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    Default Mould in Xara

    If I draw something in Xara, and want to use the Mould Tool - no problems.

    However, if I have an image (a .jpg), is there any way of moulding that image?

    For example, I might have a label that I want to wrap around a bottle, for which I would need something like the Mould tool.

    So, is there a way of achieving this in Xara?

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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    Yes, but only via a bodgy workaround, I'm afraid...

    Use your bitmap to define an art brush and then draw a suitably curved line, stroke it with the brush and tinker with line width and stroke profiles to adjust the "moulding" effect.

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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    Phil - What are the chances of the Mould Tool being updated. And the Bitmap Tracer. And other features that have been more or less ignored over the years?
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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    +1
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    It is also possible to use the bitmap tracer to create a vector image and mould that. I seem to remember giving an example of that in a tutorial many years ago.
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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    Hi,

    I'm definitely not skilled in this, but I was wondering if AV Bros Page Curl wouldn't help. We received a demo version of this a few versions ago (X9, I think) and I bought the full version of the plugin and then never used it. Here is an attempt to roll up a photo to give you an idea as to some possibilities. I need to read the manual.
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    Here is a link to the AV Bros Gallery. Scroll down to see the label on the cylindrical CD box.
    John
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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    I've never got results that keep the clarity of the image, when using the bitmap tracer.
    Unless someone has a tutorial that show a great result after the trace.

    Would be good if the Mould Tool did, what most of us imagine it should do!

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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    I've never got results that keep the clarity of the image, when using the bitmap tracer.
    Unless someone has a tutorial that show a great result after the trace.

    Would be good if the Mould Tool did, what most of us imagine it should do!
    +1 I agree Rik, there have been times I wanted to manipulate a bitmap like that too.
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    Default Re: Mould in Xara

    +1 A mesh warp and a mesh gradient tool have been long asked for

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelize View Post
    +1 A mesh warp and a mesh gradient tool have been long asked for
    +1

 

 

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