I would've expected to find multiple posts about this issue, but I didn't several searches and came up empty. If this has already been discussed my apologies.
There are some brushes in painter X that only work when I have the canvas selected (meaning I can't work with these brushes in layers). Is this the way the brush is meant to be, or are there ways for me to fix this? Right now I'm having the issue with the oil pencil, the 'big wet luscious' brush, and the Sargent brush—to name a few. Is there any way to change the settings on these brushes so I can use them in layers? They're amazing, fun brushes but it's a pain to have to flatten my image to play with them when I'm not sure if I'll want to get re-edit a background later.