Hey all. I posted these in my sketchbook already, but I figured that it couldn't hurt to leave them out here for everyone. These are all for for Painter IX, but some might work with older versions.
so, here they are
To install: Close Painter. Expand the zip file directly into your Painter/Brushes/Painter Brushes folder. On most systems that folder is CProgram Files\Corel\Corel Painter IX\Brushes\Painter Brushes
Here's what's in the new brush category:
The Scratchy Sculptor - All purpose crosshatch-style painter.
This is certainly my favorite brush. I recommend frequent color changes (using the alt-click method) along with an even crosshatch. Using this brush you can get a blended look without blurring. I do all my modeling work with this while zoomed in rather close. Let me know if you find this brush working well for you -- I'm curious.
Just Plein Quick - Speedy Tweaked Artist Oil
This brush is low-processor, and it moves smoothly no matter how large the brush size. There's a nice dab, thick-to-thin pressure, and a semi-constant flow of paint that I really enjoy. There's also just a touch of HSV variance to give the stroke a just-mixed sort of look. The 'Plein' comes from Plein Air. When painting plein air, this is the digital brush I wish I had on hand while I spend my time playing with actual oil paint.
Just Plein Empty - Artist Oil's based blender.
This is the "Just Plein Quick" brush without any paint on it. It's like using a bristle blender. It seems more painterly and closer to the real thing than some ready-made blenders like Just Add Water. You can see a quick before and after in the pic above.
The Sketchy Tendril - Expressive Sketching Pencil
This takes a light hand and some getting used to. Once you're used to it though, it's a smooth way to tackle a sketch. I made this with the intention of drawing very deliberate pencil strokes. If your hand gets ahead of you, you can find the results too unpredictable. This is also great for strands of hair etc...
Pressure Pits - Texture Brush
This is a texture brush that responds very well to pressure. Start out with a light hand and work up to a heavy dab. The brush is based upon a scan of a small section of orange peel. It's great for lots of stuff beyond citrus though.
The Hermes Marker - Sketching Marker
One has to watch out for the build-up with this, but the line quality and responsiveness of this brush has grown on me over time. It's useful for sketching, especially with a light touch.
The WC Crutch - Quick and Simple DWC Coloring
This is the comfortably-tweaked dwc brush I turn to when I want to quickly color a digital sketch. It gets the job done without a lot of fuss. It works well as an opaque cover that nonetheless appears rather transparent, giving the impression of deliberate color.
They all take some getting used to, but I use em all happily. Feel free to post anything you manage to create with em. I'd be more than curious to see the results. Oh, and feel free to ask any questions/complain.