Analdin's Questions about Painting

I’m actually quite new to Blender, started off with 2.5, then turned to 2.49 (because of AO Map baking). I use Blender and Sketchup as modeling tools, Sketchup for actually make the models, and Blender for UV Unwrapping them and painting. Now here are my questions:

  1. Is there a “Render AO Map” Feature in Blender 2.5, and if yes, where can it be found?

  2. Texturing: Is there any possibility to NOT paint with seamless textures only, but use textures as stencils and not as some kind of “painting seamless areas” tool? As a texture artist, i need both of these features.

That’s all for now, thanks in advantage!


//edit: Stencil Painting Solution (Turn Off “Project Paint”)

New problem:
How do I rotate my brush? there seems to be no button to do so…

Slight Bump… please help!