I just tried it. GPU acceleration is something I've been looking forward to for years. AND......it doesn't work on my pc. Even though my Radeon Fury X is OpenCL 1.2 compliant and I use OpenCL 1.2 renderers with my GPU. For whatever reason painter doesn't work with it, but even painter says it has OpenCL 1.2 but the option is greyed out. Nice job Corel. What a buzz kill.
considering they quietly shipped painter 2019 with no multi-core CPU support, this sounds 20/20 on brand for painter.
Or your system has a problem that causes Painter to work badly. ;-)
I have current versions of both programs, CSP works well, but Painter is much faster. I heard a lot of complaints about Paintsorm, from people in my painting group.
I do not mind using many different programs, but I am slightly irritated by your focus on Painter's defects and bypassing the disadvantages of other programs.
you don't have to pull that card, Asfodel, painter promo for last years release was centered around the suddenly acknowledged shitty, choppy performance of any version prior to 2019.
I can't relate to the paintstorm complaints either - I have no issues with it. not in comparison to the recent four or five painter iterations (and many ones before that.)
I'm mildly curious what your painting group thinks about corelware, because painter's facebook feedback is far from stellar, i.e. this:
and a pissed off tech support complaint written in a visibly angrier tone than my comments here and there...
>I am slightly irritated by your focus on Painter's defects and bypassing the disadvantages of other programs.
I mean I would have suggested taking an effexor and chilling out because I'm not forcing you to read my opinions on painter, but whatevers henny, you do you!
>I am slightly irritated by your focus on Painter's defects
on painter's avalanche of legacy issues that are barely tended to
>and bypassing the disadvantages of other programs.
which you fail to outline (and would be better off redirecting them to respective programs' developers, but whatever; I see that you are here to stan and you're putting in work doing that.)
I've been watching your posts for several years. You always complain, and if something you complain about is fixed, you complain about something else. ;-) That's why I can not take your grumbling too seriously.In Poland, people rarely buy Painter, it is expensive and the last published manual is about version 12. Most people paint in various versions of Photoshop, or in free programs. A few people I knew bought Painstrorm and then complained about technical problems, crashing and lags. Many people also complain about Painter Essentials 6 (often added to wacom tablets) - apparently program often do not work.
Asfodel if you've been watching my posts intentionally over time you would have seen an ongoing reference to painter IX, which was the last release with an acceptable combination of performance, core features (I'm not even sure it had a flip canvas command back than?), and stability.
my experience with painter went downhill from that release, and amount of projects I had to recreate from scratch, overtime work I had to put in, and a lot of stuff I don't typically complain about because it's a support forum and not my private blog, is progressively contributing to my disappointment.
I was forced out of painter entirely when a mac-specific cursor rendering bug emerged during an os update, and corel opted to sell a fix for it half year later in painter 2019, instead of pushing out an update at least for the last one or two affected releases. (fun fact: you can't use painter prior to 2019 on mac without running into workflow-affecting issues, often critical.)
I wonder why painter scene in Poland is non-existent because its neighbouring Russia used painter very extensively, until most artists moved onto something else around painter X. there always was enough money in digital illustration to cover the application costs, painter wasn't even that bad compared to photoshop, and wacom gave away painter essentials licenses since like the graphire tablet era.
that's unfortunate. I'm glad you're enjoying the painter update for what it is.
I give anything a try. Paintstorm is the closest thing to Painter I've found though. Btw, believe it or not the gpu accelerated brushes in Painter 2020 are much much faster than the ones in Paintstorm.
how's the document performance and brush resize speed?.. I already cringed coming off paintstorm's immediate and very smooth brush resize to painter 2019, and pstorm brush performance is good enough for me as it is; it also depends quite heavily on spacing settings, so that bit might be a factor.
however I must say I'm intrigued and I will try this thing out by the time they'll roll out the october/november service pack, provided it goes out of beta on mac. (knowing corel, chances are that they will require an additional imperative purchase for final releases now.)
Brush resize speed is awful, its like...they just don't care about it. I always have to manually choose my brush size. But I'd prefer using my dial on my wacom tablet. Document performance....I'm guessing you mean rotating, panning etc? Well if that is the case, they did some improvements in 2019 for that. But they are all cpu performance changes. If youu continue to add layers past a certain threshold, then panning, rotating etc becomes slow again. My view so far of Painter 2020 is that the gpu accelerated brushes are legit. The rest of the features aren't impressive.
nvm I actually tried the thing out, and, crashing brush optimizer aside, it's not that bad. it's a release that follows up on painter 2019's hype and promises; basically, a cleaned up and optimized version of last year's scam of an update.
I'm not sure what's going to be the biggest buzzkill of this version (pricing aside), it's either the disturbing Melania Trump drag impersonator on the program launch screen (bless ur heart Katarina Sokolova), or complete lack of innovation aside from the tech fixes that basically only pulled program's core performance out of the swamp corel has dragged it into.