lui 2.0 Question about Painting Over "Already Painted" Areas


Hi lui,

You’ll need to explain more about what you want to do before we can help.

Painting over already painted areas is something we do all the time, so I assume you must mean some special situation.



hi jin brown. sorry if that confused you. well, i was asking how can you paint over the painted areas. accdg to my experience, when you put new color to the painted areas, they mix. do you guys just use layers? thanks. im a painter nwbie sorry :blush:



Not confused, just not enough info to give you an answer.

Some Painter brush variants have blending characteristics so if you use those on existing color, they’ll tend to mix the new color with the existing color.

If you want to lay new color down over existing color without having it mix, use a brush variant that doesn’t have blending characteristics. A few examples would be:

Pens’ Flat Color
Pens’ Round Tip Pen (either size)
Sumi-e’s Sumi-e Brush 20

In the Brush Creator’s General section, you’ll notice that all of these brush variants use the Method: Cover. If you look in the Well section, you’ll see that they all have the Resaturation slider set at 100% and the Bleed slider set at 0%.

Some of Painter’s brush variants use Method: Buildup which means that as you continue painting over the same area, the color builds up and becomes darker. It also means that if you open a New Layer then begin painting with a brush variant for which the Method is Buildup, that Layer’s Composite Method is automatically changed from Default to Gel and the brushstrokes are somewhat transparent so other color below the Layer can be seen and also it’s color changed by the Buildup variant’s brushstrokes that pass over it. While colors are not being “mixed”, color below the Buildup variant’s brushstrokes made on a Layer set to Gel Composite Method is certainly changed… darkened.

Read the Painter User Guide and open a large white Canvas then begin experimenting to learn how the brush variants work. To learn what makes them work that way, in addition to reading the User Guide, study the brush variants’ settings in the Brush Creator.



wow! thanks. very well explained :D.


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