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Mike Grant

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Post Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:05 pm

Why do my fills change when I reduce my artwork - help?

Hi guys 'n gals, I am using CorelDraw X3 and often reduce artworks to send to customers, my problem is with fills when I reduce the artwork the fill seem to stay the same size whilst everything else shrinks. Is there a setting where you can lock the fills to reduce automatically with the artwork. I know this can be done with outlines but can't find anything for the fills.

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Post Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:37 am

Install the free Cute pdf writer (it will give you a new printer driver)
Goto print
Under layout tab choose fit to page
Print
After a short while depending on the graphic a dialogue box will appear
Give file a name and you will have a reduced pdf to send to the customer.

If you also untick download Type 1 fonts under the postscript tab and text will automatically be converted to curves in the pdf
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Post Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:15 am

Thanks allan, I do have Cute pdf writer installed. The thing is sometimes I want to reduce the artwork to say 25% of full size to send down to the rip to speed up the processing a bit. Is there no other way to lock the fills to scale with the artwork???
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Post Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:24 pm

mike if its pattern fills then in the pattern fill dialog is

transform fill with object does what you want

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Post Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:52 pm

Chris, its the fountain fills that give me the problem. :(
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Post Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:29 pm

just had a little play and the only thing i can think of is you are using layers ??
and one is not editable, have not bumped in to it myself
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Post Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:41 pm

Chris, I never use layers. The plot thickens! :cry:
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Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:35 am

Can you run us through the process of what you are doing Mike?
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Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:39 am

In Illustrator, there is a preference to scale fills and effects. Maybe there is something similar in Corel.
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Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:45 pm

Seems strange, I'm sure I've done this with no problems and fountain fills scaled.
I always forget to make outlines scaleable.

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Post Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:33 pm

I will upload an example next week as I an on sick at the moment, had a heart attack last Friday, very lucky, had a stent put in and back in action now, will be allowed to drive from Tuesday. :(
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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:12 am

Bloody Hell Mike!....all the best on the road to recovery
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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:56 am

Sorry to hear this Mike. Take it easy and I hope you are feeling better :D
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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:09 am

there are easier ways to get time off take it steady
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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:17 am

Shocked to read that Mike, take a break for a few days.
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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:53 am

I think a slight problem with Corel can take a back seat, take care of yourself Mike.

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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:25 pm

Wow, take it easy Mike and get well soon!
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Post Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:09 pm

Yes best wishes Mike :D
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Post Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:08 pm

Crikey Mike, I've been off with Sciatica, after hearing about you I've going to have to stop moaning.
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Post Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:51 pm

Thanks all for your kind wishes. :D I'm doing well thanks.

Here is an example of a line of lettering I lifted from an old poster I done. As you can see each time I have reduced it the fill "shifts" and does not scale with the image.
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Post Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:19 pm

oh err just had the same happen trying this out, never known it before

convert the text to curves apply the fill and it will blow up and down staying the same.

hope you are feeling stronger

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