Paper Drips Library for Earlier Version Of Corel Painter

Hello Everyone,

Previously I provided my Corel Painter 12 Paper Library, Paper Drips, for Painter 12 users.  Then I found out it was only compatible for PC users.  David Gell provided a version that is compatible for Corel Painter 12 MAC users…see previous post today.  However, if you are using an earlier version of Corel Painter you are out of luck…until now. 

Our friend David Gell, when correcting the paper for MAC users, pulled out the JPEGs used to create the papers and provided them in a zip file.  That means that if you are using Painter IX – 11, you can open a paper JPEG, select all, and then use the capture paper command in your paper palette options menu to make the paper yourself.  I put the crossfade slider on zero rather than letting it default to 16.

Paper Drips JPEG Downloads

David, thank you again for your valuable help. 



7 responses to “Paper Drips Library for Earlier Version Of Corel Painter

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  2. Hi, Skip, where I can find the Paper Library, Paper Drips, for Painter 12 on the file you have here there is only the jpg files. Please let me know where I can download your papers Drips and Skip textures.

    Also I have a question on how to import illustrator files to painter, it doesn’t work, I have try to save on all the illustrator files possible even the very old ones but it is not importing the file, I receive an error message. Do you know how to import a vector image to painter?
    I have a lot of vector files that I did on corel draw that I want to use on painter, painter doesn’t allow me to import files from corel draw, then I save some files to illustrator and I can not import them either.

    I will appreciate any help you can give me .


    • Hi Lucia,

      If you are using a PC, the paper library can be found with the link for the brushes Drips and Runs…look here: IF you are on a MAC look about 3 or so posts later for the MAC version. The JPEGs were for folks who were using earlier versions of Painter.

      You are correct, you cannot open Illustrator or CorelDraw files in Painter in their native format. You can save them as JPEGs, PNGs, or TIFFs and then open them in Painter. And Illustrator will export a file as a Photoshop file…PSD, which can be opened in Painter. My CorelDraw hasn’t been installed in my new computer, so I can’t check it, but I suspect that you can export a PSD file from CorelDraw, too, but if not, you can save the file as a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF.

      Hope this helps,

      • Thanks, I found the papers.
        About the illustrator file, if you go to file in painter, the acquire, I receive a message that ai file does not have a Bounding box and does not appear to be a valid ilustrator file, I am sure it is a ai file because I can open the file with illustrator and corel draw, do you have any idea what is a bounding box?


        • OMGosh, I totally forgot about acquire. I seldom use Illustrator, so I am at a loss here. But, I believe Painter can acquire AI files saved from version 3 or earlier. I looked in Illustrator CS6 and didn’t see an option for saving other than AI…not sure what version 3 is. Anyway, Corel’s help files indicate save the file in version 3 or earlier.

          Sorry I cannot be more help, Skip

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