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    I am about to carve a lithograph and was wondering what side most people carve if they are using the Candlestone product. One side is smooth and the other is slightly textured. I usually carve the smooth side but was thinking that if I carve the textured side with the smooth side facing the light, would more light be projected through the carved area rather than the untouched area. Is this a case of *half full or half empty*? Thoughts? Thank you.

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    It is a Lithophane or Lithopane. Lithograph is something different.

    To answer your question, I don't think it matters which side.

    If not enough light is coming through, make the overall depth in the project deeper. If there is not enough contrast between white & black, make the depth of your imported image greater.

    What is depth (thickness) of image and what depth in project are you placing it?
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    Yes, you are right, lithopane, not sure why I am thinking lithograph. Standard depth as suggested in tutorial. 1/4" material. 180 depth - 450 height. which I have been using for most of my lithopane projects and I am pleased with. I am not sure as to the seeing the light come through, does Desgner Pro have this feature? Thank you.

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    If you have Designer 3, you can preview it.
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    when I do lithos i always carve on the smooth side. I like to leave a boarder around the carving and I think the smooth side looks better.

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    Basic here but it has worked just fine for now. I am thinking of upgrading so I can use 1/32 bit. Thank you

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    I always make a border as well on the smooth side. Thank you Mike.

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