Mixing pad is a nice feature but falls short of mixing colours for real, and Painter 2021 has not improved this.
This has always fallen short of the real experience. What’s also unfortunate is how I can save the colours created from my own mix is clunky!!!
Currently, saving colours from my mixer pad means putting a number in a dialogue box that pops up. This always amuses me, as I have no control of the colours it saves. It would be helpful if there was a better way for me to save my colours / shades from the mixes I make easily rather than the clunky multi-step that just slows down creativity.
In Painter 2021 I really like the new colour features. I cheered when I saw the new harmony options, finally there was something that was related to colour that improved the creative process when I paint with Painter.
A further improvement would be how the mixer pad works, and making it less painful for me to save my own colours to my own colour sets.
Another improvement to the Mixer Panel would be to add a working "Add Color to Color Set" button at the bottom of the panel instead of burying it in the Mixer Panel Menu.
Also if you have the Color Wheel Panel hidden, there is no feedback on what color you are choosing in the Mixer - it would be good to have a little "active" swatch that displays the current color in the Mixer.
Having an accessible "Add Color to Color Set" button would have helped - but it would be so neat if I could hover over the mixed colours in the mixer pad where a button on my pen (tablet) / right click of the mouse would magnify it where than I can go to the shade or colour I'm looking for and with another button on my pen (tablet) / left click of the mouse it would add it to custom color set (where elsewhere i have made it a default to save all my new colours to). Yep - ha ha - that would be so neat.