This is a great addition to the VinylCut 5 program allowing you to create a knockout effect.
Being able to make blockouts on graphics adds a great sense of interest to the final designs.
You will be able to take something generic and then add that unique touch that’s so often missed.
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Hi there, guys. In today's video, we're gonna be looking at the block out feature in final cut of five. Let's just have a quick intro video here. So today's video and more videos like this can be found on softwaretraining.co.za. Uh, we have quite a variety of different software recover, and we do our blood with daily, so just keep an eye there for any new content. Otherwise, we're back in the programme. Yeah. So now, yeah, it's really undo this and then, uh, you can start editorial. Okay, So now let's say you've got your text or something in your your design or you've got a some form of vector shape. You wanna add another one over it, but take the shape of the bottom layer, Victor. So in this case, we want to put the smiley over the Texas A smile and just keep in mind the bottom text. Um, there will be your primary shape, and it takes on top of it will only take the colour from that shape. So the order of your layers are quite important. So if we just grouped these so we've got on the right here. You can see we've got one layer that is our text. So now if we want to import the graphics that we want to go to on top yet to import and we navigate to our vector graphics in my case it will be the smiley face. Then you can just, um I'll change my colour. Just so it's more compliment tree something like Hello, potato, throw you over the design. So now the next thing you wanna do is so Like I said, Now you can see on the right here on the layers panel, the smile is on top of the text. Next, what we wanna do is select all the objects we wanna uses a block out. So drag us election block over it. Remember, if we're only selecting a piece of it, nothing will be selected. Or if we only select the smile and not the full text, Then only the smaller was selected. Another pro tip is you can just keep shifting and select. Even it's over a portion of both them and all select boat in any case. So then, to do the effect, we want to go on top year two effects and we go down to block out. Now, on this block out pop up menu, you will see we have option called Gap, and then we have a preview. So if we click preview or generators, a preview of how that looks like and then so you can adjust it. And if you don't like it Otherwise the gap here, if we make a so your point 05, this is millimetres. So let's make it about two millimetres. Then. If we click preview, you can see it actually makes a little gap here between all our designs can also something to look quite nice. Then once you go to that, just click, OK? And then now you will see it is, um, you can no longer edit the text and so forth, so it's kind of a one design anyway, So now we had taken office. A group is altogether selected, uh, shortcut key of control, G or you go on top year two object and then you go group. Now, if you move it or move, it s one graphics. She's going to our website here. So now if you navigate to softwaretraining.co.za uh, and find videos like this and then you'll see we've got quite a variety of different software. We do cover looking for anything specific. Just go on topic on the search option, and then if you don't find what you're looking for, you want something specific that we don't cover yet. Just request a training video and then we'll make it for you. Otherwise, thanks, guys, for watching and cheers.