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    Smile Starting over

    I deleted everything I did I got frustrated did not know how to get out of trouble and so I just deleted.Another lesson learned,be more patient: What happened was I could not #1 get rid of the red line left by inverting my stencil(yes , I did try cmd z ) #2 I laid a background colour, dark green, Then on another layer laid a light green,thinking that i could erase some dark green and keep the light green. Well, somewhere I screwed up and the rest is history (Literally). So now its back to redoing all did before. But this time I will practice on a not so important image. Maybe just squares and circles:roll eyes: Thanks again everyone for all your help, Im not done yet

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    DJM, please know many of us feel your pain. It is a lesson learned the hard way. It always happens on the one painting that you have worked the hardest on and one on which you had high hopes. The save feature in Art Rage is now my best friend. Hope you never have that situation repeat itself.

    Deep breath, and get back on target.

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    I can solve one of those things!

    Stencils are separate from the main painting, so undo/redo have no effect on them. If you wanted to 'un' invert the stencil, just right click on it again and choose 'invert' again. If you wanted to delete it outright, just right click on it and remove it - or open the Stencils menu, which lets you see which stencils are active and change them.
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    Do you know how to save so that you have a backup? Here is how I have mine set up.

    Edit/ArtRage Preferences -
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    I did not know any of this,is it in the manual and I just neglected to look for it or maybe did not give it a thought as to where or what to look for. You guys are pretty sharp,thanks.
    Bobbi, really. I feel no pain for the loss of hours or days. I turn 70 soon and digital art is a way,I hope, to keep my mind active.It also fills the gap,the holes that life leaves you.This(art) is my peaceful time,no one bothers me,I am alone with my imagination and blank to the world around me.

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    Yes, the information is buried deep within the manual - I just checked and pages 106 & 107 under preferences will explain about saving backups of your work.

    My computer has the habit of closing down and restarting without warning so I have had to get into the habit of saving frequently. I wish we could set an automatic save for every five minutes or so like some of the other software I have used. It's so disappointing when I get the brief message that my computer has to close down and I have forgotten to save and subsequently lose perhaps an hour's work.

    I'm glad you have found pleasure in losing yourself in ArtRage and I look forward to when you are ready to show us what you have been doing.

    (Just experienced a shutdown while typing this - luckily I have a browser extension that saves text as I type. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJM View Post
    I did not know any of this,is it in the manual and I just neglected to look for it or maybe did not give it a thought as to where or what to look for. You guys are pretty sharp,thanks.
    Bobbi, really. I feel no pain for the loss of hours or days. I turn 70 soon and digital art is a way,I hope, to keep my mind active.It also fills the gap,the holes that life leaves you.This(art) is my peaceful time,no one bothers me,I am alone with my imagination and blank to the world around me.

    DJM, I am a bit older than yourself and have come to know that age is no deterrent to learning. In fact, it seems that actively seeking to learn new things is stimulating and appears to get the creative juices flowing strongly. I applaud you for endeavoring to let your creativity keep flowing. Above all, enjoy the process and have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    Yes, the information is buried deep within the manual - I just checked and pages 106 & 107 under preferences will explain about saving backups of your work.

    My computer has the habit of closing down and restarting without warning so I have had to get into the habit of saving frequently. I wish we could set an automatic save for every five minutes or so like some of the other software I have used. It's so disappointing when I get the brief message that my computer has to close down and I have forgotten to save and subsequently lose perhaps an hour's work.

    I'm glad you have found pleasure in losing yourself in ArtRage and I look forward to when you are ready to show us what you have been doing.

    (Just experienced a shutdown while typing this - luckily I have a browser extension that saves text as I type. )
    Thanks for the help,once I learn how to get what I do on to this site,I will.Another challenge
    I have another,one of many questions as I go along. How can I resize the reference image so that when using grids both images are the same? If I use an 8x10 canvas the ref and grids do not match. I did read some where how to do this but, at that time it was not an issue for me.Oh well, time applied equals results aquired,with everyones help of course. I am heading for the manual now,have a nice day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbi View Post
    DJM, I am a bit older than yourself and have come to know that age is no deterrent to learning. In fact, it seems that actively seeking to learn new things is stimulating and appears to get the creative juices flowing strongly. I applaud you for endeavoring to let your creativity keep flowing. Above all, enjoy the process and have fun.
    Age is just numbers,its physical and as long as I have my mobility and mental capabilities all this fascinates me. With all the help you can get here its great.Enjoy the weather Bobbi, the white stuff is on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJM View Post
    How can I resize the reference image so that when using grids both images are the same? If I use an 8x10 canvas the ref and grids do not match. I did read some where how to do this but, at that time it was not an issue for me.Oh well, time applied equals results aquired,with everyones help of course. I am heading for the manual now,have a nice day.

    Switch the grid measurements from pixels to squares. Instead of counting out the size in pixels, it will just use a specific number of lines across/down.

    Also see the bottom of https://www.artrage.com/manuals/artr...s-artrage-4-5/
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