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Because Painter has so many variables in how a brush can be set, it's inevitable that you are occasionally going to run into a situation where you go to use a brush and it just doesn't work. Here is a case in point right now. I'm painting and I've talked to so many users, why won't my brush paint? I've mentioned this earlier and I am going to repeat it again. One of the most common reasons a brush will not paint is because Preserve Transparency is enabled and you're trying to paint on a layer.
If I disable Preserve Transparency, well, now my brush works fine. But that's just one of many different possible reasons a brush might not work. And what I've done, I am going to go ahead and close this now. If we go into the Exercise Files > chapter15, I've included a Brush Checklist, and in my history with Painter, I have just built this list of all of the different reasons that I know I could have encountered, where I find some reason for a brush not working.
So, this is included in your chapter15 exercise folder, and I encourage you to go ahead and print this out or just tuck it somewhere where you have access to it, and whenever you run into one of those situations, pull this out and run through the checklist, and I can't guarantee it, but I'm fairly sure you'll find the reason that your brush was not painting as well as the solution to make it work again.
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