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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    handrawn, I think you have overlooked a step.

    In the Page & Layer Gallery, expand the Opacity Mask.
    In my example, these were named tl, tr, bl & br (in full).
    You can select any of these and...
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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    handrawn, have you tried to just Detach Opacity Mask, adjust and re-apply? The Mask objects are then visible and grouped but you can isolate any one with Ctrl+Select.

    Acorn
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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    Boy that is useful.

    Add back a Complete Stroke
    1. Clone Masked Shape - Ctrl+K
    2. Set Line Width to None
    3. Detach Opacity Mask - Alt+O
    4. Ctrl+Select and Delete any White Mask Objects
    5....
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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    Boy, this is the best I have managed:

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    Add back a Complete Stroke
    1.Clone Masked Shape - Ctrl+K
    2.Set Line Width to None
    3.Detach Opacity Mask - Alt+O
    4.Ungroup - Ctrl+U
    5.Delete...
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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    Egg, your approach destroys subsequent editing. I was trying to show mine could emulate the Xara Smart Shape for changing corners on the fly..

    With mine, you can also change Line widths, position,...
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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    handrawn, I did what I did for a reason. The purpose was to establish the concept as a hook. I took the big O as a visual metaphor for a hole so it would have a resonance. I then went onto the...
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    Re: Fancy Corners with Masks

    Surely Arrange > Apply opacity mask was a good indicator?

    Acorn
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    Fancy Corners with Masks

    I wanted more control over the corners of the shapes I use without having to rely on the Xara Smart Shapes, like OCC > Components > Print & Web Components > Shapes > Shape 7.

    The method is simple...
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