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Design Illustrator Foundations How to Draw in Illustrator Creating Custom Brushes: Part 2

Kyle Kounter
Kyle Kounter
459 Points

How do you paint over an image without covering the strokes already made?

In the video, Mat paints orange over the strokes that make up the spaceman, but the strokes remain very black. How do I replicate that?

1 Answer

Damien Watson
Damien Watson
27,419 Points

Hi Kyle,

The spaceman is on a different layer than the one he is painting on (above where he is painting). Think of it like the spaceman being on a clear piece of plastic and he is painting underneath.

The tool panel over the right of the screen has 'layers' showing. There are 5 icons at the bottom of this popup, you want the one that is next to the trash can icon. This creates a new layer, you can then draw on this and not affect your previous drawings.

Hope this helps.