Missing Painter 2020 Extended Property Bar Feature

I  have been following one of Skip Allen's excellent Painter 2020 tutorials and noted that he has a Bristles icon in the Shape section of the Thick Paint property bar.  I thought this icon would appear when the Extended Property bar was selected but that was no help, in this regard.

So how do I get the Bristles icon to appear in my property bar?

I am using Painter 2020.


The above is from Skips property bar.

The above is from my property bar.


  • I just figured out my problem:  I was using a palette knife and not a brush.  As soon as I chose a Thick Paint brush the missing Real Bristle icon appeared in the Shape section of my property bar.

    Lesson learned.