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In Photo, if I create a new pixel layer, I get a transparent canvas on which I can start painting leaving any layer underneath visble where I have not painted.

In Designer pixel persona Windows 10 V1.9  a brush will not paint on a new (ie transparent) layer.
Filling the layer with white enables me to paint - but obviously  kills the aim of being able to see the layers underneath.
A transparent area created by erasing paint after filling with white also does not allow painting so that is not a workaround.
Still true if I rasterise the layer.

Is there a workaround or is this a bug or misfeature?

Win 10 PC 64bit.  Retired computer systems tester doing graphics for charities and politics etc.

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It works fine for me, @gw_westdale.

Can you provide a screenshot of the problem, or (even better) a sample .afdesign document that demonstrates it?

By the way, in Photo you start out with an empty canvas. If you select the Brush Tool and start painting, then if you have the Assistant Manager properly configured it will create a pixel layer for you to paint on. But without having a pixel layer you cannot paint with the Brush Tool. The same applies in Designer, in the Pixel Persona, with the Pixel Tool or the Brush Tool. You need a pixel layer to paint on. Are you sure you have one?

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3 hours ago, gw_westdale said:

In Designer pixel persona Windows 10 V1.9  a brush will not paint on a new (ie transparent) layer.

You need to switch off "Protect Alpha" in the context toolbar for the brush

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Absolutely right  -- I have no idea how that turned on but that is the problem ... many thanks - I had tried all sorts

edit : I think it's down to accidentally selecting a brush that sets 'protect' on,   then choosing  the brush I intended to use, which does not set 'protect' but leaves it on.
the 'leave the setting alone' type of brush is a hazard I'll have to watch out for !

 

Win 10 PC 64bit.  Retired computer systems tester doing graphics for charities and politics etc.

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