Making Contours Symmetrical

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Making Contours Symmetrical

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:05 am

It is quite quick and easy to make a contour symmetrical by using the mirror tab on the Transformation Toolbar.
Here is how I made sure the circumflex accent was perfectly symmetrical.
Stage One
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Select two nodes and split the contour

Stage Two
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Duplicate the left half, mirror it horizontally, repositioning it using guidelines for accuracy. Then select the top two nodes to be joined.

Stage Three
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Right-click on one of the selected nodes and join them.
Finally, delete the one extra node from bottom centre.
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