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Merge brush looks into the actual brush settings

Creating brush looks so that it remembers what texture your brush has is a tedious extra step. All other painting programs allow you to save the texture as part of the variant, without this extra step.
Roxane Lapa 11 months ago in Quality 0

Clean up the code. Start-up time is glacial after adding papers and brushes

Out of the box, Painter 2023 will start within 30 seconds on my PC. After adding 8 paper packs and 15 brush packs, I can go make coffee and take a bathroom break before the welcome screen appears. Seriously, it takes 4 minutes and 10 seconds. The ...
Guest 11 months ago in Quality 0

Add Shortcut keys for every interaction

I should be able to do everything I want to interact with the program without clicks or tapping with my digital tablet. To this end, I should be able to assign a keyboard shortcut for every interaction, either a toggle, separate on-off keys, or up...
Scott Ott over 1 year ago in Quality 0

need cleaning tool for Painter 2019 - and all subsequent versions

On my windows 10 PC I cannot run Painter 2019. After install, when trying to launch I get this error "the procedure entry point_svml_idiv4_mask_e9 could not be located... etc." I had installation problems with former versions before and will not g...
Guest over 1 year ago in Quality 0

Merge brush looks with brush variants

The texture and texture settings should be saved with the brush variant instead of having to create a separate brush look. Photoshop, Paintstorm Studio, etc all save the texture with the brush instead of having this extra step.
Roxane Lapa almost 2 years ago in Quality 0

Change reference image to grayscale

I find it very helpful if you can turn the reference image into grayscale. This can free up the artist in color choices. This can also help with getting the correct values in the image.
Raquel Bigby about 2 years ago in Quality 1

Add a grid to the Reference palette

Many artists will use a gird on their reference as well as on the canvas making it easier to get the right proportions in quickly without cloning.
Raquel Bigby about 2 years ago in Quality 0

Improvements to type handling

When sketching ideas/concepts, it would be It would be helpful to have improved handling of typography in Painter. Here are some examples: Independently adjust spacing between individual characters. Use different sizes in one block of text, for in...
Cher Pendarvis about 2 years ago in Quality 0

Reset paper settings

I'd like to be able to reset paper settings like angle/scale/brightness and contrast in one easy step.
Product Operations about 2 years ago in Quality 0

Improved results when collapsing layers that have merge modes

When I collapse one or more layers with certain merge modes (such as softlight), I sometimes end up with a different result. I'd like to see it fixed so that what I see before collapsing layers is exactly what I get after collapsing layer.
Product Operations about 2 years ago in Quality 1