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    First Post!

    Hello all,

    I'm new to ArtRage although I did play around with the trial version for a bit.
    Loving the software and having needed some help with a few log-in issues , I can safely say that the support seems to be as fine as the program (thanks David!)
    Here is me first pastel effort done just recently,and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to reduce the number of white pixels that aren't paintable that you get when using the chalk/pastel brush? I was hoping to be able to paint some of them out on a seperate lower layer,but it didn't seem to work that well.I know that these are needed to help achieve the pastel look,but any advice on controlling the #'s would be great!

    Thanks for looking...
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    Hi Splotch...wonderful painting..... You could try lessening the roughness of the paper.(just click on tools then, Layer options, then edit paper settings to change the roughness of the paper)

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    Also try increasing the pressure setting. Excellent image none the less. Hope we'll see more.

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    Thanks for the tips guys, much appreciated. They both helped out (I am not yet used to additional options in the full version I guess).
    I also have since found that painting or rolling on an under layer of a neutral colour helps . Even when you do have some pixels show through( which I do like) it isn't a harsh white.

    Thnx!

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    it is a different style, tht s all! i like it a lot like this! so fresh
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    Very cool.

    Welcome!

    I think you'll like the full version.


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    If you want a stroke style that is more solid at the centre, but still has nice break-up at the edges you could try this:
    Select the Marker Pen tool. Take the wetness down to zero. Select the 'Art Pen' option for a more opaque stroke. And set the softness down toward zero as well. You should probably take the pressure control down a bit as well to give you the ability to do a lighter stroke.
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    I tried that out and it seems to what I was looking for.It still looks like pastel but the "empty "pixels are much easier to paint over.

    Thanks Andy.

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