Hello, I’m having a problem with Layer Styles. This is the first time I’ve used this feature and when I try to add effects, it falls under the background layer and I can’t see the effect unless I make the background layer invisible. How can I put the effects on top of the background layer, preferably on the actual layer itself?
There are a speech bubble and a random shape on the pictures and as you can see the effects are not visible. (I’m using Krita 5 btw)
I’m using Windows 10 and Krita x64-5.0.6.
I used the drop shadow, but any other layer style is not showing up either.
Here are the screenshots (I actually didn’t save the previous one but I created a similar example, in the last example I drew both shapes in the same layer, now I used two separate layers)
I should have looked more closely at the status bar of your later images.
(I should have asked to see the status bar from your first images.)
You are using a CMYK/A colour space. The blending modes behave differently with CMYK/A images.
I converted the document to RGB/A by using Image → Convert Image Colour Space:
As a side note, are you aware that krita has vector libraries and there is a collection of speech bubbles that you can use?
You drag them out of the Vector Libraries docker onto a Vector Layer, then you can move and resize them as you wish.
Here they are with layer style set to Drop Shadow and a thin Stroke:
You need speech bubbles? Maybe the plugin “Rogudator’s Speech Bubble Generator” would be interesting for you. There you can compose different speech bubbles with a click of a button, enter the desired text and then have the speech bubble generated.