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)
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.