1 Adjusting the settings
One of the most important things you should do before painting is adjusting some of Painter’s settings: click Edit> Preferences> General. On the General tab I check Create Backup on Save. This will create an additional backup file in case you experience a crash or decide to revert to an older version of your work. On the Interface tab you can configure the Cursor Type; I set it to Enhanced brush ghost. I establish a darker interface via the Color Theme option, and adjust Default View Mode to Single Document View, which removes the additional scroll bar at the bottom. On the Performance tab, I set the number of processor cores used by Painter. I’d advise leaving the Undo levels at their default setting, though.