gracey Posted April 17, 2011 Share Posted April 17, 2011 Hi... my first post here. I've got a lot of reading and learning to do. Gonna take a long time, it seems so far. I need to reread the FAQ and such, but I haven't found anything for near, very beginners, yet. I have played with MSN paint, and my grandsons kidpix a little. I have studied art in various traditional media, online and some books for 10 years and painted and drawn a little. I mostly enjoy oils and watercolor. I started learning about and using computers less than a year ago, but had been online for 20 years with an antiquated and limited browser/system. Like I said, I have used msnpaint and kidpix, some fun but mostly frustrating. I eventually want to learn photo manipulation and etc., but right now, I need some very, very basic questions answered to start with please. Is there anywhere you recommend I start reading? I am mostly interested in just drawing and painting at this point. I started to play around in the program and it looks really great. When I erased, I was surprised to find a gray and white exposure underneath. I suppose this has something to do with layers, which I know nothing about digitally yet! I'm used to erasing and seeing white! haha Could some one enlighten me on the usefulness or purpose of this checkerboard underlayer??? And/or how to gt rid of it if I don't want it? I'm familiar with toning a canvas and gridding... but not with such a pattern. IS there anyway I can erase and see white, or should I learn more about this method and where? I think that last night I remember that I found out where to adjust the size of the eraser, (I was sleepy!) but how about the shape? I guess that's all for the moment..... Thank you very much for any help!!!! Gracey Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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