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    Help Messing with base layers, plz help.

    Hello im folloing a tutorial and there is a step like this
    "TIP: Iíve placed many cliffs/rock near
    my coasts, but I didnít want the rocky
    color in the water, so I select the base
    land layer & chose the land itself, then
    switch to the rock layer. This prevents
    the pen from marking anywhere outside
    the land."

    Im not being able to do that. So i want to paint something in a layer but i want it to fill only the space that is alredy filled by a pre-determined layer. The 2 layers are not adjascent.
    Thanks!!

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    I think what it is saying is that if you want to only draw/paint/color within an area already defined on another layer (such as airbrushing some dots over a desert area where you have that desert on its own layer - the term Base Layer usually refers to the layer where the area is actually defined) but want that paint/color on its own layer you do the following steps:

    1- go to the layer where the area is defined (select that layer from the layer menu)
    2- Using the magic wand, or if the area is defined by a solid color, the color selector, select the area that you want to paint in (there should be some "marching ants" around the area you want)
    3- select the layer that you want to paint on (you should still see the "marching ants")
    4- With the "marching ants" still showing, paint away....you should not be able to place anything outside those ants.
    5- once you have painted to your hearts content, make sure to deselect the area.

    I hope that is clear enough...although it might not be..... :/ ask away if not.
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    Thanks you Korash, that worked for me.
    Im glad you could understand my question, i almost couldnt explain it lol.
    Thanks again!!

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    No problem, glad to help.

    Another word of advice, look at this. It should help a lot with layers and related stuff.
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