Erasure feature

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rishik12
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Erasure feature

Post by rishik12 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:57 pm

Dear All -- apologies in advance for being a newbie. I have a glyph that I am trying to "erase" a part of. It's a square erasure, so I made a counter-clockwise contour, and sized correctly, and it erased. However, on 500x blowup zoom size, you can see the trace of a spare line. I'd like to just freehand erase it, but it seems I can't do that. The freehand erasure tool erases any line that the freehand tool itself made. It won't erase "on net" or just be an overall eraser.

So I went back to the regular (non-freehand) window, but the artifact is very thin on the glyph. My "draw a counterclockwise contour" trick won't work to erase that little sweater thread.

I think I've attached the image of the glyph here. How would you erase those 2 "artifact" lines?

Again, sorry that I'm a beginner.
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MikeW
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Re: Erasure feature

Post by MikeW » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:32 pm

Make a couple rectangles (or other shape) that spans across the parts you want removed. Select both shapes and use "Get exclusion of contours" command. Delete the extra bits.
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rishik12
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Re: Erasure feature

Post by rishik12 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:14 pm

Oh, I'm trying this, but I have the home edition! It might not let me do this.

"Note: Union, Intersection, Exclusion and Knife are not available in the Home Edition of FontCreator."

rishik12
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Re: Erasure feature

Post by rishik12 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:39 pm

I think I might have solved it. The original glyph was an O in the shape of a square, and I added counter-clockwise contour rectangles to cut it.

I blew up the figure to 1000% zoom. At this level of resolution, FontCreator offered me point handles on the artifact. It was a narrow triangle (really a trapezoid). I grabbed the points and moved them to eliminate the trapezoid (or perhaps make a really thin nothing line). We can't see it now even at 100x size.

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