So far i don't see that, but maybe you could post a screenshot including the brush your using, brush settings and such.
Are you using a tablet and what operating system?
Usually to see the difference between two layers that are supposed to be the same, one would set the layer blending mode to difference.
If the difference between the two layers is black then the alignment should be the same. If you see color when changing to the difference mode then the alignment is off.
added: make sure your viewing the image at 100% view (actual pixels)
Message was edited by: R_Kelly
Thank you. Here's an example. The contour drawing is made from the original image with the Glowing Edges filter and the figure has been cloned in using the Pattern Stamp tool and Square Charcoal brush with a pattern made from the same image as the line drawing. You can see that many edges - particularly upright ones - have been shifted:
However, some haven't. I'm hoping I'm using the brush wrong and it's just a technique issue. It doesn't seem to be related to the softness/hardness/sharpness of the brush.
Hello. I'm wondering if the shift did not occur when you used the filter.
No, I think not. The Glowing Edges lines are co-terminous with the boundaries of the original image. Images produced with other standard brushes are also aligned with the filtered outline drawing. It must have somewthing to do with the way the erodibles combine with the Pattern Stamp Tool.
Here's what i did as a test on windows 8 x64 photoshop cs6 using a mouse and a tablet:
1. Defined the opened image as a pattern (Edit>Define Pattern)
2. Duplicated the background layer, ran the glowing edges filter, inverted the layer and then Image>Adjustments>Desaturate.
3. Added a new blank layer above, changed the layer blend mode to multiply, chose the pattern stamp tool with the Square Charcoal brush at the default settings except for changing the size to 150 px.
image after using the pattern stamp tool:
For me it looks pretty much aligned., but i don't have cs6 on a mac to test.
I also tried with the glowing edges layer on top set multiply and the pattern stamp layer below and got the same results.