The rubber stamp (clone) tool in Painter 2021 doesn't seem to have any way to change it from the hard edge "mode" to soft edge like it used to. Is this no longer possible or a glitch or did I miss some setting? I always only used it with the soft edge - right now I'm having to switch my file between 2021 and an older version of Painter in order to use the soft edge stamp. Really busts up my workflow.
I will admit to not having used this feature very often in Painter. How did you change the mode in the prior version? And which version is that?
Painter X or 11 (not sure about anything in between 11 and 2021 versions) - when you select the rubber stamp tool, the brush properties bar shows a choice of soft or hard mode, here's a screenshot:
I'm not familiar with the cloning operations in painter, but corel tend to upgrade and revamp them every once in a while.
I recall there were at least two or three cloning tool upgrades that were advertised as major features following painter 11 release - I can confirm the buttons from the old version are no longer present at all, so it's not a bug.
what does paint help document say about those? are they still described in the manual?
I'm also afraid that you might have to use an old version for as long as possible if it has this tool operating the way you need it to.
If there is anything in the help documentation, I couldn't find it. I also played around with different clone brushes and so forth and that rubber stamp tool just won't change from the hard edge. Grrrrr There are a lot of other issues with 2021 and I sure wish they'd come out with a patch or something!
corel used to provide an annual service pack that attempted to resolve the most blatant issues with their latest painter versions since switching to the annual release cycle with painter 2015.
painter 2021 did not get any bugfix treatment at all, with a minor exception for a brush accelerator update for painter 2020/21 that got rolled out at some point.
they either gave up on this release altogether and pretended it didn't happen (which is not far off from reality - it came and went, a hushed flop that no one in particular cared about), or they decided to force users into purchasing more frequent paid updates by cutting free servicing out entirely.