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Mask & Shading With Parallel Lines??? - Macromedia Freehand

Hello, I'm currently in the process of finsihing up a logo. Thanks to the members of this forum, the trace is now flawless (or close to it). Anyway, I now need to do the following: 1. Convert x,y location of nodes from whatever units is standard to preferably inches (mm, cm, etc. is okay too). 2. Fill the logo with horizontal, parallel lines at a given distance apart. Although the distance apart is not all that critical, I'd like it to be consistent from line to line. So is there a way to mask the trace and apply parallel lines ...

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    Default Mask & Shading With Parallel Lines???

    Hello,

    I'm currently in the process of finsihing up a logo. Thanks to the members of
    this forum, the trace is now flawless (or close to it).

    Anyway, I now need to do the following:

    1. Convert x,y location of nodes from whatever units is standard to preferably
    inches (mm, cm, etc. is okay too).

    2. Fill the logo with horizontal, parallel lines at a given distance apart.
    Although the distance apart is not all that critical, I'd like it to be
    consistent from line to line. So is there a way to mask the trace and apply
    parallel lines that do not go outside the borders of the trace?

    Thanks,
    Bryan

    Bryman79 Guest

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    Default Re: Mask & Shading With Parallel Lines???

    I'm not sure why you need to convert set points into another measurement
    unit, but... the entire doent (other than type size and leading) uses
    the measurement unit speced at the bottom left of the window pop-up
    menu. You can choose inches, mm, etc.

    Look in the help files for "paste inside" to mask your lines. To keep
    the lines at certain distances you can use several methods:
    1) Blend set to a low number of steps in the object inspector.
    2) Power Duplicating a single line
    3) Using the Distribute functions in the align pallet on a series of
    lines (you'll want to group each one individually first).

    Good Luck,
    Rich

    Bryman79 wrote: 
    Rich Guest

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    Default Re: Mask & Shading With Parallel Lines???

    Rich,

    Thanks for your help. I have created the lines and have tried the paste
    contents. All works as planned, but there are areas inside some letters (i.e.
    "o"), inside which I do not want the lines. Is there a smarter way to paste
    contents so that I could exclude these areas? In the alternative, is there a
    way to cut what is inside the inner outlines once I've pasted contents?

    Thanks again,
    Bryan

    Bryman79 Guest

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    Default Re: Mask & Shading With Parallel Lines???

    Bryman79 wrote:
     

    Select the paths that make up your letters. Modify>Join. This makes them
    into a single composite path. Now Paste Inside.

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Guest

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