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    Quote Originally Posted by byroncallas View Post
    Ah yes, I see. That IS a good trick and a faster work flow. Inverting the selection handles the erasing and resolves the shadow problem much faster. Excellent tip.

    As for my exercise, no, for the weave there was only the one duplicate horizontal layer sandwiching the vertical, with original strokes and no layer color adjustments or pattern fills. After the weave was completed I merged the layers for a single, completed, weave layer. Then I painted a pattern underneath on a new, lower layer with one of your stickers, varying the brush size and with a dark-gray color ever slightly modulated here and there. When that was complete, YES, I created the intersecting design element with an additional two, lower layers with a duplicate of one placed above the weave, with select erasing, which is maybe what you are pointing out. These were painted with the paint roller and knife blur settings. I did some touch-up on the now-single weave layer with the blur knife at the edges and corners of the painting for typical compositional and focal-point reasons. There were no layer color adjustments, which I only occasionally do. It's a pretty easy exercise. Your method of selecting the middle layer content is faster to execute the weave - a terrific tip I won't forget. So simple, but it never occurred to me. I imagine it is a common practice (?).
    I don't know if using the layer selection is common practice to many people. I have started to use it a great deal for thing like blurring and making 3D metallic pieces. I don't have to worry about things spreading beyond my object. It just dawned on me to do it that way when I was trying not to disturb the shadows. I have a bit of a knack for doing things in a different way. One of my supervisors use to call me MacGyver because I could invent things to make my work flow better by pulling something out of the garbage and turn it into some kind of fixture.

    I will make a solid shape that I keep hidden on a bottom layer that I can use as a way to always have a crisp outline for whatever I'm working on. I can then do shading, coloring, and smoothing without worrying about having to erase around the outside of something. Works much better than a stencil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt_Betsy View Post
    I don't know if using the layer selection is common practice to many people. I have started to use it a great deal for thing like blurring and making 3D metallic pieces. I don't have to worry about things spreading beyond my object.
    I use select areas including layer selection continuously for developing 3D features with the blur tool and captured bump paint. It's a common feature for foundations in my paintings. Stencils also do the trick - anything that captures the paint and keeps it inside the boundaries. It's a phenomenal feature in ArtRage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt_Betsy View Post
    I have a bit of a knack for doing things in a different way. One of my supervisors use to call me MacGyver because I could invent things to make my work flow better by pulling something out of the garbage and turn it into some kind of fixture.
    LOL. You must have a lot of interesting and unusual things around your house.
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    Love them all, the weaving is so cool and I will have to try that out myself. Thanks for the stickers AB, will definately have a play with them.

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    Thanks so much. These are great!!!

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