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    Default How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    Hi! Help me, please! I can't find this information on the forum.

    How to create a frame in Xara Designer Pro X 15 (16-17)Click image for larger version. 

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    For example, I want to make a frame in the shape of a butterfly. But as soon as I drag another image onto the butterfly, a frame is created but it is RECTANGULAR.

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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    Quote Originally Posted by Curlyman26 View Post
    Hi! Help me, please! I can't find this information on the forum.

    How to create a frame in Xara Designer Pro X 15 (16-17)Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	126636 from the shape of one image (NOT RECTANGULAR) to insert another image and then for free scaling.

    For example, I want to make a frame in the shape of a butterfly. But as soon as I drag another image onto the butterfly, a frame is created but it is RECTANGULAR.
    Well my friend, I believe you're going to be instructed to simply use the 'Shape Tool' and do a trace around it... one you 'close' the newly formed shape,
    you now have your new frame...shouldn't be to difficult. Then get the image you want placed in the frame, and use the 'Apply Clip View' feature.

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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    OR... you could just get yourself a butterfly vector graphic and THEN use the 'Apply Clip View' feature

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    Of course this is just basic... one could really go to town on the edges of this frame...
    Hope this helps...

    Cliff

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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    Then there's always 'Transparency' effects?

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    Cliff

    Don't know what I did to get that 'Attached Thumbnail'? But I know I don't know how to get rid of it. LOL
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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    Thank you very much for your answers!!!! I am very appreciate it!
    Maybe You know, is there a tool in Xara Designer Pro X, like a magic wand in Photoshop, for quick and accurate selection? I just found "Magnetic Lasso Tool". But it's not very comfortable to use. It's very slow and inaccurate process.

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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    As far as I'm aware, most people use the shape editor tool for 99% of all their drawing needs. Once you learn to use it properly it's fast and accurate. I've never used the magnetic lasso in Xara, just don't think about it.
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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    an alternative method would be to recolour the butterfly black and use bitmap tracer to get a vector shape of the butterfly - whilst, not the same as magic wand it is as close as you'll get in xara - that said the bitmap tracer is not the best, inkscape's is better [and free], people here often use vector magic

    you'd get something like this:

    butterfly vector.xar

    which is a bit rough around the edges, but it depends what you want it for

    tracing round by hand with shape tool [or freehand tool with tablet] would be, as said, more accurate, and faster once you have learn't the tool[s] which in itself is an investment, so its up to you

    me I would not do this at all in xara, but that is a different matter
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    Default Re: How to create a frame from the shape of another image (NOT RECTANGULAR)

    Thanks to everybody for help!!!

 

 

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