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I've been using Affinity photo for over a year and love it but have developed a problem with Inpainting Brush which normally works ok

I'm using a Mac running Catalina 10.15.7 and affinity Photo 1.8.4

I've got "Opacity" 100, "Flow" 100 "Hardness" 100(also) tried 0)

When I paint over the offending item I do not see the red colour which normally appears - The progression slider appears but nothing happens when I look at "Edit"  it asks to undo "Inpainting Brush".

I have a duplicated layer which is set to pixels

I have tried Current layer and Current and below

I have closed all other software closed my Mac but none of this makes a difference 

I've attached a screen shot - the base layer is unselected in this shot I've tried having both layers selected

Hope you can help



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@Dankzy  have you tried adding a new pixel layer above your duplicated background layer, then choose Current Layer and Below from the context toolbar?  That always works for me.   Hope this helps.

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Hi @Dankzy and welcome! Just a possibility - click the More button in the Contextual Toolbar and make sure that Accumulation is set to 100%:



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