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The paint brush tool was working fine...then it wasn't.  I was using black just fine.  Then, went to use white...and nothing.

I've scoured the forum and the web...and nothing.

 I reset brushes in preferences.  I reset user default settings.

Still not working right.  But, it IS painting white.  A little bit.  Taera_Future-paintbrusherror.thumb.png.e8f051980ff0d2b8d1293c8e0f00c068.pngPlease, see attached image.

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So, I decided to delete the mask and start over.  Black works.  White doesn't.  White TRIED to work (see attached image).  There are small gold splotches where it TRIED.Capture-12.PNG.fe54c73c59c9ab599b41654364618de6.PNG

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Check to see if you inadvertently selected the Color Replacement tool, which is on the same flyout as the Paintbrush tool. IF you do not have Use Shift Key to cycle tool groups checked in Preferences>Tools, then each time you use the keyboard shortcut to select the paintbrush tool it will cycle through all the brushes on that tool group.


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7 minutes ago, Ron P. said:

Check to see if you inadvertently selected the Color Replacement tool, which is on the same flyout as the Paintbrush tool. IF you do not have Use Shift Key to cycle tool groups checked in Preferences>Tools, then each time you use the keyboard shortcut to select the paintbrush tool it will cycle through all the brushes on that tool group.

It's the paint brush tool.  I rarely use keyboard shortcuts...and never to select tools.

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Hi @Nita Reed,

Sorry to hear you're having trouble! Could you please provide a screenshot showing the Affinity app with your document open, the Paint Brush Tool selected & the Layers Studio in view?

Many thanks in advance :)

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13 hours ago, Nita Reed said:

You can, also, see where I tried to paint the "white"...and it painted...white

Thanks for your screenshot - it would appear the Paint Brush Tool is working as expected, are you still unable to paint on certain layers?

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I think the OP may be trying to paint white on the mask layer

At the moment they have both the pixel layer (called image(1)) and the mask layer selected.

To paint in white just on the mask layer, click the mask layer's thumbnail so that only the mask layer is highlighted


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21 hours ago, carl123 said:

I think the OP may be trying to paint white on the mask layer

At the moment they have both the pixel layer (called image(1)) and the mask layer selected.

To paint in white just on the mask layer, click the mask layer's thumbnail so that only the mask layer is highlighted

did that...still nothing

 

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21 hours ago, Dan C said:

Thanks for your screenshot - it would appear the Paint Brush Tool is working as expected, are you still unable to paint on certain layers?

it painted "white" on the mask...it did not return the mask that was removed with black

 

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The Layers panel in your screenshot shows the blend mode set to ‘Screen’. Try changing it to ‘Normal’.


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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

The Layers panel in your screenshot shows the blend mode set to ‘Screen’. Try changing it to ‘Normal’.

The overlay (ring) needs to be set to screen.

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40 minutes ago, Nita Reed said:

The overlay (ring) needs to be set to screen.

Black becomes transparent (i.e. disappears) when the blend mode is set to ‘Screen’. If you change the blend mode to ‘Multiply’ you’ll find that the white disappears instead.


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6 hours ago, Alfred said:

Black becomes transparent (i.e. disappears) when the blend mode is set to ‘Screen’. If you change the blend mode to ‘Multiply’ you’ll find that the white disappears instead.

The ring has a black background...

The overlay is not my problem.

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5 minutes ago, Nita Reed said:

The ring has a black background...

The overlay is not my problem.

There’s obviously something I’m misunderstanding about the process, Nita! I’ll leave it to others to continue this discussion.


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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

There’s obviously something I’m misunderstanding about the process, Nita! I’ll leave it to others to continue this discussion.

Thanks anyway!

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Actually you haven’t painted white onto the mask, you’ve painted white onto the pixel layer...
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On image (1), why not invert the layer Layer > Invert, then use Filters > Colours > Erase white paper, then layer > invert again to get a transparent layer with the blue hoop on. Then create a new mask and paint black onto the mask to hide parts of the hoop.

So in this example that’s exactly what I’ve written above.
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21 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Actually you haven’t painted white onto the mask, you’ve painted white onto the pixel layer...
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Pay attention in class, Dex! LOL.

On 8/14/2020 at 9:20 AM, carl123 said:

I think the OP may be trying to paint white on the mask layer

At the moment they have both the pixel layer (called image(1)) and the mask layer selected.

To paint in white just on the mask layer, click the mask layer's thumbnail so that only the mask layer is highlighted

 


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lol I know Alfred I just wanted to demonstrate and prove carls theory which I fink I done quite well if I say so me self. lol!

 


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On 8/14/2020 at 9:20 AM, carl123 said:

I think the OP may be trying to paint white on the mask layer

At the moment they have both the pixel layer (called image(1)) and the mask layer selected.

To paint in white just on the mask layer, click the mask layer's thumbnail so that only the mask layer is highlighted

Notice that the mask is already all white, so painting white on it will have no effect. If the intent is to hide some of the glowing ring, then black should be painted on the mask.

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