since amazon already halted digital sales of 2018 and this is available publicly, it's time for us to get hyped for the next release that is practically around the corner!
is there a mascot more fitting than a rat for a corel development?
amazon release notes!
Enhanced Performance ; noticeably faster brushes and up to 50% faster rendering when zooming, panning and rotating.
New Dark user interface theme; launch a refreshing, professional interface that makes your artwork the focus.
New Application icons and controls; features over 650 re-designed icons to make things easier on the eyes, simple to understand, and more efficient to use.
New Brushes and Patterns; gain inspiration with 36 remarkable new brushes and 5 new Patterns custom designed for concept artists and video game designers. But any artist will love them.
Enhanced Color workflow; see your selected color choices more clearly with new grabbers in the Color Wheel. Or, pin the Temporal Color Selector for easy access. (if this doesn't include rectangle mode for the color wheel you literally can keep it - ipc.)
no downloadable demo available at the time of the posting, but enough interesting information provided by amazon - no mentions of new layer modes (that other companies provide during in-between free updates), and no mentions of another failed attempt at simulating real liquin fumes either - which at this point is a relief.
- do you think this is going to be the performance and stability release painter community has been begging for since 2012, or we are in for a low-effort paintstorm rip-off that brings nothing aside from on-screen temporal color wheel that no one asked for and everyone hated in painter essentials?
- are you excited for this version given that sketchbook pro went freeware a month ago, and corel are currently being sued by microsoft for, surprisingly, UI patent infringement?
- do you still think that supporting a company that uses cyber-squatting as a marketing choice is good for your artistic integrity?
- and, most importantly, are you ready to say 你好 to the 科立爾Painter 2019?
This is interesting. Because for around half a year I was in contact with corel support complaining about terrible performance of painter when you rotate your canvas outside of 90 degree angles. Basically if you have more than one layer, and you are on a decent size canvas, painters performance would be archaic when you rotate. Like 5 second brush stroke delays. And I'm on a Ryzen 1800x with 64gb of ram.
While I was in contact with corel, they said they could not replicate the issue. Seemed like they could and decided to make it a pay to fix feature. YES!!!!
Personally, I think Paintstorm still a work-in-progress with enough show-stoppers to put it aside while keeping an eye out for future updates. I tried the "free" Sketchbook Pro. With it's all of it's one brush with no ability to change brush settings and big sign to "upgrade" for the normal price.
I'm impressed to see a UI update. Painter 2018, all bugs aside, biggest quirk was most likely it's out-of-date UI, which was reminiscent of Windows XP. Is that why Microsoft is sueing Corel? For copying the Windows XP UI?
Some more information learn.corel.com/.../
Looks like they finally bring true black color. May be the only positive changes for this version. Well, all of those videos are dated - May, so maybe there will be some more changes.
isn't that amazing when corel stops gaslighting their users once they run out of ideas to steal from other, better apps (I'm going to pretend they "accidentally" arrived to a complete clone of painstorm's legacy UI with less features and likely no interface lock implemented) and suddenly sees commercial appeal in optimizing their horrible program code?
anyway I'm not expecting much, we've heard the "1333 PERCENT MORE PERFORMANCE GUYS IT OUTPERFORMS ITSELF TRULY, BUY OUR UPGRADE!!!!" lie so many times over past years while in reality painter 7 running on the modern hardware will probably still blow current versions out of the water.
I hope they at least fixed the broken cursor rendering on mac, otherwise it's 不濟 from me!
I can agree with you on the paintstorm (still, it does the only thing I need from it, the cross-layer blending, and it does it well), however I still respect that a package run by one person can ~inspire corel vultures for their another UI redesign. I swear the only thing this package gets more often than UI facelifts is brush rendering downgrades (and judging by a promise of "noticeably faster brushes" they find new ways to botch old code over and over again.)
I think there's some misunderstanding about the sketchbook thing. autodesk only shows a banner asking you to register a free AD account and log-in from inside the app. after you activate it, the program is free of charge. there's more than one brush (and more than one brush type too, it's vaguely comparable to photoshop) with optional extra libraries.
here's what my brush selection looks like, top row are my own random custom-made brushes and a blender.
if you ever work with large-sized documents bigger than 300 - 500 mbs with multiple nested layer groups, painter shows a plethora of other quirks fast, it's actually unusable. another "quirk" that makes my blood boil is complete disregard of layer blending modes since the painter acquisition that happened in 2001 - they are still inconsistent with other apps, and having two (three? I can't recall right now) identical copies of "multiply" layer mode while not having the dodge/burn functionality transferred is asinine. (what are dynamic layer modes? non-destructive editing literally like whomst?)
corel lost a lawsuit from microsoft regarding patended microsoft office design elements, more details here -
it's not the painter team involved, but it's indicative of their scavenging developing approaches (the procreate domain squat is just as foul, just as in-line with their corporate methods.)