This is a bit 'techie,' but for what it's worth, I found where there was another Brush folder on my Mac (user/username/applicationsupport/corel/painter12/defaults/brushes)
This is the installation/application area that I mentioned in my previous post:
tlb: "For both mac and pc, Painter exists in 2 locations: 1. The installation/application area--where the actual software is installed"
It appears that whenever you use any brush the folder for it's catagory and an xml file is created by Painter 12 in this default location
This is the Painter 12 installation/application area which (as I noted in my previous post and quoted myself above) is where the actual Painter 12 software files are stored. Among the Painter 12 software files are all of the Painter 12 supplied brushes in the Brushes folder ( Painter 12 Brushes and the supplied for convenience Painter 11 Brushes) containing the brush categories which contain the .xml, .stk, .nib and .jpg (if there is one for the brush) for each brush in a brush category within a brush library--these are the files that define how a brush works. When you use a brush, an entry for that brush is made in the appropriate brush category folder in the appropriate brush library your User area. The entry is in the format c_brushname.xml and the brush files in the installation/application area brush category remain untouched.
(Perhaps there is where info about saved varients goes?)
No...Save VariAnts (not variEnts) are saved in your User area as I also mentioned in my previous post:
tlb: "2. The user area which exists individually for
each user of a computer system--I am the only user of my pc so there is
only one user area for Painter 12 on my pc. The user area holds--oddly
enough--user-based Painter data. This is the data that makes your
Painter yours. For example, when you do a Save Variant, the new brush
variant is place in your Painter 12 user area files, when you change your Painter workspace, those changes are saved in your user area."
So when you do a Save Variant, the new brush's files (.xml, .stk, .nib, .jpg if there is one) are saved in the appropriate brush category in the appropriate brush library in your User area. The newly Save Variant brush does not exist matching brush category and brush library in the installation/application area.
Once I deleted them they disappeared from the Brush Library options.
Yes as I also mentioned in my previous post:
tlb: "My guess is that the deletions you did were done in the user area not in
the software installation/application area which is why you still see
the Painter 11 Brush library in the Brush Selector bar > options >
Brush Library list"
Actually, you are not saving memory by deleting the Painter 11 Brush folder from the Painter 12 installation/application area Brushes folder because, as I also mentioned in my first reply to you:
tlb: "The Painter 11 brushes would only be loaded if you clicked on the
options icon in the Brush Selector bar, clicked on the Brush Library
suboption and selected the Painter 11 brush library. If you don't do
that, the Painter 11 brushes are not loaded when you start Painter 12 so
there is no impact on memory usage and there is no reason to delete the
Painter 11 brush folder."
What you have done is perhaps made things tidier because you are not interested in using the Painter 11 brushes in Painter 12, deleting the Painter 11 Brushes folder from the Painter 12 installation/application area Brushes folder means that the Brush Selector bar's Brush Library option will not display the "Painter 11 Brushes" library.