We are not Sketchbook.
We are not Photoshop.
We are not Procreate.
We are Infinite Painter.
- Nearly 200 beautifully crafted brushes for every type of artist
- Brushes interact realistically with paper textures
- Watercolors bleed out, and paintbrushes mix with the underlying paint on the canvas
- Create your own custom brushes or edit over 60 brush settings
- Designed for the Apple Pencil with pressure and tilt support
- Four types of symmetry with up to 32 planes
- Draw with precision using guides or editable shapes
- Create shapes with ease using our intelligent shape detection system by holding at the end of a stroke
- Design 3D cityscapes with five different perspective guides or use a standard 2D grid
- Seamless pattern projects
- Selection tools: Lasso, Rect, Circle, Poly, Path, Wand, Brush, and Color
- Transform tool: move, scale, rotate, flip, distort, warp, and stamp
- Transform multiple layers simultaneously
- Gradient and Pattern fills
- Specify the target layer when filling to preserve line work
- Drag with the Fill tool or Magic Wand to define the amount to fill in real-time
- Full layer support with 25 blend modes
- Clipping masks
- Color correction
- Color curves: master, red, green, blue, and alpha channels
- 40 photographic, artistic, and motion filters
- Focus and tilt-shift masking
- Liquify: move, bloat, pinch, swirl and ripple
- Crop and Resize tool
- Pattern tools
- It’s simple. It’s organized. It’s out of the way
- Quick access to the eyedropper
- Assign finger functions separate from the Apple Pencil
- Expand and collapse layers with ease
- Dock the brushes and brush settings for quick, easy editing
- Drag favorite tools, options, or even the color wheel to the main interface for quick access
- Rotate and flip the canvas
Import and export
- Create speed paintings or record your workflow with our Record option and share as a video
- Pin reference images
- Import from Photos, Camera, Clipboard, or Image Search
- Search over 1 million free for commercial-use images
- Export images as JPG, PNG, layered PSD files, or Painter projects
- Share artwork to Infinite Painter's ever growing community and see what others are creating
Artwork provided by:
- Added Color setting to Panels Tool
- Improvements to Clone
- Added Sample All layers (or current layer) to Fill tool and Selection Wand
- Stability and improvements
Just in case you missed our big update:
Layer groups - creating groups is a snap (or well, closer to a pinch). Just pinch the layers you want to group. It’s that easy. Open and close groups by tapping the folder icon. Tap to the right of the folder or on the group’s name to open the group options.
Adjustment layers - 8 color adjustments and 9 filter adjustments. Expand the layers panel to find this option. Try out Pixelate and Halftone.
Filter brushes - apply filter effects to the layer or the brush when painting by adding a Filter effect in the Special section of the brush settings. For example, you can create a Burn and Dodge brush by adding the Layer - Exposure filter to the brush.
Shape stamping - when using shapes, you can now use the Stamp option to add multiple copies of the shape to the canvas.
Virtual transformations (Last-minute Transform) - instead of resampling a layer after Transform, the system renders the transformation in real-time and only applies the transformation when the layer’s pixels are edited. This allows you to move elements out of the canvas, or to apply multiple transformations without affecting the quality of the layer multiple times.
HD timelapses - playback videos now use the dimensions of the project and can be set in advance to 720p, 1080p, or 4K in the Settings.
Share brush folders - you can now share and import brush folders. Tap the selected brush folder and choose the Share option to share it with other users.
Head Depth (new brush setting) - this is a powerful feature that interprets the brush head's transparency as a three-dimensional height map. This is great for bristle-style brushes where little pressure has only a few bristles touching the canvas and heavy pressure has all of the bristles touching the canvas.
Dilution curves (new brush setting) - when using Dilution, you can now control painting versus blending with pressure or tilting the stylus.
Panel Tool - create comic and manga panels. This will create an adjustment layer that masks all the content below it into panels. Slice across to divide a page into panels. Tap the divider lines to edit them.
Tone Lock - you can tap the Hue control on the color wheel to turn this on or off. When on, the system adjusts the saturation and brightness of a color when changing the hue value so that that colors look nice together.
Touch-ALT now supports the Finger mode setting. This is SUPER powerful. You can use this by binding a tool (Blend, Erase, Eyedropper, Move) to the Finger. When holding one finger on the screen and then using your Pencil to paint, the mode will trigger. You can easily change between Paint and Blend simply by pressing a finger to the screen and drawing with the Apple Pencil.
Other additions and improvements:
- New Proko Pencil (based on the technique of Stan Prokopenko)
- New Flow Arrow brush in the Design brushes
- ALT (option) key now triggers the Eyedropper
- Moved Undo History to a button above Undo instead of auto-showing the bar
- New Liquify mode with Rewind and Restore options
- New quick tool actions (snap, hide grid for perspective without toggling on and off perspective)
- Hold down the color button with one finger and use your other finger to pick colors from the canvas (like the ALT key in Photoshop)
- Black and White mode for Navigator (in Settings gear).
- Flip reference images or the Navigator with a double-tap
- Global pressure, tilt and velocity curves
- Pixel pen is now a true 1 pixel pen
Ratings and Reviews
Great App, But I Have a Few Opinions
First and Foremost, this is a great app! It’s a super alternative to Procreate for artists with an iPad, or another tablet. I have used this for years and fell in love with all the customization you can do! But, I recently got a new account, and realized the limitations of the app, without the unlimited subscription. I get it, you can’t have a COMPLETELY free app, that wouldn’t make sense from a developer standpoint. But you can even add different layers, which I would like to think is why some people choose to draw online. Also, you can’t manipulate things in your drawing, which is another reason so many people choose to draw online. Ending this extremely log review, I think you should make some changes, and take out some of the “minor” customizations, and add some of the “major” customizations like layers and manipulation, and it could make it the perfect alternative for people!
Great app with a few quirks
This app has a great mix of tools and features from successful art software and it manages to not make the user experience a mess considering the amount of tools included. However, one thing that currently prevents me from using it more often is the way brush stepping is implemented and makes brushes like the airbrush not usable as the stepping is VERY noticeable and it also creates a sharp outline which should instead look as a smooth gradient. I use the airbrush a lot in my work and haven’t been able to find a setting to alleviate this issue. Other quirks are related more to a “power” user scenario. Things like layer grouping, multi layer selection are not here. Other things like persistent color picker and tools bar (shown in the first app store screenshot) don’t seem to be present or there isn’t any documentation on how to enable it. Regardless of these setbacks, this app comes filled with very useful features for precise work and manages to make the user experience a breeze for the most part. Also I think the three finger swipe to change brush size/opacity is probably the best thing since the two finger tap to undo was invented. Great work on the app and hope to see it improve!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the great review! We will look into the stepping issue you mentioned. We are also currently redesigning the Classroom section of the app to better showcase some of the features that are harder to find in the app. The first screenshot was built by docking some of the tools and the color wheel. You can dock nearly any tool or action by long-pressing on the icon and dragging it to the quick bar in the top-right. You can also dock the color wheel by using two fingers to place it on the canvas. I hope this helps!
Could be great
There’s a lot to like about Painter. It has many feature missing in other apps and if you like to customize your buttons on the interface you can do that. It has the tap to undo gesture that every drawing app must have.
My problem with Painter is that you have just s few gestures and they are not very customizable. The 3 finger to change brush size feels awkward. The main issue is with the workflow, because you have to tap a check mark to get out and accept any changes in all features. This is extremely slow and annoying. The layer menu is slow to use and is in the way but at the same time too small. I don’t like the slide out to see the other layer functions. It feel like it’s always in the wrong view.
If there was a way to get out of a feature menu by just selecting a brush with a gesture or even a button that is always in the same spot that would help. Ideally you should never have to move the pencil from where you are drawing. Features should appear under the pencil and you should be able to get out of them there as well. I don’t want to have check marks I have to tap all over the interface. It’s bad design.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the feedback! We have plans to beef up the actions you can do when double-tapping the new Apple Pencil. We also have plans to bring in copy and paste support across apps. Currently, the best way to do this in this version is by dragging and dropping files (images or PSD's) from the Files app onto the canvas, but we will be increasing this functionality in coming updates.
- Sean Brakefield
- 83.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 Sean Brakefield LLC
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- Get Everything (Trial Discount) $7.99
- Get Everything! (iPhone-only) $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.