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How to download and install Workspaces and Extra Content in Painter 12

Painter 12 – Loading Extra content

One of Painter 12’s best features is its flexibility to be personalized. With the hundreds of brushes and controls one can create a workspace that is suitable for any project. For example, if you will be working mainly on Real Watercolors you may want to have the water color controls on the main work area for convenience.

The Painter team created 6 additional workspaces that can be downloaded from the website.

Painter 12’s Extra content is included on the installation CD.

Brushes

The Extra brushes included with Painter 12 need to be copied manually to the brushes directory in Painter 12

On Mac OS X

  1. Insert the Painter 12 installation CD
  2. Browse to the Corel Painter 12 disc using the Finder
  3. Open the Extras folder
  4. Open the Brushes folder
  5. Copy the desired brushes to

/ Applications / Corel Painter 12 / Brushes

  1. Alternatively, you can copy them to your user account folder. With this method however the brushes will only be available with the workspace in which they are installed 

/ Users / [User Name] / Library / Application Support / Corel / Painter 12 / [User Name] / Brushes

 
You will now be able to choose the brush library by opening the brush drawer, then clicking on the icon and choosing the desired brush set from the Brush Library submenu. 

On Windows

  1. Insert the Painter 12 installation CD
  2. Choose Install Painter Extras if you haven`t done so already
  3. Once installed, browse to the folder: 

C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content\Brushes

  1. Copy the brush folders you would like to install to the following folder
  2. Copy the desired brushes to the appropriate program files folder 

C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Brushes

  1. Alternatively, you can copy them to your user account folder. With this method however the brushes will only be available with the workspace in which they are installed

Windows XP
C:\ Documents and Settings \ [U'ser Name] \ Application Data \ Corel \ Painter 12 \ [U'ser Name] \ Brushes

Windows Vista / 7
C:\Users \ [U'ser Name] \ AppData \ Corel \ Painter 12 \ [[U'ser Name] \ Brushes
 
You will now be able to choose the brush library by opening the brush drawer, then clicking on the icon and choosing the desired brush set from the Brush Library submenu.
 
NOTE: The Painter 12.1 update adds the ability to import and export brush libraries from the brush menu. You can use these options to export the Painter 12 Extras brushes for easier installation later on.



Gradients

  1. Go to Window
  2. Go to Media Library Panels
  3. Choose Gradients
  4. On the Gradient Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner 

Hdi1.png

  1. Click Import Legacy Gradient Library
  2. Navigate to the Gradients folder under the Extras folder and choose the desired gradient library, then click Open

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.

To return to the default library

  1. On the Gradient Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Restore Default Gradient Library



Nozzles
 

  1. Go to Window
  2. Go to Media Library Panels
  3. Choose Nozzles
  4. On the Nozzle Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner

Hdi2.png

  1. Click Import Legacy Nozzle Library
  2. Navigate to the Nozzles folder under the Extras folder and choose the desired nozzles library, then click Open

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.
 

To return to the default library

  1. On the Nozzle Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Restore Default Nozzle Library


 
Paper Textures
 

  1. Go to Window
  2. Go to Paper Panels
  3. Choose Paper Libraries
  4. On the Paper Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner

Hdi5.png

  1. Click Import Legacy Paper Library
  2. Navigate to the Papers folder under the Extras folder and choose the desired nozzles library, then click Open

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.
 

To return to the default library

  1. On the Paper Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Restore Default Paper Library

 
 
Patterns
 

  1. Go to Window
  2. Go to Media Library Panels
  3. Choose Patterns
  4. On the Pattern Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner

Hdi8.png

  1. Click Import Legacy Pattern Library
  2. Navigate to the Patterns folder under the Extras folder and choose the desired nozzles library, then click Open

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.
 

To return to the default library

  1. On the Pattern Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Restore Default Pattern Library

 
 
Selections
 

  1. Go to Window
  2. Go to Media Library Panels
  3. Choose Selections
  4. On the Selection Portfolio palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner

Hdi11.png

  1. Click Import Legacy Selection Library
  2. Navigate to the Selections folder under the Extras folder and choose the desired nozzles library, then click Open

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.
 

To return to the default library

  1. On the Selection Portfolio palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Restore Default Selection Portfolio


 
Weaves
 

  1. Go to Window
  2. Go to Media Library Panels
  3. Choose Weaves
  4. On the Weave Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner

Hdi14.png

  1. Click Import Legacy Weave Library
  2. Navigate to the Weaves folder under the Extras folder and choose the desired nozzles library, then click Open

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.
 

To return to the default library

  1. On the Weave Libraries palette that appears, click the Hdi3.png in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Restore Default Weave Library


 
Workspaces

Installing Extra Workspaces

  1. Click on Window
  2. Go to Workspace
  3. Click on Import Workspace
  4. Navigate to the Workspaces folder in the Extras directory and select the workspace you would like to load. 

The default location of the Extra content on a Windows system is
C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter12\Extra Content

Mac users will need to import the content from the installation disc, or copy the Extras folder to a location on their hard drive to import from there.

You may now change your active workspace via the above mentioned Workspace menu at any time.
 

Loading Extra Workspaces at startup

  1. On the Painter 12 Welcome screen, click dropdown menu under Workspace

NOTE: You can also click Get Workspaces to find more Workspaces online at Corel.com 

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  1. Select the Workspace you would like to use

Additional Resources
More information about Importing and Exporting libraries can be found in the Painter 12 online help files
More information about Opening and Importing Brush libraries can be found in the Painter 12 online help files
More information about Customizing Workspaces can be found in the Painter 12 online help files

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