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Aunt_Betsy
03-07-2013, 03:46 AM
A golden Easter egg.

The egg was hand drawn using symmetry, I used a layer with a solid black egg on it that remained turned off as a layer that I could use to "select layer content", I use that selected area on other layers. This works well for being able to apply layer blur to smooth out color contouring and shading. I don't have to worry about the blur bleeding out beyond the egg shape. I always have a layer that is unaffected by everything that I do to the rest of the painting so the selected area remains crisp and solid. I do this for all major shapes. I start by drawing something in black and then select the layer content and make a new layer and start there to apply color and shading.

justjean
03-07-2013, 04:19 AM
a lovely colourful easter egg, Betsy :)

Aunt_Betsy
03-07-2013, 06:09 AM
Thanks Jean! I'm playing around with shading and the blend mode multiply layer setting.