Help! My painting fades when I paint a brush stroke!

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    Help! My painting fades when I paint a brush stroke!

    I am facing a very weird problem in Painter (Painter 11). I don't know if its because I reset all my hotkeys and shortcuts to default.

    I have been working on a painting in Painter, and a little while after I changed my hotkeys, when I paint a stroke, a weird layer of wash appears and makes my painting faded. I have tried painting on different layers, but it still happens. After that if I continue painting, my brush paints like normal, but my painting is still faded. I have reverted many times to make my painting go back to its original state, but whenever I want to start painting a brush stroke, the fading reappears.

    Anybody knows what is causing this to happen and how to fix it?

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    What brush are you using, watercolors?

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    Bristle oil brush. It was working fine, until I changed something, but I don't know what I did wrong that caused this. =(

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    You might want to check if your document has been "Quick Cloned" somehow -- open the "Clone Source" palette and adjust the slider to see if your image becomes more or less "faded".

    Best,
    Jason.

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    open brush settings, go to "impasto" tab and look at the "draw to" value
    if it's "color and depth", switch it to color, than save your current brush variant.

    it's also possible to hide the impasto data and save document as PSD (that will remove hidden impasto information completely) but if you're just starting a painting, it will be better to make a new one.

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    good luck ^^

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    Same issue with the free trial of Painter 12. I keep finding my black is no longer black, and then notice the whole colour pallette appears to be viewed through a dirty window. I go to Canvas, Convert to Profile and go for Absolute rather than Perceptual, and this seems to bring back my vibrant colours and true black, but it has usually fucked something up by this point.

    Infuriating program. I was surprised by how poorly made it was when I finally got around to trying it, considering its popularity.

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    You probably don't have the color management settings set properly in the first place.

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