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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Okay, I pulled out the rock area, selected it and stroked it with Gimp's default pencil sketch#2 brush with a .4 jitter. I used the selection to cut out the strokes that fell within the tunnels and set the whole layer to overlay.
    As a quick suggestion - instead of stroking the selection, turn the selection into a path and stroke the path.

    I have discovered that this seems to give significantly better results. (The conversion to a path does some bezier interpolations around the selection that seem to prevent some "jaggie" artifacts that stroking a selection seems to have.) Now this might not matter when the jitter is high, but try it and see if there is a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    As a quick suggestion - instead of stroking the selection, turn the selection into a path and stroke the path.

    I have discovered that this seems to give significantly better results. (The conversion to a path does some bezier interpolations around the selection that seem to prevent some "jaggie" artifacts that stroking a selection seems to have.) Now this might not matter when the jitter is high, but try it and see if there is a difference.

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    Nifty advice. I think I'll try that myself soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    As a quick suggestion - instead of stroking the selection, turn the selection into a path and stroke the path.

    I have discovered that this seems to give significantly better results. (The conversion to a path does some bezier interpolations around the selection that seem to prevent some "jaggie" artifacts that stroking a selection seems to have.) Now this might not matter when the jitter is high, but try it and see if there is a difference.

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    Ah... yea, thats what I meant and left out. I create a path so I have it for later use in case I need it for something else I don't have to go try to get the selection right again. Did not know about some of the problems of just stroking the raw selection though, so thats good to know.
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    Good tip. Sadly the xcf is now on a defunct laptop so, barring resurrection, this WIP is no more. I'll have a shot at those tips over the weekend when I have roped in the work computer to mapping duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Good tip. Sadly the xcf is now on a defunct laptop so, barring resurrection, this WIP is no more. I'll have a shot at those tips over the weekend when I have roped in the work computer to mapping duty.

    make good use of your dropbox account....
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    Thankfully that saved the paper I was writing, but not my maps. Priorities eh?
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