To close a leak

1 Copy the lines to a selection.

See "To copy lines to a selection" on page 165.

2 Choose Select menu > Save Selection.

3 In the Save Selection dialog box, choose New from the Save To pop-up menu.

4 Click OK.

A new channel is displayed on the Channels palette.

5 On the Channels palette, display and select the channel.

6 On the Brush Selector bar, choose the same brush you used to create the lines.

7 On the Colors palette, set Black as the current main color.

8 Paint in the channel to close the gaps.

9 Choose Select menu > Load Selection.

10 In the Load Selection dialog box, choose the modified channel from the Load From pop-up menu.

11 Enable the Replace Selection option to replace the original with the edited version. If you want to adjust the mask threshold, double-click the Paint Bucket tool in the toolbox, and move the slider.

The channel does not have to be selected to contain the fill. If you deselect the channel on the Channels palette, the loaded selection is still in effect.

Edit the channel to close leaks. Remember to load the channel back into the selection after editing.

Edit the channel to close leaks. Remember to load the channel back into the selection after editing.

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