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    Filling is a shape without going outside the lines?

    Is there any way to fill in a shape with color accurately without "going outside the lines"? I have a need to fill in some circles and squares and when I try I have to go back and edit the colors that are outside of the lines.
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    Joe

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    What would you do if you were painting on paper?

    ArtRage, being a paint-sim, currently doesn't have any fancy stuff masking stuff nor a 'fill' tool. That's the charm of it. Also it depends on your style - more or less loose style.

    When painting on paper I would first follow the contour of the circle/square payin attention not to go beyound the border and then fill the rest of the shape. But the more I learn how to draw and control my pen, the less I need to prefill. I simply hatch/cross hatch until I am satisfied.

    In ArtRage I would use a low brush-size (left arrow to decrease) and follow the contour with the color and then increase the brush-size to fill the rest of the shape. Or I would simply make a loose painting ignoring the stiffness of straight squares and perfect circles.

    An alternative is to use layers. Have your drawing of the circles and squares on one layer. Then add one ore more layers beneath that where you would fill out the shapes at great speed. Then use the eraser to quickly remove the obvious mistakes where you went too wide. When satisfied I would merge all the fill-in layers into one layer (but not the countour) - to save memory.

    The example tutorial from the Ambient website gives example to the last method:
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/artrage_cartoon_web.html

    Happy,
    DoodLS

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    Any more tutorials?

    I really appreciate your help!
    Are there any more animated step by step tutorials like that available?
    Thanks,
    Joe

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    The official tutorials:
    http://www.ambientdesign.com/artragetutorials.html

    And then walk the tutorial central:
    http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...pic.php?t=3767

    And then play around, have some fun - and learn. And BTW with a pen (Wacom or the like) things do get a lot easier.

    DoodLS

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