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How to offset or create even outline.

Discussion in 'Corel' started by JJ, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. JJ

    JJ Member

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    I'm trying to figure out how to outline something in Corel X3. In Autocad, it would be the offset command.

    Take a look at my example. The desired result is an outline - with an even width around the rectangle.

    The "bad" was a copy/paste + hold shift while stretching a corner.
    The "good" was the bad+shift/stretch corner, then shift/stretch top center. I suspect there's a better way.

    I'm trying to apply this concept to text. I want to create an outline in one color of vinyl, and layer a second color on top - without having to manipulate each letter individually.

    :help:
     

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  2. 2NinerNiner2

    2NinerNiner2 Very Active Member

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    Use the Contour funciton; then 'Break Contour Group Apart'
     
  3. T.O.3

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    Use the Contour tool. It is under Effects in the menu bar.

    Good Luck....
     
  4. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    JJ - Use either the contour OR...

    Make your design >>> Place outline >>>> Convert outline to object >>>>> Place new outline around that object.
     
  5. ssanchez

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    Coutur tool

    on your effects menu go to countur you should see a window pop uo that will give you the options of size, amount of countours and other choices. make one outline then break countour apart and that should give you what you want
     
  6. JJ

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    Contour did it. Thanks everyone!:U Rock:
     
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