Chapter 18: Converting Text Shapes to Graphic Shapes (Paths and Regions)
Converting the characters of a text shape into graphic shapes, consisting of various paths and regions, allows
you to reshape them by manipulating individual punchpoints.
To convert a text shape to graphic shapes of paths and regions:
appear around the shape.
drop-down menu, point to
converted to paths and regions, and the punchpoints for all shapes within the design appear in blue.
NOTE: For more information about selecting and moving punchpoints, see chapter 4.
For more information about inserting new punchpoints as well as setting entry and exit points,
see chapter 24.
When widening satin-stitched columns, be sure not to make the stitches too wide. A wide stitch
length will not hold well during laundering and, depending on the garment, has a tendency to
snag and tear, causing the stitches to unravel.
To convert a text shape to paths and regions:
dialog box appears.
box, type "L".
drop-down list, select "Helsinki".
box, type "1.0".
), select the text shape that you wish to convert. "Dancing ants" (moving dashes)
), and then right-click in the design area. The
, and then click
. The selected text shape is
tab of the