Brush tool can't paint on this layer please select a paint layer or mask

Hello fellow Krita Fans,

I will be drawing on Krita on a layer. Then suddenly for no reason - that I can understand - I will get an error with the pen I was just using a second ago.

It says, “Brush tool can’t paint on this layer please select a paint layer or mask”.

Why does this suddenly start happening?

Thanks in advance,
LK14

OK I think I figured out the issue. It’s because a layer is above the layer that I am trying to edit - if that makes sense. So the solution for me, was to put the layer that I’m drawing on the top - by dragging and dropping it - to be the top layer in the layer menu (whew that’s a lot of layers:)

I think the user manual should have the sentence, " Brush tool can’t paint on this layer please select a paint layer or mask". And have a recommendation on how to get past this.

Thanks,
LK14

That error message is what you get when you try to paint in a vector layer.
At some point you must have created a vector layer and then tried to paint on it.