PixelAlley

Custom Brushes for Painter 6 through Painter X.1

by Jinny Brown and Friends


© 1994 - 2007, Jinny Brown

PixelAlley brings you a new collection of Painter 6, Painter 7, and Painter 8 Custom Brushes as a sister collection to the Painter 7 Custom Water Color Brushes. We started off with a bang! Chris Cimonetti of Fine Art Brushes fame has kindly agreed to let me host his newest Fine Art 2 collection here. David Gell, who's famous for hosting and sharing Painter 6, 7, and 8 brushes (Painter 6 for both PC and Mac) other Painter resources, and answers to impossible questions, has allowed me to post a link to his Sandman's Site along with an abbreviated list of what's there. Yesterday and today, April 26, 2004, I've added two of my custom brushes that I hope you'll enjoy. Other brushes will be added as I find time and as other artists contribute. If you'd like to participate by contributing to this central location where Painter 6, Painter 7, and Painter 8 users can share and download custom brushes, take a look at the format set up below. When you have all of the ingredients together, and files uploaded to your site, write to me and let me know. I'll add them to this page along with your name (if you choose) and a link to any other Painter brush work on your site.

A few brush strokes, or a painting, to demo the brush.
Image dimensions: no wider than 400 pixels and no taller than 550 pixels, file size: no larger than about 50kb
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Jin's Skip Brush 04© added on April 26, 2004
Jin's PushPull Multi Jitter Oily Brush added on April 24, 2004
Chris Cimonetti's Fine Art 2 Brush Library added October 17, 2002
New Brush Library Collection by Sandman, with Athos Boncompagni and Other Brush Libraries added November 7, 2002
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Happy Brush Making!
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Jin's Skip Brush Demo Painter Version: Painter 7 through Painter X.1
Brush: Jin's Skip Brush
04©
Paper: Mutiple Libraries and Multiple Papers, Default Settings
Size: Varied

Original size sample done on a 550 x 750 pixel Canvas at 300 ppi, saved as High Quality JPG in Painter 7.

Jins Skip Brush 04© - download .Zip file

This is a Captured Dab brush, meaning that the brush dab is based in an image.

Before you extract the Zip file, create a new empty folder somewhere outside of the Painter 7 or Painter 8 folders.

Extract the Zip file into that new empty folder.

Then place both
the jins_skip_brush04.xml brush variant file and jins_skip_brush04.jpg captured dab image file in the following brush category folder:

Painter 7 > Brushes > Painter Brushes > Dry Media

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Corel > Corel Painter 8 > Brushes > Painter Brushes > Chalk


Now you should be able to open Painter and when you load the default Painter Brushes library, you'll find the Jin's Skip Brush© in the Painter 7 Dry Media brush category or the Painter 8 Chalk brush category.

Read More about Jin's Skip Brush 04© and how it works.
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Jin's PushPull Multi Jitter Oily Brush Demo Painter Version: Painter 7 through Painter X.1
Brush: Jin's PushPull Multi Jitter Oily
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Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Varied

Sample done on a 400 x 519 pixel Canvas at 300 ppi, saved as High Quality JPG in Painter 8.

Jin's PushPull Multi Jitter Oily - download .Zip file

Inside the Zip file is a brush category and a brush category .JPG brush category icon image file. This means that you'll need to place them inside an existing brush library folder.

Before you extract the Zip file, create a new empty folder somewhere outside of the Painter 7 or Painter 8 folders.

Extract the Zip file into that new empty folder.

Then copy and paste the brush category folder and .JPG brush category icon image file into the appropriate folder for your Painter version as shown below:

Painter 7 > Brushes > Painter Brushes

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Corel > Corel Painter 8 > Brushes > Painter Brushes

Now you should be able to open Painter and when you load the default Painter Brushes library, you'll find a new brush category named:

Jin's_PushPull_MultiJtr_Oily

Read More about Jin's PushPull Multi Jitter Oily Brush and where to place this brush category in the Painter folders.
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Painter Version: Painter 7 through Painter X.1
Brush: Several Variants
Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Varied

Sample done on a 400 x 300 pixel Canvas at 300 ppi, saved as Excellent JPG in Painter 7, then compressed in Fireworks from 107 kb down to 40 kb.

Chris's Fine Art 2 Library - download .Zip file

Chris says this Library includes even more brush variants than the original Fine Art Library!

The little sample I did doesn't begin to do these brushes justice. Try them and you'll see.

See instructions below for extracting the fa2.zip file and locating fa2 brush library folder and files correctly:

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Instructions for installing the fa2 brush library in Painter 7 through Painter X.1:

Since some new Painter users have trouble figuring out where brush libraries need to be located in order load and work in Painter 7, Painter 8, Painter IX (IX 9.1 and IX.5, and Painter X (and X.1), the demo image below shows you where Chris's Fine Art 2 brush library should be located for Painter 7. The location will be similar for following Painter versions, but not always exactly the same depending on your Painter version. Below the demo image, I'll also show you where to place the fa2 brush library folder in Painter 8, Painter IX (IX 9.1 and IX.5) and in Painter X (and X.1). You can refer to the demo image to see what the fa2 brush library contains.

NOTES:
  • These instructions pertain only to Chris Cimonetti's Fine Art 2 brush library. Other brush downloads should be provided with specific instructions as their creators may organize them differently, they may be brush categories only, or they may be brush variants only. If the brush downloads don't come with instructions, e-mail the creator to ask how to extract, then place the folders and/or files so they'll work in Painter.
  • It is not recommended that, instead of installing the fa2 brush library, you place the Fine Art 2 brush category and its associated Fine Art 2.jpg brush category icon image in the default Painter Brushes brush library folder. The default Painter Brushes brush library is already very large and the Fine Art 2 brush category contains a large number of brush variants. Adding too many extra brush categories or brush variants to the default Painter Brushes library (or any brush library) can cause Painter to slow down. Just install the fa2 brush library as instructed below and you can avoid that problem.
Whichever version you're using, first create a new, empty folder somewhere outside of the Painter folders, then extract the fa2.zip file directly into that new, empty folder.

Painter 7 (and 7.1): Move the brush library folder, fa2, into Painter 7 > Brushes folder as shown in the demo image below.

Painter 8Move the brush library folder, fa2, into the Corel > Corel Painter 8 > Brushes folder. 

Painter IX (IX 9.1 and IX.5)Move the brush library folder, fa2, into the following folder for either Mac or Windows:

Mac - Applications > Corel Painter IX > Brushes

Windows - Program Files > Corel > Corel Painter IX > Brushes

Painter X (and X.1)Move the brush library folder, fa2, into the following folder for either Mac or Windows:

Mac - Applications > Corel Painter X > Brushes

Windows - Program Files > Corel > Corel Painter X > Brushes

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Image above created with David's Fascinating Tile Brush
© 2002 - 2006, Jinny Brown





Image by Jin using David's Calligraphy Grain Brush

Image above created with David's Calligraphy Grain Brush
© 2002 - 2006, Jinny Brown

Sandman's (David Gell's)
Marvelous Brush Libraries
for Painter 6, PC and Mac,
and Painter 7 through Painter X.1

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Thank you Sandman
for all of your work creating and converting brush libraries, sharing other resources, and for your exceptional generosity!

Download David's brush libraries, guest brush libraries, and other resources from either of his two sites;


Brush Port

David's Old Site

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.... to be continued ....



©1994 - 2007, Jinny Brown


Jinny Brown, October 17, 2002

last modified July 12, 2007