How to Convert Strokes to Outlines within the SAi FlexiPRINT RTUV 22 Software (Part 15)

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When it comes to the Convert Strokes to Outlines feature, you should notice that its similar to the previous feature, but with a key difference.

The beauty of the Convert Strokes to Outlines feature is that it is able to give you that extra layer of control over your strokes.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers Under Base.
Previous video covered Convert to Outline.

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Video Transcript

Hi there, guys. In today's video, we're gonna be looking at the convert stroke to outline feature, and this will be with the in flexi print. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. So today's video can be found on co dot Z A. We make short and easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates. Now, if we had to move into the programme here. So now today's feature is gonna be similar to the previous one we covered with the exception that we were looking at the actual stroke now. So I'm gonna add a letter here using a text tool. Let's just make it a P. Then what I wanna do is go to our fill in stroke, make sure it has a stroke. So I'm gonna select this, make a solid stroke and up the actual scale of it just so we can see it. And then, um, you can leave the full, but, uh, because we're gonna be working on the actual stroke itself, I'm gonna say no full. What will happen if you leave the full? It's just gonna convert it to a path. And then sometimes it adds some more layers. Um, which, uh, can confuse things a bit. So I'm gonna make a duplicate of this one. Let's place it here. This one a bit sideways. Now, the second one, I'm gonna just change the style or the look of our actual path to maybe, uh, some custom one grab that so you can just see the difference and a few things keep in mind. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna select both of these, just make a selection box touching both of them, and then I'm gonna go to a range and then under the convert to outline you guys will notice we've got your convert stroke to outline. So convert outline. Pretty much just another way you can see it is, uh, convert fill to outline and then, uh, convert stroke to outline. So then I'm gonna click this, and then it's gonna convert both of those shapes to strokes. Now, like I mentioned in the previous video, keep in mind this is a destructive You can say workflow. So if you still wanted to edit your text, make sure you make a duplicate of it. But if you're working on, like, logos and so forth. Then, you know, chances are once you make it custom, that is kind of the standard you want. So then, in that case, it's fine. You don't need edible text anymore. You just wanna, um, make sure you only convert to stroke the actual letters which you want to use. Now there is ways to go to go about breaking things apart and rejoining texts and so forth, but that we have covered in another video. OK, so now, in order to edit this text, what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna go here to our select point or select, uh, the pass selection type tool. So you if you had to look on our toolbox the fifth one from the top. So it's got a little arrow with a path line and a little red circle, and this will mean all these points. Now I can actually select and edit them so I can move them around. If I want to do a custom shape, obviously you can go into depth on the the actual look and feel of these things, but, um, yeah, that is the basics on it. Just keeping in mind as well that these, like any internal shapes, will work as its own shape. So this is not directly joined to the other one and this path to demonstrate that base. So, as you can see, all these little, uh, individual paths become its own shape. So with a text tool, they were all connected. Now they are all separate, so we can move them around if we want. So if you wanna manage it easier, let's say you wanna move this whole thing, you can obviously select it and just move it. But a better way for managing is I'm gonna select everything once, just make sure we get these top ones. And then what I'm gonna do is right. Click and we go to, uh, let me find it. I get switched off our tool. So I'm gonna get the selection tool, select our paths, no apologies, and select the top on ale. And then, um, let's make sure we have them all selected. OK, now, almost. I can do this. I think I'm pressing the wrong combination of keys. So that's why I'm deselecting as I'm selecting, and I think that is all of them these two. So let's move this around and see everything moved together. So now we can either right click or we go to, uh, arrange on top. Then I'm gonna go to group right on top. So our main menu arrange then group, and then we're gonna group it. So as you can see, the short cuts control G or Gro Control U. So now I've grouped this. So now if I select this shape, everything will be selected within it or with it. And if I want to make any changes to individual things, if I go to this tool, it should do it for us. Or if I want to move some of these parts, I can just simply go to our select within tool on our secondary toolbar. If I hold left mouse button on the selection arrow Select, move, uh, select within. Now I can select individual shapes within this tool so that you can easily change that. I did mention also before, if you're not in it, you can just simply right click. Then we have our option here. Select within. So it's like a quick way of switching to this tool. Then you can grab these shapes, move them around. But at the same time, once we add to the other selection tool, this will count as a whole. So it's not gonna mess up our design. So it's ideal if you have, like, a logo or so forth. But yeah, I know that. Sorry. It's a bit in depth or a bit maybe too much on the actual convert path. I mean, uh, stroke to outline, but pretty much just, uh, sum it up. It is pretty much like the full converting that to an outline. But now it's gonna be doing the path so you can do fine tweaks to it, or you can take the path and redesign it, But just keep in mind, uh, any loose parts will be converted into its own object. So if you wanna manage it together, just group it and work with it like that. But yeah, otherwise, that is it. On the convert stroke to outline feature. Um, OK, I mean it. You can find on your arranged menu under your main menu, but yeah, in the Meanwhile, if we head you to co dot Z a. You guys will notice. We've got a variety of different Softwares we do cover. And you can also isolate your search on the top, right? If you do not, however, find the training videos you're looking for, just simply go. Yeah, request a training video, fill in the mini form, and then we'll do our best to try and make that for you. But otherwise thanks, guys, for watching and cheers.

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