Layer painting and Stencil Transparency
I bought ArtRage a few months back and have been having some fun getting used to it and the drawing tablet I bought. I love being able to practice my sketching without wasting tons of paper, lol.
Anyway, while I was playing around I ran into situations where I found myself thinking, "I wish ArtRage allowed you to..." and figured I'd post about it.
So the first wish would be about how layers worked. I love that I can use the layers to build upon a painting. You can paint your background, then use a layer above it to paint in other aspects without the worries of messing up the background. The problem is, the paint added to the new layer works independently of the other layers altogether. It would be great if there was a setting for layers that would allow them to pull the colors of the layer/s beneath up into the layer one is currently using. This way one could move the paint around and blend everything as if they were painting on the other layer, but without fear of ruining what was already there. It would also be nice to be able to select multiple layers at a time in order to merge them all at once, instead of one at a time.
The other thing I find myself wishing for is the ability to change the opacity of the rulers and stencils. I love the way they currently work, but have trouble seeing how things are going beneath them while I use them. If there were a way to change the opacity they would be perfect in my opinion. I realize there is a way to hide/show them, but I need to be able to see through them a bit better while I'm making a stroke sometimes.
So that's it for now. Again, I'm having a ton of fun with the program, so great job ArtRage team! Thanks for reading. 8)
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