I clicked on "Upgrades"....wanting to see if there were any.
For the 'Windows version'?
The only 'upgrade' available.....is for a MAC (Leopard version).
"Painter Essentials 4" (for Windows).........is very temperamental, to say the least!
It (the software) is very particular!..........................in about how it is being used!
Get it wrong, and 'Error windows'.....pop up.
Being so new...to Painter Essentials 4, i would say that I am no different than any other new User, Jennifer.......that should try anything, and do it wrong, Painter 4 certainly lets me know ...quick-smart.....that I am indeed dong it very wrong.
The self-contained 'Tutorials' (purely for the process of painting).....only go so far, then, the User (me and others)...is basically ...on their own.
There's no visual 'Guided Tour'.......but, there is a written one, and, again, this also does not go enough, in the 'Explanation Dept.'
Just the 'bare basics' (very bare), for the User to figure it all out, and this is all before one actually starts painting.
By that, I mean, 'we have to play around with the software'.....for a long time, before we actually get to use it properly.
To see what works, or does not!
Sure, it's great fun.....to use "Auto-Paint", but!
If a User does not have a Graphics Tablet, has only the use of a Mouse, well, how professional can one make of a Sketch....or of a painting?
My best attempts look far worse.....than of a 3 year old child..
Is there a Patch/Upgrade.............for the Windows version?
No,for just the Mac "Leopold".
The 'recommended' Graphics Tablet is.....a Wacom (about $300+).
I am on Pension.
Have seen Tablets ....for around $130-165 (4 x 6's).
Will they work....with Painter 4?