I just upgraded to Painter 2022 from Painter 2019. I managed to download the old brushes and get my purchased brush packs copied into the correct Brushes folder. But there is SO much else that I customized in P2019, like Workspaces, custom palettes, other artist's shared brushes, stuff like that. I haven't used Painter in several years, so it's almost like starting over. It would be nice if a few things looked familiar. Is there any quick way to sync it all to P2022?
If you save a p19 worspace it "may" work OK in P22...but it may also mess it up or break later. Best to simply import stuff from old to new and arrange workspace to suit new version and save that new workspace as a backup.
Good points, Doug--starting from scratch is generally more reliable than importing a workspace.
Sandman before extensively customizing the the interfaces panel locations, etc. also consider trying a few the layouts to see if one is an easier starting point...for example you may find the "Classic" layout feels more familiar.
This can be found via Window > Layout > ....
A big change for Painter 2022 is the brush library. It appears that a lot of people like the newly organized approach, but understandably some have developed a workflow around the older library from 2019 and previous. So if that's the case consider exporting your entire 2019 brush library and importing it into 2022...that may help things feel more familiar, especially if you switch brushes a lot.
Also make sure to run the brush accelerator so Painter can take determine if it can take advantage of any GPU hardware you may have and increase your brushing performance.
COOOL!!!! I am so glad you told me about the accelerator. I didn't know that existed. It's found my TitanX and 32gb ram. So much better - 110x in fact. Thank you!!
My workspace did work. Fortunately, it was mostly just layout. And I was able import my brushes, too. Thanks.