Final Touch is played over a series of turns in which each artist chooses whether they will Improve the painting (represented by a face up Masterpiece card) or Smear it. Each Masterpiece card depicts a painting with colored symbols, representing the touches of paint needed to complete the Masterpiece. These symbols correspond to the Touch of Color cards dealt to each player at the beginning of the game.
To Improve a painting, you’ll play Touch of Color cards from your hand that match the corresponding colors shown on the Masterpiece card. To Smear a painting, you’ll choose a single Touch of Color card to place next to the active Masterpiece card that does not correspond to one of the colors that could be used to Improve the painting. If your current palette only contains colors that would Smear the painting, then you have no choice but to ruin this blossoming masterpiece!