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Posted 12/28/2011 by ~3girls&aguy~ in General Scrappin'
 

~3girls&aguy~
Now what?

PeaNut 924
July 1999
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Loc: North Texas

Posted: 12/28/2011 10:14:25 PM
K, so I bought a set of numbers, it's zero through 9 and they are in individual circles.....

BUT, how do I separate them so I just cut 2012?

I've actually bought several sets....months, days, etc.....but DUH, I never thought about how to separate them.....'cuz most of the time, I'll only need one at a time.

And please remember, I'm a cameo dummy....so be gentle.


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Kim

Danceswithtrolls
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 12/28/2011 10:27:11 PM
bottom left hand corner, click ungroup. Now you should be able to click on each individual image and delete the ones you don't need.


Rhena
-Proud mom to 3 trolls

~3girls&aguy~
Now what?

PeaNut 924
July 1999
Posts: 5,326
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Loc: North Texas

Posted: 12/28/2011 10:31:46 PM
I actually tried that.....and it's not working for me. It takes the numbers apart, piece by piece. Then it becomes a mess.

I get so frustrated with this. Man I wish there was some kind of generic tip place to go to for stuff like this. It shouldn't be this hard.

ggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


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Kim

Danceswithtrolls
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Posted: 12/28/2011 10:36:00 PM
it separates everything! Delete the stuff you don't want and then regroup everything else.
To regroup, just drag your mouse over the stuff you want grouped and click on the "group" button that is on the bottom left.

Some items can be a little tricky to highlight/grab, just hold your shift key down while clicking on what you want to group. When everything is selected hit the group button.


Rhena
-Proud mom to 3 trolls

Sewgaby
Yup...I'm still here

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December 2001
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Posted: 12/28/2011 10:44:52 PM
Did you try just releasing the compound path? That might work.

But, if you do what Rhena above me says. Just hold onto the shift key while you left click at the same time on all the little parts you need.

Once done, you click on the group button at the bottom and all the little parts you just clicked on before will be grouped and only those.



Irma


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harborgirl
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Posted: 12/28/2011 10:47:45 PM
Here is a great site - Silhouette Plus - that is a great tip/help site and forum.
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Silhouette_Plus/index/
I have learned so much about using my new cameo from these wonderful ladies.

As Danceswithtrolls says, to use your numbers individually, first click "ungroup" in the lower left.

Then click anywhere on the mat to unselect your whole number set, then click on the individual number you want to use.

Hope this helps.

Sewgaby
Yup...I'm still here

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Posted: 12/28/2011 10:52:20 PM
Let us know what happens.


Irma


Nikon D300, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 24-70
105mm 1.2, 80-200 2.8,28-105mm/3.5-4.5,
SB-800

~3girls&aguy~
Now what?

PeaNut 924
July 1999
Posts: 5,326
Layouts: 12
Loc: North Texas

Posted: 12/29/2011 9:20:53 AM
yea, it's still not working. The pieces never come back together.

Either I'm missing a big piece of this process, or I'm just dumb.

Either way, I'm getting more and more pissed off by the second.


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Kim

stace3
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Posted: 12/29/2011 9:26:05 AM
Are you using your cursor and drawing a box around all the remaining pieces? That should select all of the components of the number you want. Then if you click on Group at the bottom left beside Ungroup, everything should be grouped together again. If there are pieces missing, keep drawing boxes around pieces and clicking Group until everything is captured.

Perhaps give us the file name so someone at home with the machine can test for you.

mebarnet
I am not the Pea you are looking for

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Posted: 12/29/2011 9:29:37 AM
You have to group the pieces back together.

First, breathe, this is a very easy process! When you ungroup, the pieces do not move unless you move them yourself, it just separates the layers. Because you separated the layers, you have to put them back together. You can cut them without re-grouping them, it just makes it easier to re-group them back together.

Now, open a new document with the design you want to cut. Select the entire design - right click and go to ungroup. Now you can select individual items, including their outlines. Simply click on the designs you do NOT want to hi-light them and click delete, this will make it easier as it will clear your screen.

Then, take the ones you want and drag your mouse so the circle and number are both selected and right click for group. You do NOT want to do all of them at once or they will be stuck in the pattern they are on your screen. If you do them individually, you can move them where ever you want to save paper.

Once you have it done, click on the "2" to select it and copy and paste another.

It sounds like a lot of steps but it should really take about a minute to do.

Please note, on some designs you have to ungroup them twice because of different layers of the design.


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2012
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2011
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ddobson
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Posted: 12/29/2011 9:38:15 AM
All these things mentioned should work. Here is a video I found that shows you how to do it. Look around and see if there are any other videos that can help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLpP3BPg1v4



~3girls&aguy~
Now what?

PeaNut 924
July 1999
Posts: 5,326
Layouts: 12
Loc: North Texas

Posted: 12/29/2011 9:39:26 AM
OMG, Mari!!

THAT worked. I followed your instructions step by step and THAT worked. Thank you so much....sorry I freaked out on y'all.

K, I can feel my blood pressure dropping now. If I was a smoking person, THIS is when I would go have a cigarette.....LOL And it's too early for a margarita.

Thanks ladies. WHEW!


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Kim

~3girls&aguy~
Now what?

PeaNut 924
July 1999
Posts: 5,326
Layouts: 12
Loc: North Texas

Posted: 12/29/2011 9:59:20 AM
Thank you Daniela! I'll go check out her youtube channel!

I really, really, REALLY wanna use this machine to it's fullest potential....I just wish I didn't get so frustrated so quickly and then wanna chunk it. It's definitely a character flaw of mine.

I'm so thankful I have y'all to turn to.


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Kim

ddobson
PeaFixture

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Posted: 12/30/2011 9:55:47 PM
Kim, you can email me whenever if you have any questions.



mebarnet
I am not the Pea you are looking for

PeaNut 434,276
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Posted: 12/31/2011 8:45:44 AM
Kim,

Not a problem at all! I am not an expert but I have had my Silhouette for over 5 years and now the Cameo, I pretty much used to be the only Silhouette owner here!!! Plus, I tinker and just keep plugging along until I figure something out. Some people call it mad, some driven, I prefer passionate!

I figure that if I have thought of it, others probably have to so there is a way to do it.

We are here to help! If you need help with anything else, post here and one of us will jump in. That is one of the reasons we are all here!


Mari - Loving Scrapbook Generation kits and sketches!!!

2013

2012
12x12 double LO - 267 / 7 cards
2011
12x12 207 doubles / 8x8 39 doubles / 3 6x6 Holiday Daily / 20 cards

lisabarrie
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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:38:08 AM


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MississippiScrapper
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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:44:42 AM
I keep seeing references to "compound path". what is this? why do I want to release it or make something a compound path? I am trying to learn everything about my cameo, but some of these things stump me


~Aimee

marycain
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Posted: 3/15/2012 10:12:53 AM
This is how I've been working with the designs with multiple elements.

When I open the design, I select the design and then right click to ungroup everything.

Then I immediately pick out the element that I want to use - say the number 6. I use the cursor to draw a selection box completely around that element (holding down the left click on my mouse and moving the cursor), then right click and hit group. You can tell if you've gotten all the individual bits and layers if the whole element moves with your cursor.

Then I use the cursor to draw selection boxes around all the other stuff, then right click and delete. I find that easier than trying to shift/click to manually select everything.

At that point, you should only be seeing the element you want to use, Since it is grouped, you can resize, move, duplicate, etc. as if it were a single piece. If you need to work with the individual layers, you can always ungroup and regroup it then if you need to.

After you draw your first selection box and group that element, you can also right click again, copy, then simply open a new drawing and right click again to paste your element there. You will then have two separate work areas and don't have to worry about deleting stuff off your first work area - you can just switch back and forth by clicking on the studio tabs at the bottom of your design area.
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