Hello: Level: Newbie OS: Windows 7 64 bit PS CS6
What are some reasons I would be unable to use the Paint Brush tool to pain on a layer?
When I try to paint it says the layer needs to be rasterized first. But even when I click ok and start to paint it's not painting black which is the color I set the brush to paint. It's more like it's erasing but not quite.
The layer doesn't have a mask or anything.
TY 4 ur time
Sounds like you have a fill layer (or text layer or shape layer) that you're trying to paint on. It needs to be a pixel layer. You could rasterize it or you could create a new layer to paint on.
Considering your "message," I think that Noel has narrowed down the exact problem that you are facing - you are trying to Paint onto a Vector Layer.
Something else, that can affect the ability to Paint (or employee many other functions) is if you have a Selection (perhaps one that is Hidden), and are trying to Paint outside of that Selection. There, however, you will not get the message, that you mention. Just something else to think about, when Painting is not working.
Like Noel and Bill said, it sounds like you are trying to paint on a vector layer. If you still cannot figure out the problem after reading their posts, please post a screenshot containing your layer panel. Thanks
No, rasterizing the layer didn't help. When I did click the raster option and would paint the color was muted and seemed more like it was erasing.
Thank you to everyone for your help.
Everyone is right ... I was trying to paint on a vector layer Ahhhh so much to learn.
Btw ~ Daniel ... welcome to the Adobe Ps forum are you having a similar problem? Are you new to Ps or jus new to the forum?
Well, sorry to return days later but I developed a head cold shortly after posting this question. Still fuzzy in the head so I'm not quite able to concentrate on a better response.
I'll check back.
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