It’s slow progress with Painter. I find painting with Painter difficult at the best of times, actually maybe i’m exaggerating, but the transition from photoshop is a little awkward. SFMC’s thoughts on this thread: http://www.shoryuken.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105863 are pretty accurate in my opinioin. I really dislike the interface too.
Having said that the range of brushes are really nice, i love acrylics - which is what i used above. There is that special something when painting with Painter. Whereas with Photoshop, it always feels like you’re painting on a computer. Painter mimics real painting so well. If you have Painter i would definitely recommend using it. For me it feels like i’ve gone as far as i can go with Photoshop right now. By using Painter i might be able to try new things and then re-apply them in Photoshop. It’s all about learning i guess.
Thanks for the compliments. They are greatly appreciated.