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Old 25-04-2007, 15:41
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Default How to slice a "letter"

Hi all. Found this site today and starting to asking questions.

I have this problem and I don't know how to solve. I hope somebody can help me.

Let me explain the issue. I am using CorelDraw X3. I have a Letter, I convert it to curves, I selected a large pen width and then I converted to an object with outline Ctrl-Shift-Q.

Now I need to slice the complete letter in several shapes that cover the entire original letter. This is for a mask to be used in flash.

I attached a sample of what I want: This example is easy to do with rectangles but I need to do this for a curve font and many times.

I used the knife but doesn't work. OR I don't know how to. Also tried crop.

Any help will be useful and appreciated,

Regards and thanks for your time,
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Old 27-04-2007, 13:22
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Default Use the Intersect tool

If you draw a rectangle over the section of the letter you need the little piece of then select the Pick tool. Hold down the Shift Key and select the letter. Select the Interactive Intersect tool from the Properties Bar. Select a new color just this little section will change to the new color and it will also be a new object. Repeat this until you have all the shapes you need. Note: you will still have the original one under the new shapes.
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Old 27-04-2007, 14:09
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Thanks for your answer.

The issue here is to draw for the curves not for the straight lines. Imagine a old english letter S or so. Many curves there.


I got an answer from the corel forums as follows:

Instead of using the knife tool, just draw straight or curved lines where
you want the colours to change. Then use the "Smart Fill Tool" to colour
those areas. It puts an actual shape in the colour you want over that area
of the letter. Once you have it all filled the way you want, just delete the
original letter.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:43
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Default Re: Slicing a letter

Here is a tutorial for that:
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Old 11-05-2007, 14:44
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Hi Alex

Didn't have time until now.

I Thanks you for this example, works fine also. But I like to thank for the rest of the tutorials you have on youtube. Very useful all of them.

Can you PM when your site is up and running?

Thanks again
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