Painter 7 Changes Colors
when Water Color's Eraser Variants are used
by Jinny Brown  e-mail

copyright 1994 - 2001, Jinny Brown
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Corel Painter 7 Developers and Product Manager, Writers, whoever knows...

Please explain the following Painter 7 behavior as I can find nothing in either the hard copy Painter 7 User Guide or in the Help menu Search function using every word I can think of that might pertain to this problem.  Documentation for the Water Color brushes is extremely light in the Painter 7 User Guide and neither it nor the Water Color tutorial supplied on the CD even begin to answer these questions.. and others (correct me if I'm wrong.. I'll be happy if that's the case):

1. I opened a new white Canvas.

2. Made the Primary Color R:149, G:13, B:33 and Secondary Color R:37, G:37, B:219.

3. Opened a New Water Color Layer (1st), picked the Water Color Diffuse
Camel variant, switched to the Secondary Color R:37, G:37, B:219, then
painted.

4. Switched to the Water Color Eraser Salt variant and painted (but read Step 5). 

5. Painter 7 automatically switched back to the former Primary Color R:149, G:13, B:33

6. I switched to a new Primary Color R:219 G:118 B:37.

7. Switched to the Water Color Diffuse Camel variant. 

8. Opened a New Water Color Layer (2nd).

9. Painted on the New Water Color Layer.

10. Switched to the Water Color Eraser Dry variant.

11. Painter 7 automatically switched to a completely new Primary
Color R:69 G:172 B:6 and Secondary Color white.

12. I switched to the Water Color Diffuse Camel variant.

13. Painted on the same New Water Color Layer (2nd).

14. I switched to the Water Color Eraser Salt variant.

15. Painter 7 automatically switched to Primary Color R:219 G:118 B:37 (this was my newly picked color in Step 6) and Secondary Color R:149 G:13 B:33
(this was the Primary Color in Step 2).

16. Painted again on the same New Water Color Layer (2nd).

17. I switched to the Water Color Diffuse Camel variant and painted
again on the same New Water Color Layer (2nd).

18. Switched to the Water Color Eraser Dry variant.

19. Painter 7 automatically switched to Primary Color R:69 G:172 B:6
and Secondary Color white (these were the completely new colors Painter 7 automatically chose as the Primary and Secondary Colors in Step 11).

20. I didn't paint this time.

21. I switched to the Water Color Eraser Diffuse variant.

22. Painter 7 automatically switched to Primary Color R90 G:80 B:31
and Secondary Color white.

23. I opened a New Water Color Layer (3rd).

24. Switched to the Water Color Runny Airbrush variant and painted on
the New Water Color Layer (3rd).

25. I switched to the Water Color Eraser Grainy variant.

26. Painter 7 automatically switched to Primary Color white and Secondary Color white.

27. Painted using the Water Color Eraser Grainy variant.

28. Switched to the Water Color Dry Bristle variant.

29. Switched to Primary Color R:1 G:155 B:193 and Secondary Color
R:193 G:181 B:1.

30. Painted on the same New Water Color Layer (3rd).

31. Switched to the Water Color Eraser Wet variant.

32. Painter 7 switched to Primary Color R:79 G:81 B:41 (sorry, I forgot to note what Painter 7 did to the Secondary Color this time.. I'm guessing it was white so that's what you see in this screen print inserted to show you the Primary Color).




NOTE: Well.... that's what I said when first reporting this in an e-mail to the Painter list but when I went back through these steps a second time to make screen shots, the colors switched as follows: Primary Color R:149 G:13 B:33 and Secondary Color R:37 G:37 B:219.

33. Painted on same New Water Color Layer (3rd) - yukky olive green
blob (and this with an Eraser!). Take a look:

That's enough for today. I am completely befuddled (among other things). 

Please supply us with information that will explain how these Water Color variants are supposed to work and what's happening with Painter 7 changing the colors

Giving Corel and the Painter 7 Developers credit for intending them to work this way, it's still hard to use them without documentation or someone available to teach us. If I've missed something that's available on the CD, please tell me where it is and I'll be happy to read it and try to learn.

Jinny
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Jinny Brown, August 27, 2001
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