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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:53 am 

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I'm having a hard time seeing my design or lettering in SCAL3 because of the mat color. I tried to change it but it there doesn't seem to be that feature. In SCAL2 the mat coloring was perfect for designing and seeing lettering. In SCAL 3 I have to fill in the letters to see them on the mat

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Here is what is says:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 am 

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I may be totally missing something but here goes anyway.

It appears that you have a very light STROKE on your letters, you could try and make the stroke dark so that the letters show up better without using FILL.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:05 am 

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Same project but in SCAL2:

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No need to darken the outline because the mat is lighter and the colors don't get lost in the mat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:42 pm 

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might not help but under preferences, check what your alpha fill is set to under general.
the higher the % number the darker the fill of the shape. Not sure if it works on stroke too

only other way/workaround I can think of is add a cutter that has a lighter mat (try the cougar/lynx or silver bullet) I don't think you need the physical cutter to add it, just to cut to it, so make sure you set it back to your cutter before cutting.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:39 pm 

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I too would love to be able to change the mat color as with the BC the mat color is orange and with the silver bullet it is blue. I had a friend call and asked the same question can the mat color be changed and sadly I had to tell them no not in scal.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:08 pm 

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Wondering if anyone ever found anything out about changing the mat color? I, too, have a hard time seeing things on my mat...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:02 am 

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You can at least eliminate some of the lines in between the main grid lines. If you go to view->grid->customize grid you can change the appearance of the lines. I hope this helps a little.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:12 pm 

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I found a work around where I add a rectangle shape to my design and put it as the color that I would like to have on my background. I then use the "lock" feature and put my design on top of it. I hope this helps!


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