Hi there. Today I updated a new patch for Pro Motion through Steam, and since it has been downloaded I seem to have a couple of issues related to the eraser tool and alpha transparency that I didn’t previously have. So, because I am not sure of whether the way the alpha transparency system works has changed, or it is a bug I figured I would describe it here in the hope of sorting it as quickly as possible.
So… when I start a new file with alpha transparency, I am having an issue where the secondary paint brush (mouse right click) can’t be made into an eraser. The primary (left click) can. When I make the primary colour transparent, then try to switch the foreground and background colours, it always switches the secondary to white.
As I was unsure if I might have accidentally done something to one of the settings, I reset the program settings to default. Then closed the program and opened it. I also turned the pc on and off again. The problem remained. Any non-alpha files are working fine, it’s just any file that starts with alpha transparency that is having a problem.
I should say, I have been using this program for well over a year and one of the regular bugs that pops up is that exact issue happening to alpha and non-alpha files. But normally when it won’t allow me to use the right click as an eraser/transparency, I just turn Pro Motion on and off and it’s fine.
Thanks for any assistance.
So, I realised just now that right clicking the transparency button next to the colours still allows the secondary colour to become transparent, which made me feel a bit silly. I guess the issue is actually with the flip colour button. Pressing that switches both colours to white in an alpha file, but other project types are fine.
I seem to be having problems getting the secondary paint brush to work consistently. I had forgotten that one of the initial problems that had happened when the transparency/eraser was misbehaving was that drawing on the canvas while having the normal paint brush equipped was causing nothing to happen. I had to change colours several times, and it started to work again.