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Old 11-29-2006, 04:04 PM
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Paint Engine Watercolor Presets

Here's my current collection of PE settings that more-or-less render a watery look. Your mileage will vary. Some of these I created; others were posted by other folks.

IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions in the posts at the top of this thread for installation. Pay particular attention to the requirements that setting numbers must be 00-99 and that entries with duplicate setting values will be ignored.

Setting91=!!Water Brushes;1,1,0,0,2,8,0,16,17,0,100,207,116,18,1,0,0,0,0,31
Setting92=!!Watercolour3;1,1,0,0,0,0,4294967172,4294967213,15,2,100,207,87,44,0,2,14,0,4294967295,2
Setting93=!!Wetpaper;1,1,0,0,0,5,4294967150,4294967118,20,2,100,500,96,41,3,-5,0,6,4294967294,1
Setting94=!!Wettness;1,1,0,0,0,0,4294967172,4294967213,40,2,100,300,56,59,-2,2,-7,-1,4294967295,2
Setting79=!!Waterspatter;1,1,0,0,0,8,4294967172,4294967213,15,2,100,141,87,44,0,2,14,0,4294967295,2
Setting95=!!WC loose grain;1,1,0,0,0,0,4294967172,4294967213,15,2,100,194,87,44,0,50,14,-4,4294967295,2
Setting96=!!Soften edges;1,1,0,0,0,8,4294967172,4294967213,15,2,100,141,87,44,0,2,-49,0,4294967295,2
Setting97=!!Wet grainy;1,1,0,0,0,1,4294967230,90,27,1,100,174,85,43,-6,8,0,15,4294967195,10
Setting98=!!Wetter2;1,1,0,0,0,0,4294967172,4294967213,34,2,100,54,56,59,0,2,-7,-1,4294967295,2
Setting99=!!Waterpaper;1,1,0,0,0,1,52,1,38,1,192,41,8,65,17,11,0,0,4294967295,4294967295
Setting78=!!Watercolor 2a;1,1,0,0,0,0,4294967172,4294967213,16,2,88,124,87,44,0,2,14,0,4294967295,2
Setting71=!!watercolor 2;1,1,0,0,0,0,236,277,34,2,100,124,87,44,0,2,14,0,359,2
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:03 PM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)



Hi Danny,, ive just downloaded PE and followed your instructions but still have no settings, i will include a screenshot of my location and i added the ini also changed the original file to fmachine-old.ini but still nothing showes up in the settings, i always put off doing these things for this reason i always stuff it up lol, im using wxp

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-21_094803.png

thanks Bev
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:40 PM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)

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Hi Danny,, ive just downloaded PE and followed your instructions but still have no settings, i will include a screenshot of my location and i added the ini also changed the original file to fmachine-old.ini but still nothing showes up in the settings, i always put off doing these things for this reason i always stuff it up lol, im using wxp

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...-21_094803.png

thanks Bev
Hi Bev...

Not to worry. Probably something minor. You know how fussy computers can be.

From the screenshot you posted it appears Fmachine.ini is in the right place, but I have Win2K, not XP, so I am not absolutely positive.

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re: " ...i added the ini "
What do you mean by that? There should be no reason to modify the name of the file that came in the .zip.

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Let's be sure PE is working with its native settings. If it does, that means the problem is elsewhere:
* Delete the file you renamed
* Drag/drop fmachine.ini from the original PE download .zip into \Windows
* Stop/restart your image editing program

Can you see the PE presets by clicking on the down-arrow above the button labeled 'Delete'?

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If this works, drag/drop fmachine.ini from the RetouchPRO .zip into \Windows. ("OK" to the duplicate file message.)

Keep me posted.

~Danny~
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:51 PM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)



Hi Danny and let me say that i appreciate the quick response, you are the most reliable person on the internet for doing that , thank you

Now it seems i created this problem myself i did what u said and deleted and restored the settings ,in windows mine now says fmachine only no ini i downloaded it after reading abou,t it here, had it a year ago and wasnt happy with it anyway i added the ini as i was reading about in the opening post as i thought thats what i had to do, thought it was strange that u had to add something after downloading,and that was the problem. I still dont understand about adding the ini my download is working with out it....

Ok now i have your zip on my desktop fmachine-old.ini where do i put it from there please........(without being rude lol)

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:09 PM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)

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Hi Danny and let me say that i appreciate the quick response, you are the most reliable person on the internet for doing that , thank you

Now it seems i created this problem myself i did what u said and deleted and restored the settings ,in windows mine now says fmachine only no ini i downloaded it after reading abou,t it here, had it a year ago and wasnt happy with it anyway i added the ini as i was reading about in the opening post as i thought thats what i had to do, thought it was strange that u had to add something after downloading,and that was the problem. I still dont understand about adding the ini my download is working with out it....

Ok now i have your zip on my desktop fmachine-old.ini where do i put it from there please........(without being rude lol)

thanks Bev
Thanks for your kind words. I try to be as responsive as possible.

It's not clear from your reply if you can see PE's default presets after replacing the renamed file.

Can you see the preset lists in the PE menu?
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:32 PM
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Sorry Danny it is a bit convoluted lol

OK yes i can now see the presets in adobe ps alls well .........

my setting in windows reads ( fmachine ) only no (ini ) at all ..........
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i have your file ready to install on my desktop (fmachine-old.ini)how do i now proceed ........Oh and while i have u is there a way to create a short cut to allow Painter 9 to access this filter.......

cheers Bev

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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)

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Sorry Danny it is a bit convoluted lol

OK yes i can now see the presets in adobe ps alls well .........

my setting in windows reads ( fmachine ) only no (ini ) at all ..........
)
i have your file ready to install on my desktop (fmachine-old.ini)how do i now proceed ........Oh and while i have u is there a way to create a short cut to allow Painter 9 to access this filter.......

cheers Bev
No worries. Doing this type of debugging "by forum posts" isn't always the easiest thing to do, but we're making good progress. The end is in sight. (LOL)

re:fmachine-old.ini (on your desktop)
* rename
fmachine-old.ini (on your desktop)
to
fmachine.ini
* drag the newly renamed fmachine.ini from your desktop into \Windows, replacing the original fmachine.ini containing the default settings
* Stop/start Photoshop and you should be good to go.

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So what's up with fmachine-old.ini?

As time goes along, many people create their own PE presets which are saved in fmachine.ini. The purpose of renaming fmachine.ini to fmachine-old.ini is to preserve any custom presets that have been created. Since you have a "fresh" fmachine.ini, there's no need to "protect it" from being overwritten when you drag/drop the alternate fmachine.ini from RetouchPRO into \Windows

Make sense now?

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There is a Windows setting that "hides" the three character "extension" on some file names, e.g., .doc, .xls, .psd, .jpg, .ini, etc. So a file named fmachine.ini would be displayed by Windows as just fmachine.

With this setting in effect Windows would display fmachine.ini.ini as fmachine.ini, which probably helped make thing more confusing.

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re: Oh and while i have u is there a way to create a short cut to allow Painter 9 to access this filter.......

Sure:
* Right click on Pe.8bf
* Choose Create shortcut
* Drag Shortcut to Pe.8bf into your equivalent of

C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Painter IX\Plugins

* Stop/start Painter. PE will be available to Painter under the Effects menu.

Are we having fun yet?
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:35 PM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)



re:fmachine-old.ini (on your desktop)
* rename
fmachine-old.ini (on your desktop)
to
fmachine.ini
* drag the newly renamed fmachine.ini from your desktop into \Windows, replacing the original fmachine.ini containing the default settings
* Stop/start Photoshop and you should be good to go.

how am i replacing it if i drag the newly named one in ,i now have 2 in windows........and the default one is still the one that shows. should they both be showing in photoshop now..........
just to clarify when u say stop/start photoshop are u meaning open/close.

im really sorry for this Danny and i suppose u are in bed by now so i will hope to hear from u sometime tomorrow

sleep tight bev
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:32 AM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)

"Good morning, Bev," he said, reaching for his coffee.

re: drag the newly renamed fmachine.ini from your desktop into \Windows, replacing the original fmachine.ini containing the default settings

how am i replacing it if i drag the newly named one in ,i now have 2 in windows

Here's an important point. Two files with the exact same name are not permitted in the same folder. It's OK, however, if files with the same name reside in different folders.

If one attempts the above drag/drop, Windows will warn of this duplicate file name condition at which time one has the option of canceling the operation or continuing. Upon clicking OK, the previous file is replaced with the dropped one.

...and the default one is still the one that shows. should they both be showing in photoshop now..........

No. Per the above, there will only be one fmachine.ini in \Windows, the only place PE looks for it. One can have multiple fmachine.ini files scattered across multiple folders, but PE only cares (knows) about the one in \Windows.

After stopping/starting Photoshop, the "new" presets (the ones from the just dropped fmachine.ini file) will show up in PE's menu.

If one wants to make the default settings plus the custom ones available to PE, the settings have to be combined per the restrictions noted in the first post, i.e., numbered 00-99, no duplicate preset entries, into a single fmachine.ini file that resides in \Windows.

just to clarify when u say stop/start photoshop are u meaning open/close.

Correct.

Keep me posted on progress.

~Danny~
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:44 PM
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Re: Paint Engine Presets (file)


Morning Danny i now have coffee lol and im off to a painting class today (real watercolour) so im just checking my mail thanks for the reply, when i arrive home i will look into this hopefully with a new eye lol thanks again for your time will get back to u with results.....

must mention the default fmachine that came with PE has no ini after the fmachine title so what i have in Windows is
1) fmachine

2) fmachine.ini

anyway i will play later after the masterpiece i create today lol

Cheers Bev
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