Corel® Painter® X3 - Issues identified with Brush searching in Painter 13 on Mac OS 10.8 in a Japanese environment


We have identified limitations in search on Mac OS 10.8 in a Japanese environment. These problems will manifest themselves in Painter 13’s new Brush Search feature as returning few or no results for the word search in certain cases. We are currently working with Apple to resolve this problem in a future release of Mac OS 10.8.

If you copy a Brush Library, Brush Category or Brush Variant into Painter 13 from another user (or import a workspace) the BFF files (the files that are used for searching) are not generated automatically. To generate the BFF files export and re-import the Brush Library, Brush Category or Brush Variant, the BFF file will be generated and searching on these brushes will be available.

If you have no search results ensure that search indexing is enabled in your operating system settings.

If you have no search results immediately after installing a new OS or Painter 13 your operating system may still be indexing.

Tips for searching

Exact spelling matters
Autocomplete is not supported, search terms must be complete (except in Japanese where a 'partial word search' is possible)
Combining terms can reduce the number of results
Results are grouped by category.

You can search by brush name or brush category. For example Acrylics (category), or Real Hard Pencil 2B (variant name).


Below is a list of other search terms you can use when searching (this list excludes brush names and brush categories)

Search by Dab Type:



-Static Bristle



-Camel Hair


-Palette Knife

-Bristle Spray


-Pixel Airbrush

-Line Airbrush



-Liquid Ink Camel Hair

-Liquid Ink Flat

-Liquid Ink Palette Knife

-Liquid Ink Bristle Spray

-Liquid Ink Airbrush

-Watercolor Camel Hair

-Watercolor Flat

-Watercolor Palette Knife

-Watercolor Bristle Spray

-Watercolor Airbrush

-Blend Camel Hair

-Blend Flat

-Artists' Oils

-Computed Circular


Search by Stroke Type:






Search by Method:







-Digital Wet




Search by Source:



-Gradient Repeat


-Pattern With Mask

-Pattern As Opacity


Search by Subcategory:

-Soft Buildup

-Grainy Soft Buildup

-Grainy Edge Flat Buildup

-Grainy Hard Buildup

-Soft Variable Buildup

-Flat Cover

-Soft Cover

-Grainy Flat Cover

-Grainy Soft Cover

-Grainy Edge Flat Cover

-Grainy Hard Cover

-Soft Paper Color

-Soft Paint Remover

-Soft Paint Thickener

-Soft Alpha Colorize

-Soft Grain Colorize


-Hard Drip

-Grainy Drip

-Grainy Hard Drip

-Hard Cover Cloning

-Soft Cover Cloning

-Grainy Hard Cover Cloning

-Grainy Soft Cover Cloning

-Drip Cloning

-Grainy Wet Abrasive

-Grainy Wet Buildup

-Wet Remove Density

-Real Wet Buildup

-Real Wet Cover

-Real Wet Replace

-Real Dry Buildup

-Real Dry Cover

-Real Wet Oil

-Grainy Digital Wet Abrasive

-Grainy Digital Wet Buildup

-Digital Wet Remove Density

-Grainy Marker Abrasive

-Grainy Marker Soft Cover



Search by Plug-in:

-Glow Brush

-Graphic Print Brush

-Overlay Brush

-Hue Brush

-Hue Add Brush

-Hue Sat Brush

-Sat Add Brush

-Val Add Brush

-Val Add Sat Sub Brush

-Bulge Brush

-Deep Well Brush

-Diffuse Motion Brush

-Diffuse Pull Brush

-Horizontal Crease Brush

-Left Twirl Brush

-Liquid Brush

-Pinch Brush

-Right Twirl Brush

-Simple Diffuse Brush

-Vertical Crease Brush

-Add Grain Brush

-Blur Brush

-Comb Brush

-Relief Brush

-Sharpen Brush

-Confusion Brush

-Scratch Remover Brush



Search by special brush behaviors:


-Use Stroke Attributes


-Flow Map

-Clone Color

-Hard Media


-Stroke Jitter












Note: Engineering is currently reviewing this issue


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