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.
I've downloaded your brush category and tested the variants. Very nice!
For "The Sketchy Sculptor", I found that I needed to move the Min Size slider up a bit, then decided to move it all the way to 100%. Otherwise, the stroke began with a clump where all the bristles met and ended with a small gathering of bristles at another point, or clump.
The stroke was much more narrow, too, and the bristles much closer, not like in your demo, so I moved the Size up to about 32 and Feature up to 8.0.
An easy fix and now it's working just fine. (I liked it the other way too.)
Thanks for your generosity!
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Here's some more scratchy sculptor info. As is often the way with variants, it's a product of my own peculiar habits. In particular, that initial clumping and the bristle spread goes away if you sort of slam down each stroke with a degree of force and pressure in a given direction without hesitation. I tend to be heavy handed when I'm not doing my best avoid it. When hatching away that's how I tend to use it. It also might have something to do with my indelicate Aiptek tablet. Also, I leave the min size that low so that I can move the brush very softly and slowly and paint a single thin line without switching brushes.
I'm glad you found a fix that works for you -- that's exactly what I do at larger brush sizes as well. The larger the brush size the higher the feature needs to go in order to get that same spread. Interestingly enough, 8.0 is exacltly the spread I use on larger brush sizes.
Craig thanks for the brushes....nice demo pics to go along with them as well!
That Digital Watercolor...is exceptional!
Hyung Tae Kim...is gonna have some competition if the right people get a hold of these!!...LOL
thanks alot for sending the brushes to me in E-mail. However, I'm not sure how to install them? I read the instructions in your original post, and followed them (I think) exactly, copied the folder into /brushes/painter burshes/
But when I launch painter 9.1, they don't show up. Now, I have never used custom brushes before except custom varients I made (those that you can manager from the organizer menu), and I have just recently switched to Mac, so may be I am doing something wrong? please help!
I'd try them out on my old PC but I only have IX on the Mac.. darn
Really rating the 'sketchy tendril pencil' and the 'WC crutch' - slightly tweaked variants of them have been added to my custom brush palette. I'll post some work I've done with them when it's finished.
Not too keen on any of the others, but two new brushes I'll probably use at some point on almost any painting? Not bad...