I am trying to do a bit more with this blogging and add another download of one of my watercolor brush sets for Corel Painter 11. Actually, there are two downloads. One is called PIX Splashing Water and the other is called P11 Splashing Water. Why two downloads? Well, when I make brushes in Painter 11, they are not backward compatible to earlier versions of Painter. David Gell , an incredible brush master for Corel Painter, has a way of making the brushes backwardly compatible, and he generously makes them compatible for me. However, this time, there were two brushes that were using the Hard Media brush engine, which is not backwardly compatible. To alleviate the problem, David changed the two brushes in a way that it is impossible to tell the difference from the ones that I originally made and the ones that are backwardly compatible.
So what does this mean to you? When you click on the link below, if you are using Painter 11 select the P11 Splashing Water brushes for download. If you are using Painter IX or X, then select the PIX Splashing Water Download. If you have all three versions, then PIX Splashing Water will work for IX, X or 11. Or shoot, if you like, just download both.
“Now you are confusing folks,” quipped Kevin.
“Oh hey, Kevin. I was wondering if you were going to show up.”
“Present and here to help.”
“Oh good grief,” I sighed. ”Look it isn’t really hard. If you are working in Painter 11 and would like the set as designed, then download P11 Splashing Water. But, if you have all three versions, you can get by with just PIX Splashing Water and you will not really miss the original design because to be honest, I can’t tell the difference after David changed the variants.”
BTW, both zip files are compatible with StudioChris Brush Manager. Here is the link for the brush downloads:
Now for the next surprise. I am experimenting with videos added to the blog. Here are a couple that are 10 minutes long and show a bit about how I envisioned the use of the brushes. However, I find that folks use them in very different ways than I expect, which is great. I love to see what folks do with the brushes.
Here is the second video and it is a little longer than 10 minutes. I didn’t demo all the brushes, but if you have any problems or questions, please feel free to add a comment and I’ll try to help in any way I can.
Well that is it for this post. I hope it is enjoyable and useful to you.
“I’m impressed. You did good.”
“What? Kevin you are giving me a compliment,” I replied skeptically.
“Yes, you are learning about blogging and are picking up a few new tricks. For an old dog, that is pretty impressive.”
I don’t think I’ll answer him. I know there is a catch here, so it is best to just leave it alone.
I just noticed something. The second video doesn’t seem to have the HD option in the upper right corner like the first video does. Both were done in HD format and the video press upgrade is supposed to show the videos in HD. I have deleted the video several times, reproduced it several times, but it always posts as if it isn’t HD. Got to figure that one out. Anybody having the same problem?