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I was wondering how I can apply an image to singular faces on a mesh, but have the whole mesh still be UV mapped at the same time. Could I do this through face masking perhaps? I basically want to have the whole mesh UV mapped, but have different images appear on each face separately. Also, I want to be able to texture paint the mesh below the images. So, basically imagine a whole UV map that has been textured using texture paint, on all sorts of faces, and having a different image on each face on top of that texture paint. I would provide some sort of picture but I am not sure what I should show - seeing as I have never done this and don't even really know how to open an image on top of a UV map.

Thanks,

Best regards,

IdealistDeveloper

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You don't provide enough details, maybe you could keep one unique UVmap and mix your pictures with a MixRGB node (as explained further), but it might simplify your work if you create 2 different UVmaps:

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Now create 1 picture for each UVmap, for the second one keep a transparent background (when you create your picture, set RGB and Alpha values to 0). You can also export the UVmap and work the pictures in an image editor like Photoshop or Krita:

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In the Node (Shader) Editor create 2 Input > UV Map nodes and select the 2 different UVmaps you've created, plug them into a Color > MixRGB node (by default choose the Mix mode), plug the 2nd Image Texture's Alpha output into the MixRGB factor. Then MixRGB > Diffuse > Material Output. If you only need one UVmap, skip the creation of the 2 UV Map nodes.

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Now your background and your pictures mix on the surface of your object:

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