Flexi-Bitmaps-Contours

General tips and techiques used in various sign/graphic design software. Corel, Flexi etc.
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Flexi-Bitmaps-Contours

Post by Muts » Tue May 22, 2007 10:11 pm

Contours with images in FlexiSIGN

General working knowledge of Flexi is assumed....
My image - :) Imported into flexi jpg rgb colormode.

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Select the wand tool in bitmap tool bar.
Click on the white ( or unwanted ) area of your image.
You now should have something that resembles the pic below
with the mask ( marquee ) blinking to indicate it’s there

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Under the “Bitmap” menu find “Convert Marquee to Shape” -

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this converts the entire mask ( marquee ) to a combined or compound vector, shown here in black, we then need to break it apart.

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Right click on it to bring up the menu and at the bottom you see “Uncompound” select that.

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OOPS everything went dark...ok not really select JUST THE SQUARE and delete it. You’ll find you inner vector still there.

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We’ll use this to create an offset and finally a contour.
Select it and create an outline.

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Then “separate” that, you can delete the inner.

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Select whats left, (red part here) go to “Arrange” up top and then "Contour Cut" and finally “Make Contour”.

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~Muts

There are other things like masking the holes and wand tolerance I didn't want to get into....but this should get anyone started. :D

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