Expand your art curriculum with an exceptional collection of the world’s most realistic Natural-Media® and progressive digital art materials in Painter® 2018. Easily transition from traditional to digital art and let students experiment with carefree art materials that are trusted by educators and artists. Thick paints, flowing watercolors, and texture-filled media types will bring classroom projects to life. Take advantage of in-app learning, Photoshop compatibility, 2.5D model painting, and industry-leading photo painting tools. Enjoy the speed, power and thrill of a cross-platform art application that’s changing what’s possible in art—all at an affordable price!
Expand your art and photography curriculum with an exceptional collection of new digital art tools in Painter® 2018 that further blur the line between traditional and digital. Allow students to experiment with realistic Thick Paint that builds up on the canvas. Auto-generate impressive textures to paint into your artwork using Texture Synthesis, and paint 2.5D with Thick Texture brushes that will bring your subjects to life. Use liquid and drip brush technology, like the artist-favorite Sargent Brush, on layers allowing for expanded creative freedom. Plus, take advantage of incredible photo painting enhancements that support clone source transparency and transformation.
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Top 10 Reasons to Buy Painter 2018
Natural-Media® that mimics reality
Immerse yourself in the largest selection of Natural-Media brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using authentic dry media like chalks, pencils and pastels, or realistic wet media tools including NEW thick paint, acrylics, palette knives, pens, watercolors, and so much more.
Signature Painter media types
Create out-of-this-world art with Image Hoses that spray the object of your choice, along with Particles that spring, flow and glow. Make an unforgettable mark with Visionary Pattern Pens that command attention with multilayered brushstrokes, and Texture Source Blending brushes that seamlessly blend the texture source directly into your rendered 3D output or painting.
Smart photo painting
Convert favorite photos into breath-taking paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools in Painter® 2018. Clone your images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or letting the Auto-Painting palette rapidly paint a photo using your choice of brush and media. Produce incredible photo art with ease using the powerful SmartStroke™ brush technology that follows lines and contours from within your picture.
2.5D painting perfection
Apply new voluminous Thick Paint to pile, push, carve, scrape, and blend the ultimate brushstrokes. Paint with stunning 2.5D texture that lifts off the canvas. Import a 2D rendering of a 3D model and use source blending to brush on thick scales, pores or nubby texture. Or, paint direct onto your canvas to add alluring character to your art. Finish things off by skillfully adjusting the ambient surface lighting of the painted result to really make your canvas shine.
Incomparable composition tools
Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror painting and create beautiful Mandalas using the Kaleidoscope tool. Set a flawless scene with 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides and craft the perfect composition using the rule of thirds. Even if you aspire to paint like Da Vinci, the Divine Proportion tools will ensure your final composition is both stimulating and dynamic.
Instant fill and color
Cover your canvas with beautiful interactive gradients that can be express painted, or add amazing textures that bring an artistic flair to your compositions. Craft the perfect color palette using the Color Wheel, artists’ Mixer Palette or Color Set Libraries and even capture a custom color set from an image.
All-inclusive canvas control
Rotate your canvas on the fly to achieve that perfect painting angle or turn your favorite papers, flow maps and textures in any direction, at any time, for maximum artistic impact. When painting with a drawing tablet, many of Painter’s brushes allow for tilt, rotation, and bearing, and pressure sensitive control of every brush.
Your workspace, your way
Painter 2018 provides instant access and interaction with the tools you need most. Use the brush search to find the perfect brush or the built-in Workspace Layouts that highlight tools for specific workflows. Import a workspace from a fellow artist or customize your own tools and organize them in Palette Drawers that don’t clutter the UI. It’s never been easier to share and customize content.
Built-in learning resources
As soon as you launch the Painter application, the Welcome Book will greet you with helpful new tutorials. Open the in-app Visual Tooltips to see how adjusting Painter’s brush controls will visually impact your brush selection. Similarly, you can also access brush hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types and brush technology. Plus, the property bar will highlight useful adjustments for customizing the perfect brush.
Compatible with Mac, PC and Photoshop
Preserve colors and layers with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter while working on either a 64-bit Mac or PC. Painter can easily manage memory-intensive operations, such as working on large canvases, zooming, rotating and working with layers, all at top speed. The best part? You own our hybrid software outright—no subscription required.