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Skippy
08-02-2013, 07:57 PM
Anyone please help! :( I can't seem to get the appropriate answer to this issue anywhere. I'm a newbie to my Artrage Studio program so I apologize if I come across as totally silly.

My problem that I seem to have is when I am creating a piece and I begin to work in my background (in a new layer, layer set beneath every other layer) my paint strokes
or paint tube dump's texture seems to appear through my foreground piece! I am so frustrated. I know there are work-arounds to this issue like exporting a background image
and doing separate steps, but there HAS to be a simpler way. Ugh, please help a poor girl. :p

hypotaxis
08-02-2013, 09:07 PM
My problem that I seem to have is when I am creating a piece and I begin to work in my background (in a new layer, layer set beneath every other layer) my paint strokes or paint tube dump's texture seems to appear through my foreground piece! I am so frustrated. I know there are work-arounds to this issue like exporting a background image and doing separate steps, but there HAS to be a simpler way. Ugh, please help a poor girl. :p

Isn't that what you'd expect though? If you ran a line of paint out from a tube and onto paper and you painted over the top, the line of paint would "show through" the paint you laid on over the top. Or am I missing the point?

Brett

markw
08-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Hi Skippy and welcome to the forums:)
I hope I've understood your question correctly. If you do not want the background paint texture to affect the layer above it you will need to set the 'Bump Blend Mode' of the layer above the background layer to 'Replace'. The default Bump Blend Mode in AR is 'Maximum'
To set it, in the Layers panel go to the layer you want to change and click on the small square icon in the bottom right corner of your chosen layer.
From the pop up menu choose 'Bump Blend Mode' You will now be able to choose the blend mode you wish for that layer.

Skippy
08-03-2013, 02:40 PM
Oh my gosh, markw! Thank you so much!!! That is exactly what I am talking about. Wow, that is a handy thing to know. Also another lesson in the importance of
learning technical things. XP