I mainly use "Grainy Water" or "Just Add Water" depending on whether or not I want paper texture to show. I also like setting the resaturation on brushes to 0 - then no colour gets added and they act like blenders. The photoshop technique of colour-picking an in-between colour and painting over it also works.
About creating custom brushes: It looks like this tutorial may do what you want. [link]
ive tried that resaturation setting with some of the brushes it was interesting effects i got! i think im going to have to make a huge corel file and do test streaks for all the brush types. just to get an idea of how they all do. thanks for the link too
ah I see do you do all those dragons in your recent pagebwith the pastels or or those done with a different program? I'm interested in seeing examples of your corel painter stuff :3 do you have maybe any WIPs or anything like that?
Aye. A lot of it, probably all of it, was painter at one point or another. I've recently moved to PS because when working at 16000x10000 resolution and dozens of layers, painter takes like 15-20 mins to save at any time. Luckily you can emulate painter brush settings in PS with tweaking and input from other users.
haha alright :3 painter never really has taken that long to save for me but then again ive never ever done such a high pixel account O.o. i have a new computer now that may be able to do it, but my old computer always would crash at that size lol
i had a basic pc laptop that couldnt go past 2 gig of ram... now i have a macbook with 4 cores and 8 gigs of ram. works pretty good compared to my old one. I'm curious to test the large files on it now lol. cintiq looks really awesome! but its so expensive X.x