with New Sargent Brushes

Painter Master Elite Karen Bonaker debuts the new Sargent brushes. This tutorial will help you effortlessly achieve fluid, expressive brushwork effects.

Loose and Expressive Thick Paint

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

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.

Painting with Grainy Thick Paint

Painter Master Elite Skip Allen provides an in-depth look at the 2 new Thick Paint brushes in Painter 2019: Grainy Thick and Wet, and Grainy Smooth Blender.

Adding Colored Washes with New Real Watercolor Brushes

Learn about the new 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 New Real Wet Oil Brushes

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

Street-Art Style Airbrushing with Stencils

Painter Master Elite Aaron Rutten uses Painter 2019 airbrushes to create a street-art style stencil illustration on top of a photographic background.

Screen Glazing: Painting with Light

This video showcases the power of the Screen Merge Mode using two of the new Soft Screen and Clouds Screen Glazing brushes included with Painter 2019.

Introduction to the Natural Media Brush Library

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.

Adding Stamp Embellishments to your Artwork

Painter Master Elite Justin Buus shows you how to apply impactful new stamps to your canvas that appear to wrap around elements in your artwork.

NEW Patterns and 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.

See what's new in Painter 2019!

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