Version: 2.76b, Renderer: Cycles
I have a material on an object. This material is made up of two textures: One created in Photoshop, which is semi-complete, and a second one that was created within Blender that has it's alpha channel decreased to zero.
I want to add painted details to the object on this transparent texture, so that I can export that texture into Photoshop and use it as a layer.
I also want to paint on this transparent texture while both textures are displayed in the 3D view. So, I have to change the shading mode to Material, which shows the 'finalized' material with both textures mixed together.
However, when I paint in the view the strokes have pixelated edges, despite them being completely normal in other rendering modes (these are useless as Renderered is laggy while painting and Solid/Texture modes do not show the finalized material, obviously). This is an obvious issue as I'm not able to see what the 'real' stroke looks like on the finalized material.
I may have tracked the problem down to the fact that I'm painting on a transparent texture. When the alpha is put back to 100%, the strokes are correctly smooth, but then it's an opaque image when exported to Photoshop, which is not what I want.
Is there any way to do this non-destructive way of painting textures or do I have to simply paint on the original semi-complete diffuse texture and export that one?