So I ran into this problem where any time i try to use my eraser tool (in soft mode only) it creates a new "Thick Paint layer" that is not default and that is locked on ignore, as soon as i start to use it regardless of the type of layer im trying to erase in. Which proceeds to obviously not erasing anything at all.
I've tried reseting all the paint brushes. I've tried reseting the software. I've tried looking to see if I changed the erasing settings and everything is as default. So I can't figure out why it's doing it.
To give some more background, this glitch started happening after i started using some thick paint brushes, however, on that specific painting, even now when i try and go and edit layers that are thick paint as well, the eraser tool still creates a new separate layer, and again, doesn't erase anything.
Yes, other erasing brushes work, but i find it inconvenient not being able to quick key the eraser tool when i need a soft erase for my paintings. I've messed with all sorts of layer setting s and brush settings and nothing seems to work. Anyone?
I have seen this before...if you switch to an eraser from a thick paint brush, and create strokes at a specific speed it can from time to time 'accidentally' create a thick paint stroke. It may not occur on all systems, as the system performance can be a factor.
Note that if the selected brush prior to using the eraser was a brush that doesn't require a special layer, such as "Real 2B Pencil" then a new thick paint layer will not be created; however a pencil mark may be created.
Some brushes may be less likely to reproduce this bug...for example a simple brush like "Flat Color 2" may be more stable.
Another work-around is to consider selecting one of the "eraser brushes" from the "Erasers category"...these will not 'accidentally' create a stroke. But I understand it is not convenient. If you are doing this very frequently, have you considered making a custom palette for your favorite brushes (including an eraser) by holding shift while dragging brushes out of the selector?
Hope this is helpful...
Thank you for replying to my post. While very insightful, unfortunately switching brushes does not work for me. I commonly use real 2B pencil to do sketches and even at the very begining of a project I still get this error. I'll start a new canvas and even then the eraser tool will create a new "Thick Layer Paint" layer. Like I said I've tried switching brushes prior to using the eraser but nothing changes.
My problem at the moment is that i'd love to purchase this software for its many new features and abilities. But if it's going to be this glitchy from the get-go, then I don't see myself investing $200+ to upgrade from Corel Essentials.
Found the solution. Just select the eraser from the tools menu and press the brush restore button. Your eraser should not continue to create a Thick Paint Layer.