Painting

An all-new digital painting experience.

Pixelmator Pro is a dream to paint with. Thanks to a cutting-edge painting engine powered by the Metal 2 graphics technology, painting is staggeringly responsive, fluid, and natural. We’ve also packed in a stunning collection of handcrafted brushes with dual textures, advanced brush dynamics, and our new Dynamic Paint Blending technology. With a range of innovative features and new technologies, painting in Pixelmator Pro is more enjoyable than ever — whether you’re just scribbling and sketching or creating complex paintings.

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  • Paint Tool

    Paint, sketch, draw, and illustrate with ease.

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  • Brushes

    A stunning collection of over 100 handcrafted, dual-texture brushes.

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  • Eraser

    Erase using any brush in your collection.

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  • Colors Window

    A familiar way to choose and manage your colors.

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  • Color Picker

    Pick out and paint with colors from your images.

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  • Color Fill

    Fill similarly-colored areas with colors of your choice.

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  • Gradient Fill

    Fill areas with a gradual blend of multiple colors.

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  • Pixel Tool

    An easier way to create awesome pixel art.

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  • Graphics Tablets

    Full support for all graphics tablets compatible with macOS.

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  • Painting Engine

    A cutting-edge, Metal-based Painting Engine powers painting in Pixelmator Pro.

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Paint Tool

Paint, draw, sketch, and illustrate.

Use the Paint Tool to paint anything you like. Thanks to the GPU-based, 16-bit Painting Engine in Pixelmator Pro, painting feels smooth and responsive, which brings an incredibly natural experience. And with a gorgeous collection of handcrafted brushes to choose from, you can easily create beautiful digital or traditional paintings, sketch, draw, illustrate, or just paint on your photos.

  • Painting Performance

    The Painting Engine in Pixelmator Pro was designed and built for maximum quality and maximum speed. So painting is incredibly responsive without sacrificing quality.

  • Zooming and Panning

    The brand new Zoom Engine in Pixelmator Pro delivers fast and fluid zooming and panning. Which means the entire painting experience, including navigating around your image, feels super smooth.

  • Quick Customization

    When painting, you can quickly change the Size and Softness of the Paint Tool using a handy shortcut menu — simply Control-click the canvas to see it.

  • Layers

    Use layers to nondestructively build up your paintings piece by piece.

  • Mask, Select, Retouch

    The painting tools aren’t just great for painting. You can also use them to retouch your photos, edit layer masks, or even brush precise selections in Quick Mask Mode.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

    Pixelmator Pro features intuitive and easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for all the settings and tools you use most often while painting.

  • Cursors

    A new cursor design in Pixelmator Pro tells you more about the Softness of a brush. When you increase Softness, a dashed outline shows you exactly where the soft edge starts.

  • Blending Modes

    The Paint Tool lets you paint with over 20 Blending Modes. So you can blend your brushstrokes with your image in a range of distinctive ways, create dazzling special effects, or experiment with different styles.

Brushes

A stunning collection of over 100 handcrafted, dual-texture brushes.

Pixelmator Pro includes a stunning collection of over 100 handcrafted, dual texture brushes with advanced brush dynamics and our Dynamic Paint Blending technology. So you can choose from a dazzling array of gorgeous paintbrushes, watercolors, markers, pencils, crayons, basic brushes, and more.

  • Dual Texture

    Dual Texture brushes are composed from two separate textures — one for the brush shape and and one for the grain — so you can paint with deeper, more expressive brushstrokes.

  • Advanced Brush Dynamics

    Thanks to shape, grain, scatter, stroke, speed, and other advanced brush dynamics, brushes respond precisely to the speed and direction of your brushstrokes.

  • Modify or Create New Brushes

    Customize any brush down to the very last detail. Or use your own images as textures to create fully customizable dual texture brushes from scratch.

  • Dynamic Paint Blending

    Our Dynamic Paint Blending technology simulates the wet paint effect by naturally blending together paint from each individual brushstroke, bringing true-to-life paint blending to the digital canvas.

  • Share Brushes

    Share any brush or brush collection with anyone you want. Sharing is as simple as dragging and dropping brushes from or into Pixelmator Pro.

  • Adobe Photoshop Brushes

    Pixelmator Pro is compatible with Adobe Photoshop brushes. Again, adding them is super simple — just drop them into the Brushes Browser in Pixelmator Pro.

Eraser

Erase using any brush in your collection.

Use the Eraser Tool to erase parts of your image. The great thing about the Eraser Tool in Pixelmator Pro is that it works with any brush in your collection — from the basic round brushes, to inks, crayons, and even watercolors.

Colors Window

A familiar way to choose and manage your colors.

Pixelmator Pro uses the standard macOS color picker — the Colors window. It’s the same window you find in native Mac apps like Pages and Keynote, so you already know how it works. And all the colors you save in Pixelmator Pro are there for you to use in your other apps.

Color Picker

Pick out and paint with colors from your images.

Use the magnifying Color Picker to quickly pick specific colors from your images. You can even use it as you paint — just hold down the Option key and click any color in your image to choose it.

Color Fill

Flood your images with color.

Using the Color Fill Tool, you can quickly fill similarly colored areas or even entire layers with a color of your choice. Thanks to the Smooth Edges feature, which naturally smooths the edges of the areas you fill, you can easily recolor parts of your photos, or change the colors in drawings and paintings with just a few clicks.

Gradient Fill

Fill areas with a gradual blend of multiple colors.

The Gradient Fill Tool lets you quickly fill precise areas or entire images with a gradual blend of colors. You can create linear, radial, and angled gradients between as many colors as you want and customize the transitions between them. And you can even use the Gradient Fill Tool with selections and layer masks to create gradual transitions between images and objects in your compositions.

Pixel Tool

Build up your artworks pixel by pixel.

Use the Pixel Tool to create awesome pixel art. It automatically lines up each pixel you place on the canvas, no matter how big or small the pixels are. Which makes it much easier to create pixel art that is, simply put, pixel perfect.

Graphics Tablets

Full support for all graphics tablets compatible with macOS.

Pixelmator Pro features full support for graphics tablets, including support for pressure sensitivity and tilt. This gives you fine-grained control over how brushes change according to the way you apply your pen to your graphics tablet. And if your graphics tablet is compatible with macOS, it’s compatible with Pixelmator Pro. So you can paint, sketch, and draw just like you would on paper or a real-life canvas.

Painting Engine

A cutting-edge, Metal-based Painting Engine powers painting in Pixelmator Pro.

The incredibly advanced Painting Engine — powered by the graphics processor in your Mac — is the foundation of painting in Pixelmator Pro. Engineered from the ground up to take full advantage of powerful macOS technologies like Metal 2, Core Image, and OpenGL, the Painting Engine delivers blazing fast performance, a smooth and fluid experience, and stunning color depth with 16-bit painting, even in 8-bit images.

  • Metal 2

    Using Metal 2, Pixelmator Pro harnesses the full power of the graphics processor in your Mac.

  • Core Image

    Core Image improves the color detail and quality of every painting tool.

  • OpenGL

    With OpenGL, Pixelmator Pro brings blazing fast, hardware-accelerated painting.