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 Post subject: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:44 am 

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I adore the Print and Cut feature. However, I would love to be able to cut just within my image to assure a clean cut. This could be done by simply allowing negative values on the shadow layer.

Please please considering adding this option.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:54 am 

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I second the motion.

It would be a very useful feature to have for several other design processes too ;)

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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:52 pm 

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Me too. I'd love to cut right around my objects with no white margin, and a nice bleed.


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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:39 am 

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If Ecal had the trace outline function like the Silhouette does we would be able to do this without having to create a shadow first. Please consider putting this in an update, please, please, please...... :D


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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:52 am 

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Scal 3 is the same as ecal, from what I understand, and there is a trace image feature to achieve the outline. You can find it under File and TRACE.

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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:42 am 

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Yes I know that, that is how I trace it but you get the internal cut lines as well and unless you go through the long winded process of making a shadow layer each time there is no other way to do this :? In the Silhouette you can trace JUST the outline of an image. :)


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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:53 am 

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Breaking apart and pulling off the outline...does not take that much...but a special button would be good, that just does the outline automatically.

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 Post subject: Re: eCAL feature wish
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:17 am 

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the feature you are requesting is a blackout, and already implemented in SCAL3, not sure about previous versions as never seen them..

However it is not part of the trace feature. It is a separate function..

Trace the image, if you get the rectangle round the perimeter then you do need to break apart and delete it, then select all the other bits and merge them back together.

To blackout any extra bits floating around in the middle of your outline simply change the Appearance -> Style to Blackout instead of normal (over in the properties panel on the right)

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