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I need help with something in Substance Painter...on hand-painting

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Jan 28, 2023 Jan 28, 2023

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I am taking the Substance Painter Launch Pad course by CG Boost which is very detailed but it mostly has to do with using materials and such on objects.  I primarily need to learn the ins and outs of hand painting with this program as Blender 3.4 still does not do a very good job in texture painting,

I am trying to hand paint a dog, a lad-beagle mix.  Very organic.  When I start painting in Substance painter I have the Basic Soft Tool brush and in the Properties Paint panel I have access to the "Base Color" with the color bar beneath it (initially it shows white)  When I click on the white bar it brings up the color square with the HSV sliders and the eyedropper.   I can then also use the "I" hotkey to select an existing color from my object or from a reference image on my computer screen.

 My problem is when I select a brush, like Blur" which has no color and then go back and select the Basic Soft brush I was using before, I no longer have the Base Color in the Properties-Paint panel and the Basic Soft brush no longer paints on my object.

I don't know how to get the Base Color to show again and I cannot figure out why any paint brush I pick no longer makes a mark (brush stroke) on my object.  I know I am missing something totally simple here but I cannot figure it out.  And there are almost no decent hand painting tutorials on Substance Painter that I can find anywhere on the internet.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

Hi @michaelws,

 

Thanks for your patience.

 

The blur brush will automatically make you switch from the paint tool to the smudge tool. Once you go back to your basic soft brush, substance painter will keep using the smudge, which won't paint properly. Make sure you selected the paint tool when you're going back to a basic brush.

 

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I hope this was helpful and do not hesitate to contact me if not.

 

Best regards,

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Feb 06, 2023 Feb 06, 2023

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Hi @michaelws,

 

Thanks for your patience.

 

The blur brush will automatically make you switch from the paint tool to the smudge tool. Once you go back to your basic soft brush, substance painter will keep using the smudge, which won't paint properly. Make sure you selected the paint tool when you're going back to a basic brush.

 

CyrilDellenbach_1-1675687234086.png

 

I hope this was helpful and do not hesitate to contact me if not.

 

Best regards,

Cyril Dellenbach (Micro) | QA Support Artist | Adobe

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