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Join John Derry, one of the original Corel Painter authors, as he shares the creative techniques that will get beginners up and running, and shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of your head and on to your canvas. The course demonstrates how to create projects, use Painter brushes and painting styles, build templates, and work with layers and channels. John also shares pointers on setting up a Wacom tablet to interface with Painter.
In the last video we talked about what to do when a brush goes south on you, when you've made adjustments to it, or you forgot you made some changes to it, the last time you used it, and you call it up a month later and it's not behaving anything like you like. That's where you use the panic button in relationship to brushes. But what you do when Painter itself starts to behave badly? One thing that can happen is just something gets corrupted, and you find that every time you try to launch Painter it'll start to launch and boom, it crashes, every time over and over. What do you do? Well, the best thing to do at that point is do the old Shift+Restart.
So, I'm going to show you this. We're going to go ahead and close Painter. Let's just say it's been crashing on me, I'm not having any luck. I'm going to hold down my Shift key and now I'm going to launch Painter. So, it'll start up initially but then you get this. You can say, do you want to restore Painter to its factory-default settings? And you will erase customizations and things, but if the alternative is not to run Painter at all, it's better to revert to a default workspace settings then to not be able to work at all. And if it's really bad, you could even say I want to reset all of my workspaces.
I'm just going to go ahead and say Current Workspace here and now it's launching and anything file changes or corrupt files or whatever that happened before that we're causing that will go away. For example, we previously had this set, so that this was unchecked and you can seek now it's coming up just as if it's a brand-new copy of Painter. So everything is back to the original version of the application. You shouldn't have to use this very often, but in times where you just can't get things right, the best advice I can offer you is to use the Shift+Restart and get yourself back to a clean workspace and then go from there.
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