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Setting up the Drawing Cursor in Painter 12

Setting up the Drawing Cursor

You can choose the icon and orientation of the drawing cursor. You can also set the drawing cursor to show a brush ghost a representation of the brush variant you choose from the Brush Selector bar.


The brush ghost (left) gives you information about the size of your brush variant. The Enhanced brush ghost (right) gives you information about the tilt, bearing, and rotation of your pen.

To choose a drawing cursor icon

1.Do one of the following:

  • (Mac OS) Choose Corel Painter 12 PreferencesInterface.
  • (Windows) Choose Edit Preferences Interface.

2.In the Cursor Typearea, enable the Iconicoption.

3.Choose an icon from the Iconic list box:

  • Brush
  • Cross
  • Torus
  • Triangle
  • Hollow Triangle
  • Gray Triangle
You can also  
Change the cursor color Click the Main Colorbutton, and click a color in the Color dialog box.
Change the cursor orientation Drag the Angle slider.


Tip: If you want the drawing cursor icon to be a single pixel, enable the Single Pixeloption in the Cursor Typearea.


To set brush ghost options

1.Do one of the following:

  • (Mac OS) Choose Corel Painter 12 Preferences Interface.
  • (Windows) Choose Edit Preferences Interface.

2.In the Cursor Typearea, enable one of the following options:

  • Brush Ghost gives you immediate visual feedback on the cursor, showing you the shape and size of the selected brush
  • Enhanced Brush Ghost gives you visual feedback about the brush size as well as the tilt, bearing, and rotation of the pen. The outer ring indicates the brush size, and the line indicates the tilt and bearing of the pen. If you have a flat-tip pen that supports 360-degree rotation, a dot appears along the outer ring to indicate the pen rotation.

The Enhanced brush ghost gives more visual feedback about your pen in relation to the tablet.

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