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Offline EileenTopic starter

help again for styles
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:36:34 pm »
ok a little different for me this time. I have all kinds of textures that I collected on CD. lots really nice ones and I'd like to make styles out of them. can it be done and if it can can I get a step by step instruction on how to do it please? thanks in advance. :blackcat: :help01:

Offline Teejay

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 11:32:59 pm »
hi Eileen

MaryLou wrote a step by step for this
it explains how to create  your bitmaps to styles
it also explains how to make different categories in your styles panel

follow along from 'SHARING BITMAP STYLES'  through 1 to 5

you can find it   HERE

if you get stuck just yell.


Offline EileenTopic starter

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 11:05:18 am »
hi Eileen

MaryLou wrote a step by step for this
it explains how to create  your bitmaps to styles
it also explains how to make different categories in your styles panel

follow along from 'SHARING BITMAP STYLES'  through 1 to 5

you can find it   HERE

if you get stuck just yell.

I don't have BMP files. I have JPG files. will it work same as BMP?

Offline Teejay

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 11:22:30 am »
yes  its the same technique for jpb, png  or bitmap(bmp) files .

Offline Rege

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 11:35:22 am »
Hello, Eileen,

You can use .jpg, .png or even .tif files.

Offline EileenTopic starter

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 12:47:48 pm »
yes  its the same technique for jpb, png  or bitmap(bmp) files .

just spent an hour trying to do as the instructions say. made a template saved as jpg and then tried to select a square with the move tool. it won't do it at all, just selects the whole jpg. what am I doing wrong? I've attached the template I made.

Offline Rege

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 01:14:33 pm »
Eileen, on my side I create styles one by one.
I place the file in AD, I convert it into a curve so that it can be used as a style. With the selected image I create the style from the selection.

1) "File", "Place...".
2) With the image selected, "Layer", "Convert to Curves".
3) Still with the image selected, go to the "Styles" tab of the Studio and expand the "Hamburger" at the top right of the window, choose "Add Style from Selection".

You can place multiple images anywhere on the page in AD, convert them to curves and then select them all to add them all at once in styles (following the same method used for a single file).

Offline Teejay

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 01:43:00 pm »
OH MY GOD
I have died and gone to heaven

that is such an easy way to convert to style rege

try it rege way eileen

just wait till ML sees this ..... :cancan:

Offline San

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 02:02:17 pm »
 :praise45: Rege that is so easy.

Offline EileenTopic starter

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 02:31:55 pm »
Eileen, on my side I create styles one by one.
I place the file in AD, I convert it into a curve so that it can be used as a style. With the selected image I create the style from the selection.

1) "File", "Place...".
2) With the image selected, "Layer", "Convert to Curves".
3) Still with the image selected, go to the "Styles" tab of the Studio and expand the "Hamburger" at the top right of the window, choose "Add Style from Selection".

You can place multiple images anywhere on the page in AD, convert them to curves and then select them all to add them all at once in styles (following the same method used for a single file).

Thank you !! I am going to give this a try. :cancan:

Ok went to try this. I opened one jpg texture and went to covert to curve and for some reason that option is NOT available

Offline Rege

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 02:39:52 pm »
With pleasure Eileen and thanks to Teejay and San.

Offline EileenTopic starter

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 02:52:58 pm »
With pleasure Eileen and thanks to Teejay and San.

Ok went to try this. I opened one jpg texture and went to covert to curve and for some reason that option is NOT available

Offline Rege

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 03:14:11 pm »
Was the image selected in AD?
You can also right click on the image (selected) and choose "Convert to Curves".

Offline MaryLou

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 04:03:04 pm »
This is interesting!  If you use the Image Place option, you must convert to curves. It doesn't matter if it's a jpg or a bmp - you have to Convert to Curves.

If you use the bitmap option (the way I did my styles), you do NOT have to Convert to Curves.  I did not know you could select them all to add to the Styles though. That's a real time saver!

If you're using the Image Place option, you can stack a whole bunch on the workspace (all in one pile), then select the whole pile, convert to curves, and while still selected, add them all as a style in one action.

I don't understand why they would be different though. 

Offline EileenTopic starter

Re: help again for styles
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2018, 04:08:44 pm »
Was the image selected in AD?
You can also right click on the image (selected) and choose "Convert to Curves".

Yes the image was selected. When I said the option was not available I meant it greyed out. attached is a screen shot. maybe something is wrong with my AD or I changed something. I don't know.
also forgot to say the file then place is also greyed out, so I just did a did a drag and drop. this is getting to be a  real pain.

 


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