I believe this might be an already knows issue but I didnt expect it to still be prevalent after just having upgraded to painter 2020.
What happens is that when I switch to the Eraser tool I notice a very small delay (which is somewhat ok) but once I try and switch back to Another brush (detailed oil brush in my case) I delay occurs until painter managed to switch back to the brush in question. This is massively offputing since it really disrupts my flow while painting. Are there any known solutions for this issue?
My setup is as follows:
PC with a GTX980, i7 and a wacom cintiq.
Hi, John,I don't use the Eraser tool, but I just tried switching between it and the Detail Oils Brush in the Oils category-is that the one you're using-and it switched no problem.
So a few things:
1. If Painter gets sluggish, save your work, quit and relaunch. That usually irons out any troubles.
2. Use a brush in the Eraser category, instead.
3. I don't use erasers. If I want to erase, I press option, Mac; alt, Windows to access the eye dropper, click on the area next to what I want to erase, then paint on the area to erase and that is about the simplest way for me.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the quick reply, I switched from using the Eraser tool to the brush variant as per you suggestion and it works just a little bit quicker than when I used the tool option for some reason :P There is still a bit of a delay but I guess I can live with it until a patch or something arrives.
Another thought-you know about custom palettes, right? I put my brushes in them to avoid having to go into the Brush Selector each time I want a brush.
If you put the brush and the eraser brush in custom palettes it's pretty easy to switch between them.
If you've never used custom palettes, press shift and click and drag on the Brush Selector icon into your image and let go. The selected brush appears on a custom palette. Then select other brushes and press shift and click and drag on the Brush Selector icon into the custom palette to add brushes.
Apologies if you already knew how to do custom palettes but maybe will help others reading this who don't.
I´ve been using painter for a few years but I wasn´t aware of the custom palette functionality since I mostly rely on the recent brush functionality. Thank you yet again for the suggestion!
Hi, John,I'm glad you found the custom palette information helpful. I have tons of them organized either by project or function.