Corel Painter
Corel Painter
2021
3.3
0.0
Corel Painter free download for Mac

Corel Painter

Digital art software featuring realistic painting effects.

Corel Painter overview

Corel Painter lets you advance your digital art style with painted textures, subtle glazing brushwork, interactive gradients, and realistic Natural-Media. Easily transition from traditional to digital art with thick oils, dripping watercolors and many other texture-filled strokes. Explore workflow layouts like illustration, fine art, concept, manga and photo art with specialized tools for each style. Welcome to the world’s most expressive digital art software that’s changing what's possible in art.

Features
  • The Most Natural Transition From Traditional to Digital Art - Immerse yourself in painting software that offers the largest selection of Natural-Media® brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your art with stunning reality using an array of authentic dry and wet media. When combined with a pressure sensitive drawing solution, you will forget you are painting on a computer.
  • 21ST Century Media You Won’t Find Anywhere Else - Create out-of-this-world art with Image Hoses that spray the object of your imagination. Liquid Ink that piles up and can be carved into. Particles that spring, flow and glow, and hyper-digital Pattern Pens that defy traditional art boundaries yet were brought to life by real artists.
  • Incomparable Composition Tools - Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror and Kaleidoscope tools. Set a flawless scene with 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides and craft the perfect composition using the Divine Proportion and Layout Grid tools built right into this stunning digital art software.
  • Your Workflow, Your Way - From custom brushes to custom palettes, Painter lets you import content from others, create your own, or select from built-in artist layouts to suit your workflow needs. Painter provides a personal experience that plays well with Photoshop and runs on Mac and Windows so that you can perfect your artwork in the way you’re used to working.

What’s new in version 2021

Updated on Mar 04 2021

Version 2021:

Note: The downloadable file is an installer that will install the application when opened.

  • Complete list of changes can be found here
View older Corel Painter updates

Information

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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JohnnyFave
JohnnyFave
Oct 29 2019
20.0.0.256
5.0
Oct 29 2019
5.0
Version: 20.0.0.256
Painter 2020 - is just completely awesome! I'm a little surprised by a couple of previous comments; Painter 2020 is running VERY smoothly on Catalina. In upgrading to 2020 from 2019, I did have an issue with reinstalling my additional brushes (the application itself was buttery smooth for the upgrade), and it did take a couple of days to resolve with Support (could have been faster), however in the end they resolved the issue to my satisfaction. The user interface continues to be updated and streamlined with every version (it's getting easier to use), plus new abilities are continuously added. Make no mistake, it's a highly powerful graphic program (been using it since Painter 3 in the can) and makes for an enjoyable journey in computer graphics!
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 6 2019
20.0.0.256
1.0
Sep 6 2019
1.0
Version: 20.0.0.256
This edition of Painter along with Painter 2018, and 2019, are totally incompatible with Catalina. The app tries to install into the System itself rather than the Applications folder. When Corel was confronted with this numerous times they finally acknowledged the problem but gave no indication if or when there might be a fix. The attitude was one of "Oh well". One support person suggested that I get a REAL computer...a PC. Other matters, Little Snitch continuously complains that the code has been modified, that certificates are invalid. When asked about this I was told that if this was true and was a problem for me to stop using the software. Damn right there is a lot of totally Mac software that does at least as good of a job and often a lot better. I have supported Corel Painter for many years, but this lousy it's your problem attitude has convinced me that I am done with Corel.
Archiethearchiver
Archiethearchiver
Jun 25 2019
20.0.0.256
0.0
Jun 25 2019
0.0
Version: 20.0.0.256
It will not work on Mac OS 10.10.5!! In fact this app requires macOS 10.14 or OS 10.13, with the latest revision Intel Core 2 Duo processor 4 physical cores/8 logical cores or higher (recommended) OpenCL 1.2 capable video card (recommended) 2 GB RAM 8 GB RAM or higher (recommended) 850 MB hard disk space for application files Solid-state drive (recommended) 1280 x 800 @ 100% (or higher) screen resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 150% (or higher) (recommended) Mouse or tablet DVD drive (required for box installation) To activate your product, you must connect to the Internet and register it first.
JohnnyFave
JohnnyFave
Sep 12 2018
18.1.0.651
5.0
Sep 12 2018
5.0
Version: 18.1.0.651
Painter 2019 is out. As per ALL previous versions - STUNNING and POWERFUL! Cheers!
JohnnyFave
JohnnyFave
Mar 9 2017
16.1.0.456
5.0
Mar 9 2017
5.0
Version: 16.1.0.456
Wow! Painter 2017 is something to behold! I've owned it for a very long time now (my 1st version came in the original paint can). Absolutely everything is incredibly great with Painter, and I can hardly wait to dig deeper with my new drawing tablet. There is one thing Corel can do though, and that is to update the overall look of the UI, it does have a dated feel to it but certainly is overlooked once one starts to move around it all. Big, robust, powerful, infinite variety of brushes, pencils, painting combinations that can guarantee any artist of developing their own unique styles and creations.
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
Aug 25 2016
16.0.0.400
0.0
Aug 25 2016
0.0
Version: 16.0.0.400
If you're involved with digital art in any way, you've certainly heard the term "painterly look." Well, it all began with Painter back in the early 1990's, and the tradition continues in a grand way with the most recent release of the app, Painter 2017. Newcomers to Painter will find everything needed for the creation of artwork, or for rendering photographs into pieces of art. It provides pencils, chalks, watercolors, and oils; paper textures, design textures, and flow maps; particle brushes and pattern pens; special effects and standard editing tools. It's all there, in a very adaptable user-interface. Painter veterans will find a couple of new workflows in this new version, as well as some improved means of dealing with the incredible wealth of media. Where addition of texture to a painting or object might have been done with extensive layering and masking in the past, Painter 2017 now has texturing brushes scattered throughout the interface, allowing everything from the subtle to the surreal. The Express Paint feature for interactive gradients provides an exceptional boost to the creation of backgrounds with an organic, hand-rendered feel. Think of it as the old-school Effects > Esoterica > Auto Clone with its own button. And Corel has also added the ability to explore additional brushes from a new tab in the Welcome center. Despite all the additional media, Corel has kept Painter running fast, and rendering is speedy. With the addition of texturing brushes and dab stencils which use paper, flow maps, and texture files, Painter 2017 re-introduces the concept of "palette drawers". You can now group panels into drawers which close with a double-click, bringing order to the workspace. You'll still be working with lots of asset panels, but you'll be able to see your work, even if you're using a single display. Painter is still the queen of the pack in digital artistry, and with this new release, she wields her scepter like a stylus. No, wait,... she wields her stylus like a scepter. Well, you get the idea.
higherterrain-com
higherterrain-com
Jan 12 2016
15.1.0.740
0.0
Jan 12 2016
0.0
Version: 15.1.0.740
Why did'nt Corel port PaintShop Pro over to the Mac platform back in 2007. I'm not spending gobs of money supporting Painter when PSP is better.
JBX
JBX
Sep 15 2015
15.0.0.689
0.0
Sep 15 2015
0.0
Version: 15.0.0.689
What's the deal with this (version 15.0.0.689 2016) showing up today (9/14/2015)? It was and has been available since August 10th. MU, did you miss the bus?
JacobsIvan
JacobsIvan
Jul 29 2015
14.1.0.1105
1.0
Jul 29 2015
1.0
Version: 14.1.0.1105
Aweful and outdated painting app. And what about the price? Not sure anyone would ever buy this. I suggest looking at Pixelmator or Affinity Photo. Cheaper and way better.
pprivately
pprivately
Jul 25 2015
14.1.0.1105
0.0
Jul 25 2015
0.0
Version: 14.1.0.1105
Hi, what you are selling in http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5240/corel-painter MUPromo? It seems that it is version 12 of Corel Painter, right? However link to app details leads to currently available version 14 (2015). Version 12 will have compatibility issues with Yosemite, so what is the deal here? Can you confirm what is being sold in the promo I mentioned?
Mr-Mike
Mr-Mike
Aug 20 2014
14.0.0.728
0.5
Aug 20 2014
0.5
Version: 14.0.0.728
For almost a week now, I've been trying just to get the app to open without crashing. Tech support has been sending me a "try this.." email (usually it's something like changing permissions on the Corel folder in the library or deleting all Wacom drivers). I would expect this from my old (2006 mac Pro Tower) but not from my 2 month old iMac running Mavericks. While the reviewer who suggested Pixelmator may not have been far off the mark for me. While Painter is unequaled for simulating real-world art tools, if I can't use it and if Tech Support is (my take here) floundering around, my only alternative may be to use that app or Sketchbook Pro (which I have and it's a contender for Painter, at least for what I use it for -- comics and such) and my 'old standby' Manga Studio 5 EX. Sometimes you can't use the tools you want, so you use the ones you have. That's why the half-star I've not used any software in the past 10 years that couldn't at least start up and let me create a document before crashing. Been using Painter since version 5 and it may be time to say goodbye. :(
RunTime
RunTime
Jun 10 2014
13.0.1.920
0.0
Jun 10 2014
0.0
Version: 13.0.1.920
Ouch! Expensive to upgrade, v11 SP1 stopped working after 10.6.8->10.9.3, annybody knows if it is supposed to work?
Tim27
Tim27
Nov 24 2013
13.0.1.920
3.5
Nov 24 2013
3.5
Version: 13.0.1.920
I've been using Painter since it was Fractal Painter, watching it change hands multiple times until Corel got hold of it. Since Corel bought it they've increased the price (especially for upgrades) considerably. However, right now I noticed they have a discount going on their website for both the full and upgrade versions. Perhaps it's just for the holiday season? In addition, if you search RetailMeNot for Corel you can find a discount code for another 10% off. This is a good deal for either the full version or an upgrade. So, I bought Painter X3 with all the discounts. The program has become very complex over the years - and the interface along with it. For real artists (who will most likely be the ones using this software) the presets are not all that great. You have to tweak them to get them to where they are usable for your style of painting. Therein lies both the power of Painter and unfortunately the complexity. It takes a long time to get the hang of what all the options do in the brush palette. That's why I gave ease of use only 1 star. The feature set is outstanding and no other painting program comes close. However, I have had a couple crashes with X3 so far. One was just entering the serial number. Not a good start to using new software. The icons in the toolbars and palettes look terrible. They are heavy and cartoonish. The interface REALLY needs to be simplified and redesigned. It is not intuitive or nice to look at no matter what operating system you are using. Overall, if you're an artist you can't really pass up this software at the current price on Corel's site. Plus, it is a bit faster than previous versions. I hope Corel takes the interface more seriously in future versions, though.
b77
b77
Aug 1 2013
13.0.0.704
4.0
Aug 1 2013
4.0
Version: 13.0.0.704
Terrific brush capabilities – I especially like the Real Watercolor brushes – and the new jitter option is a great addition. What could be improved: it'd be great if the contextual right-click menu with the brush names would also get the brush previews. What I don't like is the fact that even if Painter allows you to paint using Pantone spot colors, it doesn't actually export said color in .PSD format as Pantone.
Peter-Van-Den-Einde
Peter-Van-Den-Einde
Jul 25 2013
13.0.0.704
1.0
Jul 25 2013
1.0
Version: 13.0.0.704
Just way to expensive. Period. Before digging out a lot of money I recommend trying Pixelmator.
Krazykat
Krazykat
Apr 13 2013
12.2.1.1212
2.0
Apr 13 2013
2.0
Version: 12.2.1.1212
With Painter 12 Corel has taken a huge and horrible step in the wrong direction As a person with visual problems I fine the new interface is virtually unusable, not to mention the lack of integration withVoiceOver, the Mac’s screenreader. I purchased Painter 7 many years ago and was pleased with the direction Corel had been taking the program through version 9, the last one with which I am very familiar. Asking why the developers would abandon a wonderfully useful tool like the Brush Creator in favor of the current panels or the nicely realized brush icons and pallettes in Painter 9 with the nasty ones in Painter 12 is to open the door to a vision of a very depressing future in terms of Painter’s likely direction of development. In a way it is easy to understand their desire to seek a greater integration with Photoshop, but in another way the original painter which was designed as an Arts program with a beautiful interface is a compelling enough idea that if Corel would re-imagine Painter for the Mac if they were to ignore Photoshop and simply produce an elegant Painting program. I think they would find a permanent and supportive market rather than carping critics such as myself. My primary reason for writing this is that I would like to know if Painter 11 will run successfully on OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and if anyone would like a bargain on a copy of Painter 12?
anonymous-lynx-5545
anonymous-lynx-5545
Jul 11 2012
12.2.0.703
0.0
Jul 11 2012
0.0
Version: 12.2.0.703
This is not a 134MB update MU but 25MB. When I try to install the system warns me that it hasn't a valid certificate…
Achim2
Achim2
Jan 10 2012
12.0.0.502
4.5
Jan 10 2012
4.5
Version: 12.0.0.502
Good program, but the new features in v12 don't justify a price of half the full product for the upgrade. I'll stay at v11 for now - especially since the advertised speed increase could not be confirmed in reviews.
WillemDeJong
WillemDeJong
May 13 2011
12.0.0.502
5.0
May 13 2011
5.0
Version: 12.0.0.502
Love using this with my Wacom tablet. It's the best digital "drawing" software I've ever used. Lately it's been crashing on occasion with large complex files on my i7 iMac. Hope they fix that soon. Apart from that all ok.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Aug 4 2010
11.0.1.43
0.0
Aug 4 2010
0.0
Version: 11.0.1.43
Wait a minute... Corel actually updated this ridiculously buggy version of Painter without charging us for it? I must be high (or dreaming). There's got to be a logical explanation for this. Let me guess: They want to cash in on the Back-To-School rush and convince more students and institutions to upgrade? They sense that Photoshop is nipping at their heels and are finally waking up from their stupor? They're preparing to sell the company and want to make their flagship app appear more enticing? Whatever the reason -- it's about time! I hope this version squashes most of the bugs and is a sign of better things to come. It's really sad to see this once great app wither on the vine from neglect.
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