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Mike Mullett
Paint Brush
on Sep 5, 2009 at 5:06:22 pm

I am a newbie to After Effects, but cannot get to grips with the Paint Brush Tool. Sometimes it will paint on a layer, and other times it will display a message "Use the Paint Tool in a Layer Panel ... etc"
Help please
Mike


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Paint Brush
on Sep 5, 2009 at 9:15:05 pm

The message is just telling you that you need to paint in the Layer panel (where you work with one layer at a time) and not in the Composition panel (where you can see and work with multiple layers at once).

See "Layers overview" for more information about the differences between working in the Layer panel versus the Composition panel.

See "Paint tools and paint strokes" for basic information (including a link to a video tutorial) about using the paint tools.

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Mike Mullett
Re: Paint Brush
on Sep 5, 2009 at 9:32:04 pm

Todd
Many thanks for prompt reply.
Mike


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