Why Sign In?
Access your order history, manage your account, memberships/subscriptions and more.

Why Painter is Perfect for Photo Art

As a photographer, you capture moments with your camera and transform them into works of digital art. In addition to a wide range of incredible digital art tools, Painter X3 also offers powerful image cloning and painting features that are perfect for photographers. It's everything you need to create stunning photo art that will dazzle any audience.

Download a FREE 30-day trial and see for yourself why Painter is changing what's possible in photo art!


Top reasons users love creating photo art with Painter

Check out the videos below and see actual photographers talk about some of the Painter features they love to use on a daily basis!

Reason #1:
Photo painting tools

"What if I told you, you could take a paintbrush and dip it into a photograph? In this short video I'm going to show you 3 ways to do this and turn a photograph into a painting."

– John Derry, professional artist

Reason #2:
Cloning feature

"The cloning feature in Painter allows you to create beautiful oil paintings in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional media."

– Melissa Gallo, photographer and digital painter

Reason #3:
Natural-Media® Brushes

"Painter's brushes let you emulate traditional media and they also give you room to experiment in ways not possible with other software programs or ordinary paint brushes."

– Karen Sperling, author, artist and photographer


Reason #4:
F-X Distorto Brushes

"Which are my favorite tools? Definitely the Distorto tools in the F-X category. By lowering and increasing the grain and opacity you can really get interesting effects. I use them to transform and reshape my objects."

– Claudia Salguero, photographer, artist and instructor

Reason #5:
Custom Palettes

"Painter enables me to separate my images from other professional photographers because I can offer beautiful paintings from my customer's snapshots that become priceless heirlooms."

– Helen Yancy, professional artist, author and instructor

Reason #6:
Cloning workflow

See why the ENHANCED Cloning Workflow in Painter X3 has become a favorite feature for photo artists!




A Day in the Life

Watch a day in the life of photographer Jeremy Sutton and see how Painter helps him create incredible photo art.




Getting Started Video Series

View videos from Painter Master and PPA Master Artist Heather Michelle and learn more about key Painter tools and workflows that will help you kick start your photo art creations.
View videos




Photo Art Gallery

See images from photographers around the world who use Painter to transform photos into unique works of digital art.
View Gallery



How to use Painter for photo art



Visit us at WPPI 2014 in Las Vegas! Mar. 3-5, Booth 1670
Learn more

Discover Painter X3

Get a first-hand look at the new creative features found in the latest version of the world's leading paint program.
Learn more

Painter Tutorials

Enjoy helpful step-by-step tutorials that cover a wide range of topics for both beginners and experts.
Learn more

Paint Jam Live events

Join us for live online events to learn new techniques, meet other artists and watch Painter Masters create stunning works in real-time.
Learn more

Meet the Masters

Meet some of the talented Painter Masters from around the world who combine their talent with the power of Painter.
Learn more

Follow Painter on:

Join the Painter Community
Find new inspiration and connect with other Painter artists in The Painter Factory.
Learn more