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    Painter X Liquid Ink question.

    Hey guys,I need some help.

    I have recently started using Liquid Ink in Painter X and i love the brushes.

    The problem is painter automatically creates a liquid ink layer, but if you want to flip the image or re-size or do anything to it other than draw it commits the layer, which basically means that it locks the layer and you canít do anything else to it. Once you start drawing again it creates a new liquid ink layer.

    It becomes a real pain in the butt because you got tons of layers and all the art is separated all over the place

    Is there any way of not committing the layer, but being able to flip and re-size the image whenever you want?

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    Hi Lone Wolf,

    I don't know of a way to avoid committing a Liquid Ink Layer to a default image Layer when flipping it horizontally or vertically, or rotating it.


    To scale a Liquid Ink Layer without committing it to a default image Layer:
    1. Open a new Canvas the same dimensions and Resolution (PPI number) as the working image.
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    2. With the working image active, in the Layers palette, highlight the Liquid Ink Layer.
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    3. Click in the working image with the Layer Adjuster tool and drag (a copy of) the Liquid Ink Layer from the working image onto the new Canvas. Now you can use Canvas > Resize to resize that new Canvas and the Liquid Ink Layer will also be resized.
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    4. When that's done, drag the resized Liquid Ink Layer onto your working image, then close the original Liquid Ink Layer's Eye icon to make it invisible, or if you're sure you won't need the original Liquid Ink Layer anymore just delete it.




    If you only want to flip the Liquid Ink Layer and check to see how the drawing looks in reverse:

    Use File > Clone, then flip the Clone image instead.


    Jinny


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    Thanks for the info Jin. Much appreciated.
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