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Painter 7 Custom Water Color Brushes
NOTE: All of these brushes can be used in Painter 8!
by Jinny Brown and Friends e-mail
copyright 1994 - 2005, Jinny Brown

Paulo Roberto Purim and I (we co-moderated the Painter Can Forum at In Depth Discussions for about a year and a half ending in December 2002) agreed to start a page for Painter 7 custom Water Color Brushes, examples and downloads. If you'd like to participate by contributing to this central location where Painter 7 users can share and download custom Water Color brushes, take a look at the format we've 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 7 or Painter 8 Water Color work on your site. 

A few brush strokes, or a painting, to demo the brush.  Image dimensions: 400 x 300, file size: about 40kb

Water Color Brushes File Download and Management Questions and Answers

New Brush by Jin, Added August 22, '02, Paints Pooled Edges

Happy Brush Making!

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Brush: WCDryCamel-antique-pool
Paper: Default Library, Rice Paper, Default Settings
Size: Changed to 63.9 from brush's default size setting Painted: inside Selections made with the Lasso tool.

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.

Jin's 1st Brush - download .XML file
(first Painter 7 custom Water Color brush)
To see a larger demo of this brush, click Painter 7 Findings - Tips and Facts.

Brush: Water Bristle
Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Default size setting for the brush
Painted: Freely with overlapping strokes. The final "bristle" effect was obtained painting with white, which in Painter 7's new water color technology is said to be eqivalent to pure water.
Color Set: Not available
Sample done on a 400 x 300 pixel Canvas, saved as TIFF in Painter 7, then compressed in Adobe Photoshop 6 down to 40 kb.

BROKEN LINK - Paulo's Water Bristle Brush - download .XML file

Regrettably, this custom brush variant is temporarily missing in action, pending notice from Paulo as to its whereabouts. 

Brush: Water Useful Diffuse
Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Default size setting for the brush
Painted: Freely. An important feature of this brush is that it's Painter 6 like, that is, you can use it to cover darker areas with brighter colors. The light-colored road on the foreground, for example, was painted as an afterthought over the darker green grass background. Have a try!
Sample done on a 400 x 300 pixel Canvas, saved as TIFF in Painter 7, then compressed in Adobe Photoshop 6 down to 40 kb.

Paulo's Water Useful Diffuse Brush - 
download .XML file

Matt's Old Water Color Brush - download .XML file

Click here to read more about this brush.

Brush: Water Cool
Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Default size setting for the brush
Painted: Overlapping strokes on a single layer. This is a variation of Jinny's first brush. I like the pooling/wet fringe effect of the strokes.
Sample done on a 400 x 300 pixel Canvas, saved as TIFF in Painter 7, then compressed in Adobe Photoshop 6 down to 40 kb.

Paulo's Water Cool Brush - download .XML file

Brush: Water Sicilian
Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Default size setting for the brush 
Painted: With a three color pallete. This is a Painter 6-like cover brush: the yellow area on the foreground was painted over the deep blue.

Sample done on a 400 x 300 pixel Canvas, saved as TIFF in Painter 7, then compressed in Adobe Photoshop 6 down to 40 kb.

Paulo's Water Sicilian Brush - download .XML file

Brush Category: tlb-sw647
Notes: The first two brushes in this set, mimic A and mimic B are as close as Terrie's been able to get to the Painter 6 Water Color's Simple Water brush. Both mimic A and mimic B were used at various points in Terrie's Blondes Have More Fun
painting. She adjusted the opacity and brush size while working on the image, but none of the other
controls were modified. The drawing brush was used for the Blondes sketch and dry bristle was used in Blondes for the weeds and fence posts on the left side of the painting. 

Terrie's tlb-sw647 Brushes - download Zip file

Terrie's tlb-sw647 Brushes - download .exe file

The download files contain all of the Brush Variants
in this set and the Brush Category's .JPG icon image file:

1. mimicA: tlb-sw647-a 
2. mimicB: tlb-sw647-b
3. drawing: tlb-sw647-draw
4. diffuse: tlb-sw647-diffuse
5. grainy-bristle: tlb-sw647-grain-bristle
6. dry-bristle: tlb-sw647-dry-bristle
7. 30 x 30 pixel .JPG: tlbsw647.jpg
 

Brush: JinsPooledBottomEdge01
Paper: Default Library, Basic Paper, Default Settings
Size: Default size setting Painted: on an existing image lifted to a Water Color Layer.

Sample done on a 400 x 300 pixel Canvas at 300 ppi, saved using Save for Web as High quality JPG in Photoshop 5.5.

JinsPooledBottomEdge01 - download .XML file
To learn more about how the brush can be used, see the Painter 7 Water Color Demonstrations section.

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.... to be continued ....
Jinny Brown, September 25, 2001
last modified on August 29, 2005
©1994 - 2005, Jinny Brown
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