Painter updates
  • Captured Dab Hot Fix - Reset a brush that uses a captured dab in order to restore its original dab shape.  
    Note – this is a silent update. If silent updates are turned off in your preferences, you can turn them on or you can get the patch from

  • Painter 2022 & Painter Essentials 8 are compatible with Windows 11 and macOS Monterey 12.

  • Additionally, Painter 2022 is now optimized to run natively on Macs with M1 chip and Intel processors. 
    Note – If you already have Painter 2022 installed on your M1 machine, it is recommended that you  reinstall from 

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

We're excited to announce that Painter 2022 is 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.

Painter 2022 Delivers a Faster, More Powerful Digital Painting Experience 

Offering unprecedented performance, a streamlined workflow, and improved layer productivity, Painter 2022 makes it easier than ever for artists to create exceptional work.  

A phenomenal brushing experience and notable productivity enhancements have arrived. New Watercolor workflow now lets you blend dry media types with watercolor. Easily edit stamp-type brushes and enjoy an improved look and feel. Plus, with a refined brush library you can easily find, filter, and favorite beloved brushes. Painter® 2022 is anything but ordinary. 

  • NEW! Stamp-type brush customization:These popular brushes are now more versatile than ever. Change shape, edge effects, rotation, squeeze and anti-aliasing on-the-fly. Plus, create your own dabs, organize, import and export libraries from the Captured dab Panel. 
  • NEW! Watercolor brushes and workflow:Enhance your artistic creations with new Watercolor-compatible brushes and improved workflow options. Easily paint with dry media types on Watercolor layers resulting in new creative mixed-media looks. Plus, Watercolor layers can be easily transformed without needing to convert to a default layer.
  • NEW! Brush Library experience:Enjoy new categories, variants and brush previews, plus, easily find, filter, and favorite beloved brushes right from the Brush Selector. Brush categories and variants have been renamed, reorganized and streamlined for a more logical content experience. 
  • NEW! Brush Size Selector:Quickly and easily choose a brush size using the Brush Size Selector. Add, reorder, delete and adjust size preview to streamline your workflow all within the Size Library.  
  • NEW! User requested enhancements:Taking direct requests from the Painter community, Painter 2022 accelerates your workflow with a number of improvements to layer productivity and other enhancements. Working with layers is now more streamlined with the new layer spotlight. Loading a mask from a selection, clearing and deleting contents of a layer and performing actions on more than one layer, such as collapsing visible layers, are all now faster and simpler than before. The Navigator offers a new grayscale preview of your work allowing for quick and easy color value studies of your compositions. New Color Burn and Color Dodge make it effortless to add lightness, glow or darkness to your work to create a more natural-looking color blend. 
  • ENHANCED! Brush performance and speed:On any system, run the Brush Accelerator and optimize Painter to take advantage of your computer’s hardware for the best possible painting experience. With new optimizations, enhanced cover method brushes can see the biggest boosts across the board -- on some hardware configurations, these popular brushes can be up to 50x faster -- while several other favorite brush engines can be up to twice as fast.   

Painter 2022, responds to users’ top requests and delivers a must-have upgrade by expanding creative possibilities. Get the free trial today and experience it yourself.

Join our webinar on Thursday June 24 at 1:00pm EDT featuring Aaron Rutten - Register now!

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