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Vector over Image File - Vector won't show...!?!

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by thewoodage, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. thewoodage

    thewoodage Member

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    Hello all -

    I have imported a photo of a store front into 4.0.
    I'm trying to over-lay a vector logo filled with color over top for a proof.

    I can't get the vector to show no matter what I do.
    I've brought to front.
    I've sent photo to back.
    I've grouped.
    I've un-grouped.
    I've locked.
    I've un-locked.
    I've spun-around in my chair.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!:thankyou:
     
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  2. Doug78

    Doug78 Member

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    I assume you made sure your vector has color to it and not clear?
     
  3. thewoodage

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    Yes, it does have color to it....I've tried with cuts on, cuts off, all of that good stuff....I'm stumped.

    EDIT: Ok, I figured it out ( i think) I went to the Layer Manager and had to drag it to the top, now it's showing.

    Never had to do this before...it always just went if I moved it to front....?
     
  4. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Have you saved the file? If so, copy the image into a new file and then create the vector. Try to move on top. Save again.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    probably something to do with what vinyl color it is assigned is all i can think
     
  6. idsignsil

    idsignsil Member

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    In Omega 4.0 Gerber introduced layers like in Photoshop and Illustrator. In the View menu you can turn off and on the layer manager. If the vector was on a separate layer and the layer was under the photo layer, it would not show.
     
  7. thewoodage

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    Ok, I tried the paste into a new file and it worked...will suck if that's what I have to do everytime but at least it works -

    Thanks all!
    :U Rock:
     
  8. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Glad to help but helping a Buckeye goes against my KY roots :)
     
  9. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    I really hate layers! I spend most of my day having to click on "merge layers". it is the only thing about Omega that bugs me. is there a way to shut layers off? I have no idea why I would ever want to have layers that can't be seen as why would I put text on a photo if I didn't want to see it.
     
  10. thewoodage

    thewoodage Member

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    Marlene - Agreed!!
     
  11. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    Marlene, If you do a lot of illustrations, layers are the bomb! You organize all of your elements by layers and you can lock/unlock when needed, hide them, it makes things a lot easier when editing certain elements. You can bring in jpegs of buildings or what ever and lock them so that you can manipulate/scale your art. You can do this of course without layers but when you have 50 to a hundred objects in your art file, you have to scroll through to find the objects.

    If you want to put certain objects in order, you can just drag a layer, in lieu of finding an object in the list and drag it multiple places. Or hit your shortcut keys a bunch of times to move an item up or down in the order. It really can save time when you get use to working with layers.

    Organize by colors, fonts, bitmaps, other placed graphics. ITS FUN!!!!
     
  12. Sando

    Sando 10 years and trying to forget how to count...

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    Indeed, if the image and the vector art are assigned the same vinyl this will occur.
     
  13. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    I agree with jhilldesigns, I just imported an image, the digitized a shape, assigned a color stroke, show fill with no problems. There is NO need for layers to do this.
     
  14. Dana Goodale

    Dana Goodale New Member

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    Go to Composer FILE>Import
    Click on an image file
    In the bottom right corner of the dialog box, turn off Keep layers, and click ON Flatten Layers to Current Layer.
    Click Preferences.
    All Set! Layers begone!
     
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