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AD Discussion / Re: Pen Tool to selection
« Last post by Jimmy on February 16, 2018, 12:24:56 am »
Thank you, this is exactly the help I need  :praise70:
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AD Discussion / Re: Pen Tool to selection
« Last post by MaryLou on February 15, 2018, 02:31:37 pm »
Jimmy, you have a hole in the bucket and the paint keeps running out!  In other words, you don't have a closed curve.  The beginning and the end do not connect.  However, there are a number of solutions to that.

You could just draw a circle, then clip it to the hair. The problem with that would be if you changed colors... you'd have to change the circle too.

You could draw a shape that's similar to the "hole", then use the Add function to add the two pieces together. This would let you change colors.

You could just connect the beginning to the end but that might not work on this particular image.

You could draw the hair as one object, then draw the bun as another and add them together.

These are only some of the solutions.  I like the last one best.

Would like to make some suggestions for creating artwork with nodes.  The fewer nodes, the smoother the image.  Look at the image below.  On the top part, I just clicked a bunch of straight lines at points where the shape changes.  On the second part, I used the node tool to drag the curves into place.


Give this a try to see how easy it is: 

Use the pen tool to draw a line with a node in the beginning, one in the center, and one at the end.
Change to the Node tool.  Hover the node tool over the center of the line on the left side until you see a little tilde under the node tool.  Holding down the mouse button, drag the line upward.  It should form a nice curve. ( see image below).  Repeat for the right side but drag the line downward.


This is exactly  how I made the hair on my example.  I did have to adjust one or two node handles but that was no big deal.  You can see how smooth the lines come out when using fewer nodes.  I hope this helps.

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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: New Egg Cooker!
« Last post by MaryLou on February 15, 2018, 02:08:10 pm »
I will check out that egg poacher, San.  Sounds interesting!  I'm all for anything that's easy to use.

I like my bacon nice and crispy and I don't want any mess to clean up.  So, I use a large size paper plate with a layer of paper towels.  Place the bacon strips on the paper towels, place one paper towel on the top (not really needed because it doesn't splash), and pop into microwave.  My microwave has a "bacon button" that I just push. I think it cooks around 5 minutes.  When it's done, I use the tongs to move it to a real plate, then dump the paper towels, plate and all in the garbage.  Delicious crisp bacon, no mess!
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: New Egg Cooker!
« Last post by San on February 15, 2018, 01:00:22 pm »
They would be great for eggs  I don't have anything that size in my cupboards

I just bought a  Decor Microsafe Easy Steam Egg Poacher  which is great I also bought the bacon one but that does not cook up bacon like you see on the TV but will give it another try  the eggs come out great.  They were half price when I bought them. 
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: New Egg Cooker!
« Last post by MaryLou on February 15, 2018, 12:42:23 pm »
Teejay, I looked up the little ones like you have on Amazon. Almost bought them too!   Sure glad I found those little dishes in the cupboard!  They've been there for almost 5 years and I've never ever used them.  Didn't have much use for something that size.  Now I have a whole bunch of egg cookers!!  Would be a great way to fix breakfast for a small group too!  They are egg-sactly  what I needed!!!     I am happy!  I saved money and got something even better!! :tada: :stars: :yes03:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: The Poet's Corner
« Last post by MaryLou on February 15, 2018, 12:39:13 pm »
Majse, I too have Animation Shop and Gif Animator and I love creating animations.  Gif Animator "died" when PhotoImpact was discontinued 10 years ago.  Not sure when JASC killed off Animation Shop but it was probably around the same time.  For a long time, everyone was doing animations but I think the animation programs had advanced as far as they could and there was nothing new that could be added other than maybe some new filters.

We used to have an animation forum here but it died due to lack of participation. We seldom see animations anymore other than emots.  That's kind of a shame because there are so many good ones. 

Not sure animations even display here anymore. Going to grab a few to upload and see.
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: The Poet's Corner
« Last post by Majse on February 15, 2018, 05:52:46 am »
ML, you are a first mover but do you think gif-files will be the past soon, really? I have animation shop. It is very old but I love it  :jumper:

Sometimes I want to stop the future  :look:

Tom C, your animation is "dead" - only 1 frame in it. So the future is already here  :look:
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AD Discussion / Re: Pen Tool to selection
« Last post by Jimmy on February 15, 2018, 02:26:53 am »
Now what have I wrong? :laugh1: How do I fix?  :woof:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: New Egg Cooker!
« Last post by Teejay on February 15, 2018, 12:40:52 am »
That is the PERFECT cooking pot for a single egg ...awesome.
And because the egg slips out ..its easy washing up .

Cant get over you finding a perfect egg cooker and a use for those cute pots.
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AD Discussion / Re: Pen Tool to selection
« Last post by Jimmy on February 14, 2018, 11:05:48 pm »
MaryLou  :praise20:  :yes01:  :stars: Thank you this is the help I was looking for. I'm learning AD
Thank you
Jimmy
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