Thursday, September 25, 2008

A nice little trick with Accent Essentials cartridge

There's a shape on AE that you can merge with it's shadow to get some welded silhouette circles or ovals, however you stretch it. You won't actually merge the shapes themselves. Here is the shape in AE that I am talking about:

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and it's shadow:

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Now go ahead & merge them like this, using the left nudge key while the second shape is "highlighted", or appears as a dotted line. Do not check the weld key.

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I enlarged it in this screen shot so you could see it better:

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And of course you can stretch it any way you want:

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And this is the shape you'll get from the inside of the two merged shapes, depending on how you manipulate the shape with the arrows:

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