I miss not having a mixing area in AR3 where I can blend colors and save them for future use. Putting them into the Color Picker is too labor intensive for me.
What I have been doing is duplicating the canvas layer and deleating the original canvas layer. I then create a blank layer and move it to the bottom of the Layers window under the duplicated canvas layer. Since the blank layer is under my painting and all the other layers associated with the work, it is out of the way. It also gets saved with the work, so a record of the colors I used and blended gets saved as well.
It seems to me that I remember hearing about a way to turn off the canvas texture (basic paper, artist canvas, etc.) on a given layer. The burning question:
Can I turn off the canvas texture on just one layer? And, how do I do it? (I hope it is not the F5 key used to flatten the strokes!)
Thanks anyone who can help me out here. As you can tell I am getting into the AR groove!