1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 23, 2014 7:55 PM by station_two

    Can't blend digital paint colors


      I'm fairly new to photoshop and I'm not sure what is causing this issue, but I can go off to the side and mix paint colors (like real paint would mix) but if I go back over to what I'm painting, colors won't mix. The only thing I can think of is that I'm using multiple layers and some are "normal" and others are "multiply" (in order to preserve underlying lines on some layers). On the painting itself the colors just move on top of each other instead of blending, even with the mixer brush.

        • 1. Re: Can't blend digital paint colors
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