OK..On a black and white clipart
I used the magic wand set at 1-10 (5 seemed to be ideal)..I set the mode to Normal and painted over the masked image with a bright red color. I removed the mask and looked at the unmasked image...The masked image is painted over around the upper edges in a very ragged line. The red is jagged over most of the image. Small, 1-2 pixel lines are painted red in some places..meaning an insects legs and antenna had to be redrawn in black by hand because the mask did not cover completely in that area..but the mask did not cover correctly in larger areas leaving ragged chunks of the black image edges in some places..I tried different modes..additive subtractive etc and feathering..I have tried color mask but the mask is still not very precise..
Is there any technique for getting more precise masking? Can anyone give me some general settings for masking as I have about quit using the function..The mouse precision in Photopaint is excellent.. I can draw very precise lines so almost don't need the mask but it is tedious for large areas..
How Do I Do Precise and Clean Masking?