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There are going to be times in Painter that you are going to go and select a brush to use and you are going to try it and this is going to happen. It's like that why isn't working? There is a whole number of reason depending on the brush that this could happen. Now in this case this happen to be issue with layer that has Preserve Transparency turned on and so by turning that off it now works. So there are many reasons this can happen and I have actually created a checklist that you can use to go through that will allow you to go through from the most probable to the least probable reason that this kind of condition can happen.
You can download the Brush Checklist PDF file for free off of the course page or find it this part of the exercise files. It's just a handy checklist that goes through all of the various possibilities why a brush will not work and you can see right on the top of the list is Painting on Layer-brushes don't work, Preserve Transparency was enabled, disabled that was I have just showed you. So this will go on through all of those various reasons for you to get a brush that doesn't work. And if you follow through these you will almost certainly find why the brush has not done painting.
You can also get this from my website here is the URL for it and this will give you direct link to it. So it will just go straight to the checklist and you can view it and download it via this URL. So don't get overly upset about a brush that doesn't work. It's just a matter of learning what the various possibilities are. Once you have got them either in a list or internalized you will be able to quickly assess why it's not working and fix the problem and continue on your creative way.
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