Moving objects inside a graphics element

Hi All:

Can I import a picture (PNG) and place it inside a graphics shape (circle) and then move my picture around to frame it?

Thanks,

Alex N.


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Sure. Draw your oval picture box, then with it still selected, choose
File > Import and navigate to your picture. Once the image appears in
the oval, position your cursor directly over the “compass rose” of
arrows at the center of the oval. Click and drag, and you will see
the image move within the frame. If you need to, you can move in
smaller “bites” by clicking, dragging, and then releasing the mouse,
then starting over at the center again.

There are also numerous shortcuts: Shift - Apple - M to center the
image. Shift - Option - Command - F to shrink the image to fit
(proportionally). Shift - Option - Command - > or < to increase or
decrease the size in steps, etc.

Walter

On Sep 5, 2008, at 4:36 PM, Alex Neuman wrote:

Hi All:

Can I import a picture (PNG) and place it inside a graphics shape
(circle) and then move my picture around to frame it?

Thanks,

Alex N.


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Thanks a lot!

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The edges of the circle the circle are not very good, jagged.
Can I improve that?

Thanks,

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One trick is to add a stroke of the same color as your background to
the circle. Don’t know why this works, but it does. If your
background is mixed color, then pick something that is average, and
make sure the stroke is only 1px.

Walter

On Sep 5, 2008, at 5:05 PM, Alex Neuman wrote:

The edges of the circle the circle are not very good, jagged.
Can I improve that?

Thanks,

Alexn N.


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Thank you!!!

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Sometime around 5/9/08 (at 17:05 -0400) Alex Neuman said:

The edges of the circle the circle are not very good, jagged.

This is a quirk of how plain non-horizontal/vertical graphic box
borders are rendered when there’s no native Freeway fill or border,
just imported image content.

There are a couple of simple cures. One is to add a border to the
graphic, and the other is to give the graphic container a fill
colour. Either step will make it be antialiased, giving you a
smoother appearance.

If the image fills the container with no empty area, applying a fill
colour will be unnoticable. Other than making the output render
smoothly, of course.

To make a border unobtrusive try using the page background colour or
a colour that blends in with the image content. Or make it obvious
and visible! :slight_smile:

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I’ll give those a try.

Thanks a lot,

Alex N.


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