Introducing Painter 2023 

Enjoy unmatched opacity control and smoothness in your brush strokes, with the new Fluid Paint. Work intuitively with new and improved Selection tools. Stay on top of your creative game with optimized stability and performance and more user requested enhancements. 

Create the smoothest strokes with new Fluid Paint  
Gently build up paint, blend, sculpt, glaze, add texture and reflective light easily with new Fluid Paint.  Built to take advantage of layer transparency, Fluid Paint lets you build up and combine paint softly with reduced dab or stroke overlap. 

You can choose to customize your favorite brushes to take advantage of Fluid Paint’s gentle opacity build up and paper grain display. (All Enhanced Cover brushes can take advantage pf Fluid Paint)  

Alternately, you can choose from 25 pre-made Fluid Paint brushes and paint away! 

With Fluid Paint’s ability to render paper grain beautifully, this version also ships with 15 new papers in the Paper library. 

Repaint, edit, and adjust faster with improved selections  
A color overlay option has been added to selection tools for improved visibility of selected areas. Especially useful for selections with complex shapes and transparency, the overlay helps to speed up the creation, editing, and refinement of a selection. You can also customize overlays and save them as presets for particular projects. Visualize only marquee, only overlay, or both, as per your preference. 

A new cursor for Lasso and Polygonal
is now easier to see and helps select precisely.  

feather your selections with a handy slider in the property bar and adjust up to 2000px.   

You can now use improved keyboard shortcuts to switch from addition or subtractive selection modes.

A selection is auto-applied when creating a mask and several other improvements make Selections faster and more predictable.   

Select areas based on color with brushes  
Combine the power of a Magic Wand and the versatility of a Selection Brush to quickly select portions of an image based on color. The new Color Selection gives you complete control as you brush over areas of the same color to create a selection allowing you to easily separate areas and change colors, lighting, add textures or effects to the selected area.  

Pick a Selection Brush of any shape and enable the Color Selection option on the property bar, or simply choose a pre-built Color Selection brush. Select areas on your canvas based on color, and grab more or less of an area by easily adjusting color and brightness tolerance with handy sliders.  

Color selection brushes offer the ability to have both hard (aliased) or smooth (anti-aliased) edges, so you can work with artwork of different styles.  

User-requested enhancements   
You can enjoy easier image placements and center alignment, improved responsiveness while using square bracket keys to resize brushes, Magic Wand, Paint Bucket and Dropper tools, remembering last used settings, and precise gradient filling tools for an unforgettable painting experience.  

Note - Painter 2023 is compatible with Windows 11 and macOS Monterey 12 and is optimized to run natively on Macs with M1 chip and Intel processors. 

Get the free trial and more information at   

Find the complete list of enhancements here -
Painter 2023 - What's New 

Join our webinar on Thursday June 23 at 5pm EST / 4pm CST / 2pm PST featuring Aaron Rutten - Register now! 

macOS update to support Ventura now available for Painter 2023 and Painter Essentials 8!

If you have updates enabled in the application, Painter 2023 and Painter Essentials 8 will automatically download the update. If you do not have updates enabled, you will need to Check for Update under the Help menu, or visit the Patches & Updates page on the Painter website.

Designed to make the most of Apple M1 machines and the latest macOS

We're excited to announce that Painter 2022 and the latest Painter 2023 are now optimized to run natively on Macs with M1!   

Experience brushes upto 4.7X faster on Macs with M1 when compared to running on Rosetta 2, and up to 2x faster on Macs with M1 when compared to running on Intel-based Macs. Painter 2022 is also compatible with macOS Monterey 12. 

Note – If you already have Painter 2022 installed on your M1 machine, it is recommended that you uninstall and reinstall from 

Apache Log4j2 Vulnerability General Announcement

Trust is Corel’s #1 value, and we take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously. We are aware of the recently disclosed Apache Log4j2 vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228).

We are actively monitoring this issue to ensure our business partners patch vulnerable systems along with patching any Corel owned products that use the vulnerable component Log4j2 or provide it to customers.

For more information, please review the following:
CVE-2021-44228 ( ... 2021-44228)
Apache Log4j2 ( post. We appreciate your trust in us as we continue to make your success our top priority. 

- Corel Global Cyber Security Team

Please note that our team has looked into this and there is no impact to Painter or Painter Essentials Users.