Build Revisions since initial publication:

Changes, Corrections and updates to the Interactive Watercolour CD

The build version can be identified by looking at the bottom of the Credits page in the Preface section. Initial builds and 1a build (identified in readme.txt) had no build version listed.

I would like to express my thanks to customers who have reported errors.

Note: Most recent build versions at top.

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

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Build 1.2.1
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
S CD Program Loader Changed Winopen to Flash Loader for improved Windows 7 loading
I All Movie Clips mpegs and avi movies updated to flash movies for cross browser compatibility
I All sections Only for Internet Explorer Replaced by pages compatible with most popular browsers
I Background music midi format Replaced by mp3 format for cross browser compatibility and better sound quality
I Various pages formatting layout Improved so that all pages with movie clips display with the same page layout
I Various pages omissions and editorial User feedback implemented to improve instructions
I Help files Updates Updated to include help for other browsers, movie format as above
I All Pages Links for help and search on menu at page bottom Removed for cross browser compatibility

 

Build 1.1.2
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
C Brush Skills: Round Brush 2: 'an broken edge' Replaced by 'a broken edge'
C Basics: Techniques: Rigger, Stroke speed: 'speed of the brush effects' Replaced by 'speed of the brush affects'
C Basics: Paint, Mixing & Colour: Loading the brush '...in the brush effects' Replaced by  '...affects'
C Basics: Techniques: Scraping: 'loose it's shine' Replaced by  'lose it's shine'
C Basics: Recovery Techniques: Blotting 1: 'none painting' Replaced by  'non-painting'
C Doodles: Winter Tree: Step 8 (and print page) 'on it's own' Replaced by 'on its own'
C Doodles: Chimney stack: Step6 (and print page) 'Use the rigger an a mix' Replaced by  'Use the rigger and a mix'
C In depth: Photography: What and when to photograph: 'Its useful to take photos of other...' Replaced by ' 'It's useful to take photos of other...'
C In depth: Style: Applying paint '...tells it's own story' Replaced by  '...tells its own story'

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.1.1a
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
I Some of doodles movie files found not to run on some machines running XP Replaced files with type avi doodles: dotty tree step 8 now m3985-6.avi
doodles: wet in wet tree steps 7, 8, now m4098.avi, 4099-0.avi
doodles: storm clouds steps 6, 7 now m5169.avi, m5170.avi
doodles: sienna sky step 2 now m3267-8.avi
doodles: tree stump step 8 now m2994-5.avi
doodles: tree landscape Lifting step 16 now m5281.avi
In depth: colour mixing: paper 1 - m5185 (same file as loading brush) now m5185.avi
 
C Glossary variegated wash- glossary pop up image text says flat wash Corrected

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.1.1
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
A Disc   Version identifier changed to 3 figure
C Web: Links materials & equipment Title and Page description title not same Corrected
C Glossary on changed to 'one' in medium 2

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.08
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
I Images Mouse over text File names replaced by appropriate text
I Doodles: Negative trunk, Step 2 Text: As before, don't over mix the colours together so that the painted area will have variations in colour. As before, don't over mix the colours together, it's better if the painted area has slight variations in colour.
 
I Doodles: Sienna Trees. added 'click to enlarge'  & added larger image
I Help file added how to create desktop shortcut

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.07
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
A Preface and Licence text docs.   licence text updated added extra Microsoft words, 2002 added.
A All Pages   meta tags included on all pages with copyright description and content
A     Anti Piracy features enhanced
C Resources Drawings: Grid drawing link loads Watendlath rather than Ullswater Corrected
A Internet Resources Links become dead or unsuitable Links removed
C Resources: Web: All pages 'Mouse over' text on contents button said 'to paintings contents' changed 'to web contents'

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.06
Change Section Previous/Explanation New
I A All Whole document edited and text improved following comments from users. Grammar Editing and layout improvements. Additional cross section links added from sections to glossary. Mouse over captions added to some pictures. Only significant alterations shown below.
C Doodles, Glazed Landscape   Word 'Glaze' changed to wash in step 1 and 2
C Doodles, Glazed Sky   Word 'Glaze' changed to wash in step 1 and 2
I Doodles: Simple Tree   Text added: It's easier to get the effect if the brush is held in the underhand grip + link to brush techniques.
I Doodles: Stonework   Step 4: '(a glaze)' added after 'light wash'
step 5: comma added after 'stone in turn'
 
I Doodles: Stonework2   step 5 '(a glaze)' added after 'light wash'
C Doodles: Atmospheric sky. Print version Step numbers from 9 wrong On printed version, step numbers corrected.
C Paintings: Birch Tree Vignette step 2 'shown painted at left' replaced by 'shown painted opposite,'
I Paintings: Warwickshire Farm, Step 7: Text for painting doors words added re door painting: Add colour to the doors using any colour. Here Winsor Blue has been used. Paint each door with one quick down stroke of the brush so that a broken wash effect is achieved.
I In depth: Colour properties   added 'high' dark and 'low' light to tonal value terms
C In Depth: Colour: Selecting a Palette of colours Warm Red (Table) replaced by Greyed Yellow
  In Depth: Brushes: Hair Material Para on 'goat hair' 'at ' replaced by 'as'...... the main painting tool
S Search ref to drawing tutorials missing Included in search path
C In depth: Perspective, Finding Eye Level Text Under Sea Picture: 'the horizon line' added after 'sea level'

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.05
Change Section Previous New
C Perspective, Up hill and down hill below  (on incline section) Corrected to above
C Materials, Brushes Lambert Caption under wash brushes photo corrected to Osborne
C Paintings, Watendlath Winsor Yellow Pages P, Step 2 and Step 11 corrected to Winsor Lemon

Build 1.04
Change Section Previous New
C Glossary, Round brush de Corrected to be
C Doodles, Tree landscape steps 7,8,9 wrong enlarged picture 5270p.jpg  loads  instead of 5273p.jpg
C Techniques, Blotting 1 Bookmark link missing Bookmark  to second example added
S All Movie pages Embed tag used Changed to ActiveX control as preferred IE method for future
I All Movie pages Formatting/page layout  improved for viewing at greater resolution than 800 x 600 pixels
A Preface, licence removed info re search applet version to allow for updates. Included Internet Explorer version 5.5
I Preface, Foreword Improved formatting

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.03
Change Section Previous New
I Search Added foreword to search applet (basics and search all)
C pen-tips Duplicated paragraph and drawing removed
C Scaling an image, Transferring an Image Redundant link left from editing 'click to see process'  link on scaling an image removed
C Photography Contents links pointed to Tutorials rather than first page Links corrected
C Internet   Watercolour challenge updated URL
I Internet-resources   Text added to indicate additional links on web site.
I Perspective, Arch construction line level with the start line level with the base
C Perspective and Main Contents Arch construct page missing from contents Included
C Glossary Link to variegated mix wrong Link corrected
C Style, Materials spelling error Corrected to Schut

Build 1.02
Change Section Previous New
I Preface None Added foreword
I About me re edited to improve
C Watendlath step 11 & printing pages was wash Printing pages for step 6 correction changed as per improvement in build 1.01
C Glazed apple step 5 & print page permanent.......blue blue deleted
C Cabin step 9 soften of should read 'soften  off'
I Glossary Green help text position changed
C Tree stump and stonework1 doodle, print pages Updated as per 1.01 text change
I Stonework 2  doodle print Text reformatted
I Main Help Updated to include help on print preview, opening new page & closing, keyboard controls, favourites folder, start up.
I Printing pages Paintings & Doodles Reformatted text to improve printing.
Extra print format added to some of paintings.

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1.01
Change Section Previous New
A None None Credits page standardised as build version identification
I All Help files All help files updated with note stating Internet Explorer 6 requires Windows® 98
I Main Help None Added instructions on how to turn off Page transitions to speed up loading between sections and some tutorial pages on slower computers
C Main Help None Browser topic:  to read needs Version 4 or later of Internet Explorer.
Help  ie\ie.exe error in system/help.htm for starting Internet Explorer Install command should read d:/ie.bat. where d: is the CDROM drive designation
I Basics: Recovery Techniques: Avoidance None Page layout improved
I Several Added Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows 95 users. Added install files and relevant help.
C Materials: Brushes form Kazan from Kazan
C Doodles: Simple Rock and Stonework1 w Width
C some single page doodles Link text read Previous step rather than Top Text associated with 'top of page link arrow' corrected to read Top
C credits Some external links loaded into same window External Links made to load into a new window
I Watendlath step 6 None Added 'already' after 'tones were' and comment turned into tip

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change

Build 1a
Change Section Previous New
A readme.txt None Build version identified in readme.txt. file in root directory
C Internet resources Some  links open inside book frame. external links modified so that they all open in a new window
S System None Batch folder added with batch files to produce shortcuts for desktop from d: and e: drives for CD ROM.
I Help None Additional info put in help files for Netscape users wishing to use Internet Explorer just for Interactive Watercolour
A licence.txt None Additional text file placed in root directory with wording as licence in preface section

 

Change Codes used:  C = Correction, I = Improvement, A = Administration, S = System change