This version of Painter works really GREAT on my Surface Pro 6. The simple interface setting makes Painter one of the best designed touch UI on Surface Pro that I have tried out ( as far as I have tested this 2020 Painter, that is). I will not test Painter 2020 any more. I will remove it from my computers sinceI do not need it. Nor will I buy the new ArtRage 6, I do not need that one either.
I still wait for Adobe Gemini to see if it is any good and if I need it. If Gemini will be a CC subscription as I assume. It will be on top of the other subscriptions probably and I can not afford that. Probably I won't need Gemini, if it is not something really extra.
I will keep on using ClipStudio and the Affinity suite. They are all I need really.
Painter 2020 is a VERY good painting software that I do not need.
The main reason for me not using Painter is the lack of Clipping Layers / Clipping Masks, like in Photoshop, ClipStudio, Affinity. I got so used to this great feature in those software and it is such a great improvement to the workflow and makes everything so much easier in my illustration work.
I have been using them Clipping Layers / Clipping Masks for some years and can really not do without them since I got so used to them. I have suggested it for Painter. But not yet in Painter...
I know all about how to use masking in Painter, but is is not the same, and a bit time consuming...
so... I keep on using my other software ... and Painter 2016 (it is good enough for me)
What you're accustomed to is SO vital when it comes to using alternative software.
I've never really been a clipping mask guy, but I definitely understand the hassle of differing features/shortcuts/workflow across platforms.
agreed. painter's outdated layer handling and complete avoidance of current non-destructive painting workflows are a real big issue with this program.
there's no reason why this program has audio brushes, but does not have clipping layers and pressure curves.
Yeah I really hope they upgrade layer features soon. I miss the "Isolate Layer" command that you can find in Photoshop (Alt-click the eyeball on the layer you want to isolate). I find it hard to live without that in Painter. Plus they could improve Clipping Layers, Layer Masks, etc. I also like the color coded layers in PS.