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    Using Layer Masks

    John, thanks, appreciate your insights. Yes, text works better for me. I was able to find some articles through Google searches that had step-by-step textual instructions along with screen captures. I didn't do it exactly the way it was done here, but here are two I did last night. I haven't...
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    Using Layer Masks

    Here's the latest. I was able to drag and drop the Shamrock onto the red pick. Now, however, I cannot move the Shamrock around. I also change click on it and change the size. The yellow text below does allow me to both change its size and move it around. Thank You, WTH
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    Using Layer Masks

    Here's another. Why is this Shamrock so huge, and why can't I resize it? Beautiful, huh?
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    Using Layer Masks

    Here is what I get when I try to follow instructions online.
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    Using Layer Masks

    Polar, understood, but here's my challenge. I'm an English prof and thus a lifelong textual learner. Almost the instructions I receive are in images and flow-charts. I literally cannot understand these things. It's like Egyptian to me. I understand if I'm beating a dead horse, but I cannot...
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    Using Layer Masks

    Hello, Everybody, and happiest of Fourth of July's to all of you. With the holiday, I finally have some time to go back and work on this project, so I've bumped it up to renew the discussion. Sam I Am has been very helpful to me through this whole process, and this forum as a whole has been...
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    Masking in Illustrator

    Hawkeye, sorry for my delay. Let me look at the instructional vid from the other poster and see if I can figure it out. I was able to convest the photo you see above into a DXF and then upload it into AI, but it left a few lines. I will post by tomorrow with results. Thanks for your follow-up...
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    Masking in Illustrator

    I'm back, at least briefly. A bit of a detour. I am trying to work in Illustrator to create an outline of an object that I can then send to my laser cutter. So my thought (perhaps incorrect) was to remove all the colors inside the object, just leaving the border or outline. I looked at few...
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    Needing Help on Illustrator and Possibly Corel Draw

    Sam, sorry for the confusion. The Adobe community at this point looks like the best bet. My initial needs will be VERY basic, but grow from there. Again, sorry for any puzzlement I may have caused. As always, thank you, Sam. scott memmer
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    Needing Help on Illustrator and Possibly Corel Draw

    Hawkeye, Thanks much. I glanced at this earlier today, before my post. My initial needs are very basic, so PG can probably deal with most of them, but that you nonetheless. Appreciate It, WTH
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    Needing Help on Illustrator and Possibly Corel Draw

    Hi, Everyone. I'm a relatively new member and very grateful for this forum. I had a question. I'm a SLOWLY learning how to use PS. I have recently acquired a laser cutter for my business and will begin cutting material this week (we've been jobbing out our work for five years, so this is really...
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    Using Layer Masks

    Sam, would you have time to walk me through this tonight around 9:00 PST? Slammed till then. Thank You, WTH
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    Using Layer Masks

    Okay, thanks so much. Argh, yes I see the fingerprints too. I feel like I've entered an episode of Criminal Minds. I usually wipe these down a micro-fiber cloth, but my friend who took these shots must have gotten careless. Thanks again, Sam. G'Night.
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    Using Layer Masks

    Hah! Hey, so listen, I've gotta hit the hay, but perhaps we can talk tomorrow about how to use this image. In a similar situation, I had to spend many hours remove the brown background. Perhaps I can learn how to do that tomorrow evening.
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    Using Layer Masks

    We're in luck. Here's a similar image from the original shoot. This one should work much better. Sorry, I don't know how to make images smaller without reducing the pixels.
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