05-14-2012, 02:01 AM
thanks for the tips guys - might try adjusting the alpha first, will see if it works...
i had a thought overnight that maybe my alpha edge was either a bit blurry or not 100% solid color....as when i created it i used paint bucket - suspect i need to grab a hard brush and paint into the selection and clean up the edges some - like you said, maybe erode a few pixels back from the boundary.
suggestions much appreciated. :-)