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Alpha Masking, along with a few other questions

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I searched around and found my original question's answer "What does Alpha Masking do?"

So alpha masking will simply change the white so it's transparent, and give you smooth curves at the same time, correct?

Well it doesn't exactly seem to be working for me. It appears smooth, but there's still white fading along the line when I add a color to a layer behind it Or is this normal?

Next, Custom Brushes.

Great sounding Plugin, but how do I get or make my own custom brushes?

What's the difference between .jpgs and .bmps and so on? I've always wondered this, my best guess is that it affects the quality of the picture when it's saved. I'm I anywhere close? I've been saving them as .bmps so far

Those are all my major questions I can think of off the top of my head. If you have any quick tips as well, they would be appreciated.


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First question: When using an alpha mask the average of the colors of the mask will become the alpha value of the image you mask, so if the egdes of your mask are anti-aliased, your image will become anti-aliased when using an alpha mask. Best way to understand is experimenting.

Second question: Use custom brushes mini, at the bottom the brushes window you will find "import brushes" click on this.

Third question: http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26975


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