Hello there! I am currently evaluating Corel Painter 2021 and have the Trial version installed which is about to expire in a few days. I was doing some test and I seem to have found a major bug. I created a landscape document with the size of 1920 x 1080 and has 150 dpi. I was trying to use my Wacom pen and also my Mouse to brush over the right section of the Canvas but found out it was cut-off on the right section (pls. refer to enclosed image). I've already tried restarting the program, my PC, and re-created a new canvas with the same specs but the issue persists.
I've already contacted Corel tech support and I was passed on to email support so I'm still awaiting their reply. Since I'm not sure whether I will receive a reply on time (before Trial period expires), I started looking for answers elsewhere which led me to this Forum. I am using Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) and my system passed the Brush Accelerator test having a varied score of 8000 to 9000+ (green color). But the AVX2 feature failed (red color) for me.
Am I missing something or is this an actual bug?
oh, it's not the canvas, it's the texture in your "texture cover" brush type. for whatever reason, they don't tile, lol.
you have to pull out a texture brush controls palette (don't ask me how, I barely touched this feature because of the way it's implemented - it's next to useless without tiling), next you make the texture visible on screen, and after that you pull it around with the transform tool or something - it's in the panel - in order to paint further than its size.
you can't even make the texture stencil stick to the center of the screen independently of the canvas placement, or anything to make the process less painful.
does this happen with any other brush type i.e. a basic aibrush, or a sargent brush, for example?
Brilliant! It's the Media texture settings of the "Texture Cover" brush alright! I had to resize the texture to fit the canvas. It's weird that it didn't cover the entire canvas by default. This also happened with the brush "Texture Source Blending". I just randomly tested some brushes and the rest that I've tried so far did not cause this clipping issue. Thank you very much for clear explanation. :-)
great! I'm glad it's a "feature", not a bug in this case.
there're some great brushes in painter, with a number of really buggy ones, and some that I would love to see in other packages, but can live without.
the texture brushes had a lot of potential in theory, but since corel didn't improve on them in the years following their debut in painter 2017, I'm afraid not much will happen to enhance their application in the future either.
The tons of available brushes in Painter is just dizzying! That may be one reason Corel is having difficulty fixing the bugs as well as improving them brushes. I've actually used Corel's video editing software "Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate" and that one frequently crashes. Thus I wanted to check first whether Painter is more stable in my Windows 10 machine. I also found a great deal on Painter 2020 version and thinking whether I should just get that since I'm still new to this then upgrade to 2021 later on.
Can I ask you, if someone already has version 2020 of Painter, would you say it's worth it to upgrade to 2021? I'm actually currently evaluating 2 more other software that have similar natural painting feature and having a difficult time deciding which to get.
I'm not sure if I would outright recommend upgrading to painter 2021...
it has certain brush engine improvements, but they feel stacked on top of 4 years old oil paint technology to compete with artrage 6, released in 2019.
core features remain exactly the same, core issues that painter carries through years (hell, it's actually decades for some of them) are still present over there. it is a bit better performance-wise compared to painter 2020, but photoshop, paintstorm, clip studio paint all outperform it.
there're some long requested mac os improvements for painter 2021, but if you aren't bound to mac they were already implemented for windows users like ten years ago.
you definitely do not miss anything crucial if your OS still supports the 2020 release.
generally speaking, unless you're forced to upgrade your painter version for compatibility reasons, upgrading every 2 or 3 releases apart makes most sense right now. there will be a new painter version less than half year away, around late june or early july.