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October 14, 2009

Shadowing words or matting frames using the gypsy

To shadow words/images or to mat a frame like I have done for the Hoot - Layout (see the previous blog - i welded the frame to owl and mated it with another frame). I follow this procedure
1. Choose the letters (and images) and group them. 
2. Copy and paste and move them down below.
3. Increase the size on one of them by 2 or 3 sizes (using double arrow key).
4. Move the set out of way. 
5. Just as a precaution - Ungroup and Regroup each set separately. 
6. Working first on the smaller set - nudge and move where u want them and weld.
7. Next working on the 2nd set (check if they are grouped and it would help if u went to a larger screen by pressing on the top left arrow shaped silver button) bring them over the 1st set and one by one nudge and lay them where you want them taking care to overlap of course
8. Move the group out of the way of the 2nd set and press weld. *The reason you work with smaller set first is that you can control how much you overlap. If you do the other way you might find that some letters in the smaller set might not overlap and then weld won't be complete 

** If you have shadowed feature on the cartridge you can skip the resizing and just choose that option. 

*** Things to watch out for are - each set should be in a separate group and each letter/image in them should be in blue). If they are not then you might need to press ungroup (all letters turn black) and then press group again and select each letters one one in a set till they turn blue.

Well.. that's for shadowing/matting . Hmmm ... this might very well be my next video topic.


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