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Using an image as a fill for text.

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by Jamie Christy, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Jamie Christy

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    Is it possible in Omega?

    I need to fill text with an image...then an outline....then a shadow.

    In my Inspire you just position text (or curves) over image and create mask..........voila!

    Thanks
    Jamie
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

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    Yes.

    You use a combination of combining same colors so the center is a hole and then select or create cutpaths to finish the piece. You must use the same vinyl throughout with foil fills. All fills would be set to overprint.

    Now place the vectors on top of your image, size and position it and it should preview and print/cut correctly.
     
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  3. Fred Weiss

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    Pictures demonstrate better.
     

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  4. Jamie Christy

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    so if my next layer or out line is say ...red
    then if i make the text red it will put the picture inside the text...got it

    what if i want the whole pic to remain as a background?
     
  5. Fred Weiss

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    You would add the color change and probably set a choke and spread if you're using more than one spot color. Depending on the colors used, you may also choose to just set CMYK colors instead of spot colors .... especially if you have a CMYK image already being run. This nearly always eliminates the need for chokes and spreads. If you want to reduce or eliminate any graininess in these fills, select a halftone type of Classical Dot and bump the LPI setting up into the 70 to 90 range.

    To run it with the entire image behind it showing, you set the text to overprint and turn all cuts off. then set a rectangle or whatever shape you want to use to cut out the image.

    Learning the different ways to achieve any given effect is different with Omega and in general when you are working with spot colors. Your tools are:

    Cuts On or Off
    Spot or CMYK
    Overprint or Not (Not knocksout all print beneath it)
    Clear Fills
    Printing on films other than white .... with or without primers.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Jamie Christy

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    it wont work for me


    I have a "D" in atomic red....then outlined with atomic red...applied cut line to outline

    now i just got two atomic red pieces.....its not "knocking out" the inner piece
     
  7. Fred Weiss

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    Select all the Atomic Red and "combine" it. That should cause the inner fills to become holes.
     
  8. Jamie Christy

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    i can see through it now but my image is still a big square behind my shape.....i have the outline set for cuts is that correct?
     
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    Set your View to Print Order - Output and Preview to Filled (F8).
     
  11. Jamie Christy

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    print order HAS TO BE OUTPUT....Thank you so much....it seems simple now but it totally kicked my butt!!!!
    :U Rock:
     
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