I have been working with the new CTM and I made something to help myself and I thought it might help someone else.
I was making a texture that used the CTM method (ie CTM for glass) in 1.5 and because the image is broken up into individual files I was having difficulty. I decided to make myself a template that would help me make the textures more quickly.
The template makes stone a red with a white border and a black X in the middle.
This pattern makes is easy to tell when the divided into individual files where the connections are for the CTM. The white lines and squares tell you. Not a big deal really but boy did it make it alot faster to make my new CTM quartz textures.
If you think it might be helpful to you too here is the texture pack used to make the screenshot above. There is something I didn't think of, the CTM stone is 32-bit but the rest of the default pack is 16-bit. The template was for a 32-bit TP I am making, sorry.