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How do I draw freeform lines on top of an inserted jpg?

 
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dkarr
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:45 pm    Post subject: How do I draw freeform lines on top of an inserted jpg? Reply with quote

I have a jpg that I want to draw some lines on top of. I don't see how to do this. After I insert the jpg and go to freeform lines mode, when the cursor is over the picture, the freeform lines icon goes away. It appears to be telling me that I can't draw freeform lines there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click outside the picture to deselect it. Then you should be able to use the freeform line tool to draw on top of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get it. I clicked outside the drawing, but don't you have to click where you want to draw? That means I would have to click inside the drawing again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Position the mouse cursor over the picture, then hold down (not click) the mouse button and drag to draw the line. That way the picture is not selected but the line is on top of it..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jean's suggestion should help, but I find it next to impossible to work like this.
When I want to add stuff on top of a background image, I put the image on it's own layer and lock that layer, then do all the overlays on separate layers. That prevents Draw from selecting the background image as I'm working with the foreground objects. Helps me keep what little hair I still have Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dkarr wrote:
I don't get it. I clicked outside the drawing, but don't you have to click where you want to draw? That means I would have to click inside the drawing again.


Click outside the drawing to deselect it before selecting the freeform line tool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found it very difficult to draw lines over any object, bitmap or even a simple draw shape.

Try putting the background picture on the master layer, and then closing the master layer to return to the normal one. It's on the view menu
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