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Subject: Re: fumbling with layers
From: John Croteau
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 02:56:07 +0100

Hi Jonas,

> I just started on this flash3 film, in which I have one layer with text
> that I first broke apart and then outlined with the ink bottle. For the ink
> bottle I used the fourth selection from the "line style" drop menu; the wavy
> line. When I ink the letters of my text, I get small but oh-so-annoying gaps
> in the new wavy outlines. So I thought "-Oh well, Ill just insert another
> layer and fill the gaps by drawing with the pencil!", (drawing in the same
> layer twisted the outlines rather badly). Ok, it worked so far, and I now
> have continuous outlines for my text.
If you don't like the effect of the wavy line outline don't use it.
What is happening when you combine the lines is that your new lines are
taking on the Wavy Line characteristics.

If you want the outline to be wavy without gaps, just curve the original
font's outside edge and then add a normal solid outline.

> Is there some way of
> simply putting the layers together (like in Photoshop), or making a symbol
> out of several layers?
Cutting and pasting objects into the same layer combines touching
non-symbol objects into one image so you can symbolize the combined

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  fumbling with layers, Jonas S (I flew Hale Bop)

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