|Adding a Paint Layer|
||You can add a layer that allows you to draw freehand strokes using a brush tool - you can use paint to erase an image as well!|
Choose Add Paint Layer in the Effects List.
Or, Choose Add Paint Layer from the Effects menu.
Or, Choose Add Paint Layer from the Effects contextual menu.
• Any number of paint layers can be used.
• Choose a round or square brush and cursor style changes accordingly.
• Stroke color can be chosen via the Apple Color Dialog.
• Stroke size can be adjusted using a slider or an entered value. The cursor size changes accordingly.
• Use any number of strokes in a paint layer with their own color and stroke width.
• The paint layer can be locked to prevent additional paint from being added.
• Choose the way paint is combined with the background image from the drop down menu. By default, it’s “Over”, try erase or any of the same filters used by Blend Mode Effects.
• Erase is a special effect that allows you subtract color from the affected image using the paint layer instead of adding color. The erase filter defaults to the selected background color in Preferences.
• UNPAINTING: You can remove any paint on a layer by holding down the Command key when you begin drawing with the brush. The cursor shows a red minus sign to indicate that you’ll be removing paint!
• Hint: hold down Shift key to constrain brush horizontally or vertically. Add Option key when zoomed in over 400% if you need to go vertically