When working in the Colour view, by default the current colour is active for both vector and bitmap layers. You can however, use different reference colours for each layer.
Although you can use colours from your colour palette to paint on a bitmap layer, colours used in a bitmap drawing layer are not linked to their colour swatch in the palette. This means that, contrary to vector drawing, updating the colours in your colour palette will not update your bitmap drawings with the new colours.
- From the Colour view menu, select Colours > Independent Bitmap Colour.
Whichever colour you choose as the reference color is retained for that layer type.