So, what your saying is, that the blur effect is working, but I am just not seeing unless I zoom in?
Thing is, I was working on a piece, and had been using the blur, and tried using it at the same zoom distance, and nothing, No matter what distance I zoomed into. And any other blender I used was fine.
However, I will have another go tonight, at max zoom and let you know how I got on.
Agreed, and I should have explained why I suggested closing and relaunching Painter.
It's because Painter users sometimes have problems making brush variants work (at all) and closing, then relaunching Painter has solved the problem. I experience this myself now and then, and I close and relaunch after I've restored all brush variants to their default state, checked other things (i.e. Preserve Transparency check box, etc.), and they still won't work.
The quicker way was to say what I did say.
Closing and relaunching Painter when things don't work is not a bad habit, it often helps and is often necessary when nothing else works.
Unless you've had these experiences, I can understand why you might not know why we do this and sometimes suggest that others do it.
Thanks for calling the fact to my attention that I didn't provide a full enough explanation along with my suggestion.
Please do not PM me with Painter questions. Instead, post them here where everyone can benefit from them. Thanks!