Just speculating as it's difficult to imagine a more futile product release than 2021, even taking into account a decade of miserable, overpriced contributions masquerading as paid upgrades we've come to expect as default. Seems to me the existing Painter functionality is being squeezed dry to get as much money as possible from the consumer before it's finally overcome by the competition. All we get now is a couple of gimmicks and bit of obscure functionality that wouldn't be worth the effort of a free download, let alone a wildly expensive upgrade. The core processing remains essentially unchanged since the software was launched 20+ years ago.
I've used Painter for 17 years. During that time I've participated in beta testing, provided product art and spent time compiling detailed information, at Corel's request, on how to make Painter better. All my input without exception has been ignored. Ever wonder why there are only about three pros in the entire illustration industry who use Painter (with me being one of them)? Because it's stagnant, poor value, full of gimmicks and developed by people who don't have the first clue about digital illustration and have no desire to learn, even when that information is handed to them on a plate.
And no, Corel, please don't send me another email asking for my 'invaluable' input, because I really have better things to do with my time.
Hi. I love your illustrations. What could make Corel Painter better for you ?
Performance was beter in this new version, but yeah i also wish that for next version of painter, they just stop of creating "new mechanics" and just upgrade everything else, like cropping tool for example. For me the huge jump was painter 2019, man that version was packed with full great stuff. But in this version there is also a lot of things that improve my work flow too. But yeah instead of just upgrading two or three things. Would be great if here 30 things you wanted are added to painter. That would be dreamy. But i still think painter 2021 is the best on the line so far.
The new i.A styles aren’t not only ugly, but they aren’t new. Just swiped from CorelDraw.
I share your frustration. I asked Tanya Lux on youtube about the Clone Tinting and how it differs from the COLOR layer blending mode. She replied it has different features and directed me to a Skip Allen video which only confused me more. Very annoyed that you can not get a direct answer when asking a legitimate question. There is NOTHING Painter can do that Photoshop can not. I loved Painter IX but updates since have not brought much to the table. Time to abandon Painter as Painter has abandoned it's loyal customer base.
I also hate the fact that each time you fire up Painter you must do a brush tracking routine. It's not required in ArtRage or Photoshop. So why in Painter. What a time waster.
I also regret the update to 2020 and will not be purchasing anything after 2021.This will continue unless Corel tries to be honest with their users.
But kenmo,brush tracking to be a very useful feature.It optimizes the subtle differences in input due to different physical conditions at the time.It's not the occult or anything like that, but it actually works.I consider this to be one of the few features of Painter that is not found in other software.