It's pretty late, I'm pretty tired, and I decided I had better not let this hang me up for another day tomorrow. This is a pretty incomplete, pretty thrown together 'how-to'.. of sorts? I don't think I'd call it a tutorial of any kind honestly, it's just a few doodles from questions I've received in the past. I'll hopefully dedicate more time to this later and come up with some more satisfactory examples and answers.
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