What’s New in Painter

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See what’s new in Painter 2021!

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

Enhanced Performance

In this tutorial, we’ll review the many performance enhancements in Painter 2021 that are designed to give you the best possible painting experience.

Getting Started with AI Styles

This tutorial will introduce you to the new AI styles in Painter 2021. See how easy it is to transform your images into stylized paintings.

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.

Exploring the Thick Paint Workflow

Join us as we explore the new Thick Paint workflow, redesigned property bar, and a new Thick Paint-compatible brush category 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

See What’s New in Painter 2021

In this webinar, artists Scott Payne, Karen Bonaker and Skip Allen show off the exciting new features and enhancements they love in Painter 2021.

See what's new in Painter 2021!

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