Subtracting Shapes

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Click the {{l|Circle Tool}} on the {{l|Toolbox|toolbox}} and draw a circle on the canvas with an outline of 3 pixels. Make sure that the create region layer and the create outline layer in the {{l|Tool Options Panel}} of the {{Literal|Circle tool}} are selected.
 
Click the {{l|Circle Tool}} on the {{l|Toolbox|toolbox}} and draw a circle on the canvas with an outline of 3 pixels. Make sure that the create region layer and the create outline layer in the {{l|Tool Options Panel}} of the {{Literal|Circle tool}} are selected.
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Click the {{l|Rectangle Tool}} on the {{l|Toolbox|toolbox}} and draw a rectangle on the canvas with an outline of 3 pixels. Again make sure that the create region layer and the create outline layer in the {{l|Tool Options Panel}} of the {{Literal|Rectangle tool}} are selected.
  
 
[[File:cutoutshape16.png|center|frame|Tool Options Panel]]
 
[[File:cutoutshape16.png|center|frame|Tool Options Panel]]
 
 
Click the {{l|Rectangle Tool}} on the {{l|Toolbox|toolbox}} and draw a rectangle on the canvas with an outline of 3 pixels. Again make sure that the create region layer and the create outline layer in the {{l|Tool Options Panel}} of the {{Literal|Rectangle tool}} are selected.
 
  
 
For the sake of this example name the circle outline layer '''circleOutline''' and the circle region layer '''circle''' in the {{l|Layers Panel}}. Again in the {{l|Layers Panel}} rename the rectangle region layer '''baseShape''' and name the rectangle outline layer '''baseShapeoutline'''. If it is not already the case then select the '''circleOutline''' layer and the '''circle''' layer and move them to the top using the green arrows in the {{l|Layers Panel}}. Select all layers in the {{l|Layers Panel}}, right-click and choose group. Name the group '''baseShape'''.  
 
For the sake of this example name the circle outline layer '''circleOutline''' and the circle region layer '''circle''' in the {{l|Layers Panel}}. Again in the {{l|Layers Panel}} rename the rectangle region layer '''baseShape''' and name the rectangle outline layer '''baseShapeoutline'''. If it is not already the case then select the '''circleOutline''' layer and the '''circle''' layer and move them to the top using the green arrows in the {{l|Layers Panel}}. Select all layers in the {{l|Layers Panel}}, right-click and choose group. Name the group '''baseShape'''.  

Revision as of 02:27, 15 August 2014

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Introduction

In this tutorial we are going to draw a shape and subtract another shape from it. We assume that you know how to draw a circle using the Circle Tool and a rectangle using the Rectangle Tool. If not then check here and here.

Drawing the shapes

Click the Circle Tool on the toolbox and draw a circle on the canvas with an outline of 3 pixels. Make sure that the create region layer and the create outline layer in the Tool Options Panel of the "Circle tool" are selected.

Click the Rectangle Tool on the toolbox and draw a rectangle on the canvas with an outline of 3 pixels. Again make sure that the create region layer and the create outline layer in the Tool Options Panel of the "Rectangle tool" are selected.

Tool Options Panel

For the sake of this example name the circle outline layer circleOutline and the circle region layer circle in the Layers Panel. Again in the Layers Panel rename the rectangle region layer baseShape and name the rectangle outline layer baseShapeoutline. If it is not already the case then select the circleOutline layer and the circle layer and move them to the top using the green arrows in the Layers Panel. Select all layers in the Layers Panel, right-click and choose group. Name the group baseShape.

Layers Panel should look like this

Subtracting the shape

Canvas should look like this

Click on the circle layer in the Layers Panel or on the circle shape in the canvas and select the green handle in the middle of the circle and drag it over the baseShape. Release the mouse.

Drag the circle
Canvas should look like this

Select the circleOutline layer in the Layers Panel, go to the Parameters Panel and change the "Blend Method" of the circleOutline layer to "Onto". Select the circle layer in the Layers Panel, go to the Parameters Panel and change the "Blend Method" of the circle layer to "Alpha Over".

Outline Width is not the same

The circle layer was subtracted from the baseShape but the "Outline Width" of the cut out part varies from the "Outline Width" of the baseShape. To adjust this we have to change the "Outline Width" of the circleOutline layer. Select the circleOutline layer in the Layers Panel, go to the Parameters Panel and change the "Outline Width" to 6 pixels. After we adjusted the "Outline Width" of the circleOutline layer the circle layer was subtracted correctly from the baseShape.

Final image

Tip

If we want to add a circle to the baseShape then all we have to do is change the "Blend Method" of the circleOutline layer from "Onto" to "Behind" and change the "Blend Method" of the circle layer from "Alpha Over" to "Composite".

Circle added to the baseShape

Below we can see an image of a piece of cheese that is almost entirely constructed by subtracting and adding circles to a basic underlining shape.

All holes in the cheese image are subtracted circles


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