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Paintbrush on Mask -- Not 100% Black (AD)

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Hi there,

 

I'm getting stuck with masking and the paintbrush tool (in Affinity Designer)...

 

- Pixel Persona

- Have a photo I want to mask

- When I select a part of the photo with any of the selection tools and create a mask from that selection, things are fine. I get a proper black and white mask layer. 

- Now I want to REFINE my mask, by selecting the mask layer, selecting the brush tool, setting the brush color to BLACK and then painting black inside the mask over parts I want to hide. 

 

The problem is...

 

I can never make the brush tool to paint in COMPLETELY BLACK color! The color setting in the color panel is set to completely black (#000000), but the actually painted color on the mask is always dark gray. Never completely black. Thus there are always semi-transparent parts of the image visible. I can never mask them completely. 

 

Any ideas how I can make the brush color to be 100% black?

 

Thanks!

 

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Check that the Opacity and Flow in the Context Toolbar for the Brush is set to 100%


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Thanks.

 

Yes, all is set to 100%. Forgot to mention that.

 

Here's what's happening: When painting with the same brush on a white pixel layer it's all 100% black. Then, without changing anything, just selecting the image mask layer and painting on it, the brush color becomes dark gray!

 

 

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Hello Mets,
I had the same problem as you did.
although the black color was set to 100%, the actually painted color on the mask was always a dark beige.
I had previously painted with the gradient tool and changed their settings. Whatever, I did not have any 100% black brushes anymore.
Then I uninstalled Affinity Photo and delete all directories the Affinity uses. AP reinstalled and since then no more problems.:):)
Disadvantage of a new installation is, all user settings, macros, brushes etc get lost,  respectively need to be redone.

Or try first what MEB has written.

Best Regards
Gnobelix


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Painting on a mask layer using CMYK set to CMY=0 K=100 leaves a residual image that has been erased

 

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Using these settings for CMYK makes a clean erase.

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