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Raising, lowering, or moving masks will create different edge definitions.
Creating a mask with a patterned edge will also create special effects.
Raising a mask creates a soft edge. The higher a mask is raised, the softer
the edge created. Raising the edge of masks permits the fine spray of paint to
seep under the edge of the mask to the paper.
Figure 6-28 is an example of raised masks.
Figure 6-28.A raised mask.
Lowering a mask creates a hard-edged line.
Any weight or tape may hold a
mask in place on a drawing.
Figure 6-29 is a line created by a mask placed directly on the paper surface.
Figure 6-29.Using a direct contact mask to create a hard edge.
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