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    Default Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    Hello,

    I can easily create rounded corner rectangles but how do you create inverted rounded corner rectangles? The info bar will not allow me to input a negative figure in the curvature box!

    I wish to avoid drawing circles in the corners of rectangles etc. as I am fully aware of what happens when you come to resize it.

    By the way, you can create incut rectangles in Xara 3D6 at the click of a button!

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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    There is no option to create cutout curves in the corner of rectangles.

    You would need to draw circles and subtract them from the rectangles.
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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    Center four circles the size of the incut corner, one over each corner. Select a circle and the rectangle and Arrange > Combine Shapes > Subtract Shapes.

    Do this for each corner.

    Or, group the four circles and only do the subtract shapes operation once.

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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

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    Last edited by Big Frank; 16 April 2009 at 01:24 PM.
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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    Just seemed to me nobody actually understood the OP's problem which wasn't how to subtract circles from a box, but how to stop the resulting corners getting stretched when changing the size of the shape. Presentation is what I do well. Make the most of it, my cards are marked http://mail.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/m...ticons7/32.gif
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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    Agree, nice touch!
    The script font is great, very clear. Which font have you used?

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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    It's called "Segoe Print". I like it for presentation because it, in addition to the torn note pad sheet, adds a human quality to the content, yet is eminently legible. It's a Microsoft official font and is shipped with Vista. If you want it for free you get it if you download Windows 7 beta:

    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/...aspx?FMID=1631
    Last edited by Big Frank; 16 April 2009 at 01:24 PM.
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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    Thank you for the info Frank. Already working to get it...

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    Default Re: Inverted Rounded Corner Rectangles (Incut Rectangles)

    Big Frank, this is a great technique and it also works with regular rounded boxes, after you convert the box to editable shapes.

    It even works in Web Designer too (very useful when using rounded text panels etc.), but you have to first convert the box by selecting Arrange/Combine Shapes/Add Shapes.

 

 

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