Modifying images in CCR Part 2: Isolating images

9 Aug

At this point, I have showed you how to:

Set up layers (part 1)

In this section, I will show you how to isolate images using the contour option.

I decided to pull apart the individual items from the top layer image. I used mat layers and the contour (should be renamed edit) button.

If there is a particular question you have, let me know and I will check it out. There is usually a simpler way to do things.

Not all of my steps have pictures, especially the standard steps. I do not have a camera so I cannot make a video. (Honestly I am not sure how I would do that while going through the steps at the same time).  IF you need more help or details on a step, just ask!

Open CCR and create a file

On the OVERLAY toolbar, find the cartridge Life’s a Beach

NB I found it was easier to do this using the overlay than the image tab.

Relative dial size should be selected. Mat layers and fill mode should be selected too.

We are going to isolate the layers of the pineapple drink in Life is a Beach.

Step 1: Enable mat layers and fill mode from previous tutorial. I strongly suggest going through the previous tutorial first!

Step 2: Find the pineapple drink on the overlay tab and bring to your mat. A dialog box should pop up asking you if you want to add this to a new layer, current layer, or cancel. Select current layer.

Step 3: Press layer button, then select (same tab) pineapple drink (accessories/top layers)

Step 3.1: Select new layer. I explained on Part 1 how to determine which layer you are in.

Since you have mat layers and fill mode enabled, your mat will look something like this.

The colors might be different, but you can change them easily. I explained that in Part 1.

Step 4: Create 4 more (5 total) layers of the pineapple accessories/top layers.

It will be easier on you if you hide the pineapple drink:

Step 5: Hide pineapple drink (click on the eyeball on the pineapple drink layer)

Pineapple is gone!Well… Not gone, just out of sight (out of mind)

Now we have just the accessories/ pineapple layers on our mats. And we have a lot of them. And they are all called the same thing! And you might have them all similar or same color!

To change the color, refer to Part 1.

To change the name, refer to Part 1.

I used these names for my layers

This is also useful because now I know what each will be when I finish isolating!

We will isolate one image at a time. I am going to hide all images but the one I am working with. Since it was typed first, I am going to isolate umbrella first.

Step 6: Hide all of the other layers but umbrella.

I like to place what I am working on up front and center!

Step 7: Select the hide contour button.

Now you are in the underbelly of the image. On the top you notice the exit button. I am not sure what glyph stands for. But it doesn’t matter!

Since this layer is umbrella, we will select all of the non-umbrella pieces.

Step 8: Select everything that does not belong to umbrella.

It is a little touchy, but you will notice as you hover, the lines turn red. This means it is “selected”

NB the lines are now grayed out. You can always reselect them.

Exit out of that (remember glyph exit on top left?)

And you successfully isolated the umbrella!

Now we will repeat for each of the other items. Remember it is helpful to hide from view everything but what you are working on.

This is a great skill to practice with, especially with the horrible layering of Lite carts and others like. It is also useful to use when you don’t want a particular cut or line in your image.

I use the term isolated because as mentioned above, the other lines are there, they are just hiding from the machine!

In the next part, I will show you how to change the base of the images by welding.

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