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Old 04-13-2002, 07:49 AM
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Help with Painter 7

My job asked me to learn to use the Painter 7 software to enhance photo portraits. They bought the software for me and I'm having a problem already! The interface looks as if it's highlighted in...a teal color and if I bring up a New file it's also teal?! Someone told me this could be a video driver problem??

Apart from that, does anyone know of a good place for Painter 7 tutorials or have a suggestion for how to get started....or ANY thoughts on or examples of Painter 7 in action?

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Old 04-13-2002, 09:51 AM
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Carrie,
I'm have Painter 6. I don't use it very often so I can't help you with your teal problem but here are some sites for tutorials.

Painter On-Line

Painter Resources


Odd 'n' Ends Tutorials


Talking Graphics Painter Forum

Talking Graphics Painter tutorials


Procreate Painter 7 tour

Hope these help you out. Some have Painter 6 tutorials but it's basically the same.
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Old 04-13-2002, 10:01 AM
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DJ, ok, thanks, so never mind the whiney private message I sent just now. These sites should come in handy, if I could only get the software to work....

But anyone out there know how to update the video driver so that it might read my Painter 7 software??
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Old 04-13-2002, 10:10 AM
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Carrie,

To update the video driver, you'll need to know which video card you have - then go to the manufacturer's website and look for either "downloads" or "drivers" or something similar. Most manufacturer's post driver updates on their websites for free download.

Good luck!

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Old 04-13-2002, 11:12 AM
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Jeanie, have I told you lately that I love you? I knew it was something like that but wasn't sure how to go about it. I may be jumping the gun here as I've yet to go do it, but...I have a feeling.

TY!!!
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Old 04-13-2002, 11:17 AM
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ok...I have a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 4X AGP Graphics Card (yes, I'm stupid) Is this what I need to update?
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Old 04-13-2002, 11:42 AM
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painter green

Hi Carrie:

Here's some info that should get you moving in the right direction.

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Corel/Procreate Newsgroups
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Invaluable for their products. Great resource for posting tech questions, finding out about patches, getting info on books, tutorials, etc. Very active place & fast answers.

http://www.corel.com/support/options...newsgroups.htm

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Patch for 7.0.
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If you haven't installed this yet, you'll need to deinatall Painter 7, reinstall it and (before opening it the first time), install this patch:

http://www.procreate.com/go/painter_update/index.html

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Possible fix for goofy screen colors, try this:
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Had the same problem. The following change fixed it for me.

Menu – EDIT/PREFERENCES/WINDOWS…

(x) No Device Dependent Bitmaps

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If this Preferences setting doesn't do it, try 'lowering' the refresh rate just a smidge on your monitor. (This worked for some folks who posted a similar question on the Painter newsgroup - see above.)

If neither of these do it, I'd hike on over to the Painter newsgroup and ask for help there.

Hope this helps...
DannyR

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Old 04-13-2002, 12:29 PM
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Carrie,

It sounds like Danny has provided a ton of relevant information for you. If you try all of that and/or still want to update your driver, check out this page. (I found this through a google search of GeForce and it looks quite promising - for any video drivers actually.)

Good luck!

Jeanie
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Old 04-13-2002, 01:12 PM
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I GOT IT!!!!! THANK YOU!!! Danm, I don't know what did it, but... I had already updated the driver (Thank you Jeanie) but that didn't work. Danny, I changed the Bitmap thing you said and nothing...then I was reading further and just popped back over to P. 7 and BOOM, it was fixed! Must've been the bitmap setting, but took a sec for it to take effect, I guess.
I can't thank you guys enough. ha, now I can get down to the biz of learning the thing. Thanks everyone for all the great info, I have more than enough to keep me busy for a while. WHEW, what a day!

Thanks all.
Carrie
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Old 04-13-2002, 01:21 PM
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Yeah!! (I know the elation when you finally get your computer to work the way you want it to! ) Sounds like you've been much more productive than me today. (Don't forget to get out and enjoy the spring weather - assuming it's a nice day where you are.)

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