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Is there a thing like "convert lines to fills" in freehand? I can do it with flash, but I couldn't spot a feature like that in freehand (?) Greetings, Dennis...

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    Default Converting lines to fills

    Is there a thing like "convert lines to fills" in freehand? I can do it with flash, but I couldn't spot a feature like that in freehand (?)

    Greetings,
    Dennis
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    drichter Guest

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    drichter wrote:
     

    Xtras > Expand Stroke.

    I keep a button for this Xtra in my toolbar.

    Judy Arndt

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    Dennis,
    Do you mean you have a pattern of lines you've drawn that you'd now like to
    use to fill objects?

    Bill Schuhle


    Bill Guest

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    Hello,

    sorry, I should have been more precise:

    I meant something like creating a thick line and then convert it into a
    "filling" - like when you simply draw it with the rectangle tool.

    For example: I create a thick line (8px) with rounded edges. Now I want to
    convert it, so that I can move all the contour points (and not just the two of
    the inside line) with the path selection tool...

    Greetings from germany,
    Dennis

    drichter Guest

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    Ah, in that case, Judy's suggestion to use the Expand Stroke Xtra is what
    you want.

    Bill Schuhle


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    Is there a way to make this work with a paint brush stroke? It seems to only
    work with a normal stroke.

    I have a drawing I made with the Variable Stroke Pen. Under 'stroke', I
    clicked on 'basic' to change it to 'brush'. Then i clicked on the button that
    is labelled 'basic wave' and changed it to 'default paint'. I can't figure out
    how to change the colour of the stroke from black to blue.

    Is this even possible?

    boxershorts Guest

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    boxershorts wrote:
     

    A brush, technically speaking, is not a stroke -- it's a symbol attached to
    a path. Change the color or shape of the symbol and you change the brush
    stroke.

    Look in the Library panel. The default brush tip symbols will be there.
    Duplicate a symbol and then double-click on it to edit it. Make a new brush
    with the new symbol. Save your brushes as Styles so you can quickly apply
    them.

    The Help files give several methods of making and editing brushes. Look for
    the topic 'Using brush stroke attributes'.

    When you want to access the outlines of a brush, Modify/Brush/Release Brush.

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Guest

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    Thanks everyone!
    drichter Guest

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