Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:27AM
I am new here, and I have also recently trying my hand at making vector illustrations(I have been drawing and painting for a long time, just not on the computer). Anyway, I notice that in these discussions it seems that open paths are a big no-no. In some of my first illustrations I deliberately used open paths to make strokes, as well as power lines and rigging for a sailboat design before I knew this. I am confused if open paths are a no-no in all cases or are they acceptable in certain cases if done deliberately? If not, I am curious what the reason for that is.
Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:07AM
lines can be open. filled objects must be closed. search in this forum for more details and more explanations.
Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:13AM
Hi! I'm pretty new to this too. How I understood what I've read is that if you're using the pen tool to make lines, you must have the fill color turned off. That is how I created the strings on the guitar vector in my portfolio. You can always upload them and if there's something that isn't acceptable, hope that the inspector specifically points out the problem. You can also ask for help in the critique section before you submit it.
Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:18PM
Thanks, that makes more sense now.
Posted Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:39PM
Check This out. It might help find the open paths.
As Nicky posted, if the path has a fill assigned, then the path need to be closed.
Posted Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:56PM
Thanks, that looks like it will be helpful. I put my first one up for critique and it looks like I need a little more practice anyway.
Posted Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:23PM
I saw your image Marco. It's off to a great start. Keep at it, you'll get there!
Posted Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:33PM
One of the reasons I like CorelDraw is that you can not fill an open path. Seems that is something Adobe could incorporate in their programming.