How can I understand the brush stroke preview for the icon display in the brush selector panel in painter 2019?
Where can I find the info to help me know what these views mean? Is there a chart that explains in detail what the pictures mean?
Did you look in the Painter User Guide? i.e. help
Yes, I have looked but only found an image on page 71 showing the brush selector panel and it identifies what each section of the panel is, but not enough to help me know what the showing of each brush stroke means for the preview at the bottom.
I'm not sure I understand your question, but in the 2nd and 3rd picture you see a brush dab used as a source for the paint medium on the left, and on each stroke preview you see a pre-rendered simulation showing what the brush stroke, painted with this brush, would look like on a pressure range of 0--100--0.
Impressionist brush (at the bottom) and some sort of liquid/distorto brush variants are pretty close to what I remember them looking like; not so sure about the 2nd brush variant, it must be new.
these views approximate what you'll get with the brushes, but their actual representation obviously will rely on your own painting habits i.e. if you're painting in long sweeping motions or rapid short abrupt strokes or a mix of both.
Thanks for your help. I was and am looking for a list or chart or something that will explain the definition of the display of the strokes so I can have a better understanding of the image/icon representation. The slashed background of the brush stroke has me puzzled at what the slash marks represent behind the stroke. Do you know what it means?
I look and get a reasonable idea but rely on trying the brush because there are so many simple variables such as paper and brush tracking and how your hand moves.
But, I agree the Corel help should have a better description of the panel view because why else go to the trouble to display it? I looked/searched Corel.com and could not find anything of value.
I recommend you make a suggestion for Corel to better explain if no resolution found by your question here.