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    Default Erasing Shapes

    I have a hard time erasing shapes I make out of paper scraps. I pull in the paper scrap, make it into a shape, then when I go to do some erasing, it just shows the entire paper scrap and not how it looks with the shape. So then I'm doing a lot of guess and check to get it how I want it. (same thing for photos I made into shapes).

    If I'm going about this all wrong please let me know the easy way! LOL If that is the only way to do it...could we get that tweaked in an update so that when we erase, we can see the item just like it is, not the original paper scrap???

    (for an example, I was working with Fiona's shapes from the Mid Month Challenge 6 and wanted the holly leaves green and the berries red, so I pulled in red and green paper scraps, then on the red one I erased the leaves so only the berries would be red. Took forever going back and forth to check if I'd erased too much or too little.)
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    The only way that I could think of to get around this is to save the item to a .png file and then bring that file in the page to do the erasing. Wish I could find an easier way around this too.

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    I do the same as Makeyesup,can't think of any other way. Look on the plus side - you now have a new shape/embie.
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    Yeah, the best approach right now would be to do it all in the eraser instead of using the shape in the photo settings. Basically, turn off the "Custom shape" check box and instead load the shape image using the buttons on the Eraser window.

    That will let you start out with the eraser mask in that shape, so you can see the shape as you modify it. It will also let you unerase parts of the image that are transparent in the custom shape.
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    This is a good way to do it as long as it is a standard SBM type shape because I did not find any way to invert the shape. Many on the shapes I have are reverse where the actual shape is in black and it works perfect in the regular 'custom shape' method. However, it wouldn't work in the eraser method. If you have a .png or a .jpg shape file with the black as the shape, it would have to be reversed before it is brought into the eraser window.
    Any other way to work with those types, Lorne?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorne View Post
    Yeah, the best approach right now would be to do it all in the eraser instead of using the shape in the photo settings. Basically, turn off the "Custom shape" check box and instead load the shape image using the buttons on the Eraser window.

    That will let you start out with the eraser mask in that shape, so you can see the shape as you modify it. It will also let you unerase parts of the image that are transparent in the custom shape.

    My Buddies - pkdoll, Marion and CraftyScraps

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    Pressing the i key in the Eraser window will invert the mask. (This is explained in the Eraser window's help topic. )
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