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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by browj2 View Post
    Rik,

    Would a video help?
    A video would be of great help.

    I've worked some part of it out.
    I created a square with an outline and used 'Paste format/attributes'
    This then changed the circles to the colour line of the object I had created.
    But... I shall wait for your video.
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    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    @Rik, thank you. You have started to experiment.

    You might have just dragged and dropped a colour form the Colour Bar.

    Developing on this start, how might you change the colour of just the bar or even just one of the circles, fill or line?

    The Challenge was more than just this: how to change the shape of the blobs...

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    unless you do a website or a print document I see no merit in these whatsoever - and even then they are just glorified bullet points - and this is what xara expects [?] us to upgrade for...
    handrawn, this is why I raised the Challenge: to raise Xara's game and make others aware of the poor provision Xara is offering.

    I would be hard pressed to use this Timeline construct as "gloried bullets points".
    Again, my Challenge emphasis was on a frieze as that is about all I can make with Timeline 01.

    I want others to discover their own uses for the SmartShape, perhaps in part to redeem Xara for creating a pointless artefact.
    Xara is acting like the Roman emperor throwing bread to the masses during the games at the Coliseum; pretty stale bread though.

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    I admire your intent...

    thing is though, to twist aesop in a different direction, xara can only cry wolf for so long before people realise there is really nothing, well lets say not much, there
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    @Rik, thank you. You have started to experiment.

    You might have just dragged and dropped a colour form the Colour Bar.

    Developing on this start, how might you change the colour of just the bar or even just one of the circles, fill or line?

    The Challenge was more than just this: how to change the shape of the blobs...

    Acorn
    I can do that, by going into the Page & Layer Gallery and selecting the line or the circle, and changing the colour of the line or the circle.

    But, I have no idea how to change the circle for another shape or an image?
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    I can do that, by going into the Page & Layer Gallery and selecting the line or the circle, and changing the colour of the line or the circle.
    But, I have no idea how to change the circle for another shape or an image?
    Rik, you are 85% there.

    Before I do the big reveal, you are aware that when you change one blob's colour, then the End position control simply clones that blob.
    For the image you have here, you can make red blobs and blue blobs but green blobs would have to be by hand.

    As you have discovered the Page & Layer gallery is the clever part.
    Select a blob there and then change the Tool to the Shape Tool and experiment.
    Also with the Selector Tool, what can you do with the controls and meta-keys?

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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge



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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    OK.

    I think I've got the hang of, most of this.

    Though, I think Jono has done something pretty good.
    Better than mine!

    EDIT: Well, I managed to do something similar to Jono. But, it might not have been in the same manner!
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    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

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    Spot on Jonopen.

    I riffed you design a little:

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    Can you see the cheat I used to make the bottom row?

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Frieze Designing Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    OK.

    I think I've got the hang of, most of this.

    Though, I think Jono has done something pretty good.
    Better than mine!

    EDIT: Well, I managed to do something similar to Jono. But, it might not have been in the same manner!
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    Well done Rik, you're now cooking.

    My riff on yours is a lift of part of the screenshot you took:

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    Acorn
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