I'm using Painter 2021. It had to be reinstalled this morning by the Corel tech (after 2 hours of him working on it). I reinstalled my purchsed brushes. Among them the Rust and Sand brush pack.
After the Painter 2021 reinstallation, Rust and Sand locks up Painter. I have to use the Task Manager to exit it. I rebooted,and tried a different brush from that pack. Same thing happened.
I've used Painter more in the past 3 weeks than I have in years. I used it only for album covers. I really like using it now.
With these current issues, I'm leary about upgrading to 2022.
Can there be a problem with a single brush pack?
Now it locks up for almost any reason. All other Apps are closed I have to use the Task Mgr to exit.
What you are describing isn't typical behavior, it could represent a deeper system issue but it's hard to say without a lot of information.
But let's (for the moment) try a few things with Painter, to see if we can get to the root of the problem...
First save any work in progress you have.
Second I would backup your workspace. This can be done via Window > Workspace > Export Workspace. Save it in a safe place. This is a 'just in case' measure.
Third, let's see if Painter locks up on a 'default workspace'. Go Window > Workspace > New workspace. Give it a name (something like 'test' and under "Based On" make sure you choose "Factory Defaults" (this step is very, very important)
Fourth, go Edit > Preferences > Performance. Click "Re-run" brush accelerator.
Now close Painter.
Try the brush...does it still lock up? Once we know this we can take the next step...