10 October 2003, 05:48 PM
That's how Painter 8 currently works with Digital Water Colors, unfortunately.
Why are you painting on a Layer above your line work? Is is because the line work has a white background and you can't see through it? If so, here's a better way to work so your linework will always look crisp and black:
If your linework is on the Canvas, use Select > All (or Ctrl/Command+A) to select the entire Canvas.
Click the "F" key to activate the Layer Adjuster tool.
Click inside the selection to lift the Canvas to a Layer.
Change the Layer's Composite Method to Gel (top of the Layers palette, choose Gel from the Composite Method drop down list which is the left drop down list in Painter 8).
Now your linework's white background is transparent and you can see to continue painting on the Layer below (or multiple Layers below.. or the Canvas too, which is now blank again).
If your linework is already on a Layer, just change its Composite Method to Gel and drag the Layer up the Layers list above your painting Layer.
01 January 2006, 11:00 AM
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