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Hey guys, thanks in advance for your help!

I recently purchased affinity and am beginner/intermediate..

I also recently watched a dodging and burning tutorial involving 50% gray fill layers and painting white or black on them to “dodge” or “burn”

excepppppt my paint brush tool isn’t painting? I don’t use an Apple pen, I’ve already toggled the “touch for gestures only” on and off to see if that would solve it and nothing. My history will acknowledge that I used the paint tool, and even if I have my opacity/flow to %100, I’m seeing 0 effect ): I can’t screen record so here’s a screenshot of where all my selections are at. If I attempt to paint, well, nothing happens. Hahah pretty frustrating as it’s a small issue to hinder my workflow ): help!

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You can set up screen recording on your iPad and sweep down and across from top right to open control centre to start/stop recording. Recordings are saved in Photo Album.

You have Hardness set to zero and you are painting white on a white fill layer. Delete the white fill layer. Select the ‘ Grey' layer before you start painting.

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IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.150 Affinity Design 1.7.2.4 Publisher for iPad ?

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5 hours ago, DM1 said:

You can set up screen recording on your iPad and sweep down and across from top right to open control centre to start/stop recording. Recordings are saved in Photo Album.

You have Hardness set to zero and you are painting white on a white fill layer. Delete the white fill layer. Select the ‘ Grey' layer before you start painting.

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Thank you! Glad I can record now for a better example of what’s happening. Guess I didn’t realize in the screenshot that I was selecting the white fill layer but I have been selecting the layer I’d like to paint on and it still wasn’t working. I’ll show everyone now!

the white fill is on a color option just to show me the photo in black and white so I can retouch better. As you can see... it just doesn’t... paint???

ive also included a short recording of the tutorial I’m watching just in case that helps. His hardness is also set to zero and he’s exaggerating the effect in the video. If all my setting are at %100 and nothings showing up... well what the heck

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IYou need to create a pixel layer, fill the layer with 50% using grey scale slider and set the layer blend mode to Overlay. Select a brush and paint over the grey layer with black or white low flow low hardness. Better to use the Dodge and burn brushes on the grey layer as you can pick shadows and highlights.

There was a really good video showing how to do this on iPad but it appears to have been replaced by this one. https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/ipad/video/286346192


IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.150 Affinity Design 1.7.2.4 Publisher for iPad ?

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On 3/23/2019 at 3:30 AM, DM1 said:

IYou need to create a pixel layer, fill the layer with 50% using grey scale slider and set the layer blend mode to Overlay. Select a brush and paint over the grey layer with black or white low flow low hardness. Better to use the Dodge and burn brushes on the grey layer as you can pick shadows and highlights.

There was a really good video showing how to do this on iPad but it appears to have been replaced by this one. https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/ipad/video/286346192

I appreciate the extra info! Currently searching how to fill a pixel layer. Hopefully this works! Thank you so much

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Create a pixel layer with + symbol in layer studio. Select colour studio and use dropdown menu to switch colour wheel to greyscale slider. Set slider at 50%. Select pixel layer. Select fill tool. Tap screen. 


IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.150 Affinity Design 1.7.2.4 Publisher for iPad ?

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