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Need help Editing Letter

Postby bigsummitmetalart » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:17 am

Hello

I have a letter I need the white part to be a clean cut with out the lines at the top and bottom. I can't get them to go away. I also Can't get the corners of the letter to curve. I am trying to create a Brand. I am going to cut the brand out and put a solid piece behind so the brand stands out. But I can't seem to figure it out. Any help would be greatly apppreciated!

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Ashley

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby Larry83301 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:36 am

Could you post a DXF or JPG file, don't have Corel. :cry:

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby muzza » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:22 am

I treied to have a look for you. I have Corel X5 but it wont open for me, sorry
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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby bigsummitmetalart » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:33 am

Thanks guys for looking and being willing to help me. I can't thank you enough. I am attaching a DXF. Hopefully you can get it to work!

Thanks again
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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby SignTorch Vector Art » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:16 pm

when I opened the CDR, you had used a font that I don't have, the substitution looked nothing like the DXF, so I just used the DXF and .....

note: to avoid missing fonts when sharing text shapes you can run convert-to-curves on the text, since you're going to trim it, it will get converted to curves anyway... otherwise I'd have to have that exact font installed to see the CDR correctly.

anyway....

to remove the red rectangle from the blue/green shape

if the blue/green shape is an artistic text object then you can skip the next step

first select the blue and green shape and combine them

then stretch the red rectangle a little as shown

then hit trim (with red rectangle selected)

and selct the D shape as the trim target
Image
that will remove any of the blue/green shape that falls within the red shape

in the shaping/trim docker, make sure to uncheck the 'leave-original' options or copies of one or both objects will persist and be confusing

always stretch the red rectangle to run well outside of the blue/green shape to be trimmed, if the top and bottom edge of the red rectangle falls right on the blue and green edges, it may or may not trim as expected when edges overlap like that, that can create very strange results anytime two different curve's edges (supposedly) fall right on top of each other,

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby bigsummitmetalart » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:37 pm

Thank you so much. How do I download the colored file?

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby muzza » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:31 pm

Thanks Gary, I thought that may have been the reason I couldn't open it.

Ashley, to download the colored picture, right click on it and then save as, but what I think Gary put the picture there for was to use as a reference in his explanation of how to complete the task you are trying to do.

I have attached the dxf of the bridged letter below.
Murray
Big D 2.dxf

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby bigsummitmetalart » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Thank you so much Murray! I kinda wondered if that was the case. Thanks as well to Gary for his help. Now hopefully I can do this without bugging for help. You guys are all awesome and I can't thank you enough for helping me :D

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby bigsummitmetalart » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:22 pm

Murray Im gonna pick your brain only one more time I promise! LOL Is there a way I can round the corners on the D?

Thanks
Ashley

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby Gamelord » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

In corel, select the node tool. Double click on the line before the sharp corner, this will add a node. Then do the same to the adjacent line, adding a second node. Then select the node on the very corner and delete. This will make a straight line between the two nodes you added.

Then select the center of the line you created (between the two nodes) by clicking on it once (not double click) and select the "curve" icon on the top. This will allow you to curve the line, drag it do the curve you want. Adjust the nodes on either side to make the curve larger or tighter.

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Re: Need help Editing Letter

Postby SignTorch Vector Art » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:11 pm

you can just use the fillet tool, applied to the whole shape it will fillet all cusp nodes (corners)

if you have extrneous cusp nodes that shouldn't be filleted, or if you want different sized fillets in different places, then you can use the node tool to select which nodes to fillet

fillet is under window/dockers/fillet-scallop-chamfer

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