I had gotten several packs of brushes for essentials and I was really loving them. I was assuming I'd still be able to use them once I upgraded. However it doesn't seem to be working. Is this not something I'm able to do? I really loved the hair brushes and lightning brush packs.
I believe they are incompatible. Your best bet may be to approach Support. I was able to replace my "Magic Mountain" brush set in Essentials 6 with the equivalent Painter version after asking Support nicely (although it was only provided as a download and not as a "purchase", so I have to be careful to back it up).
Hi Studio 429, have you tried Help > Restore Purchases? I'm not 100% sure if that will work but it's worth trying. It will prompt you for an e-mail address...so when it does, use the e-mail address you used to purchase the brushes in Painter Essentials.
I was wondering the same too!I am getting pretty hooked on Coren Painter Essentials 7, and I've already bought some brush packs, that I'm really glad using and value alot ! I'm thinking about upgrading to the 2021 version.. But I'm afraid I can't get my brush-packs with me.
I reached out today and they confirmed they do not work with the full painter. Plus they wouldn't give me a discount or anything for upgrading brush packs, since the same packs are available for painter (at least the times are the same).
That's a shame. For what it is worth, one of the benefits of upgrading to Painter is that you can recreate almost any brush from the commercial packs with a little elbow grease, as all of the customization is open to you (there are a few tricks that require you to either write your own plugin, or do some binary editing, both things I have heard about from some of the brush creators but of which I don't know the details), and the program comes with a pretty nice array of brushes pre-installed.