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    Little help please

    I want to add a color to this design and not sure how to do it. and 2 I 'm not sure what color to add. So any help would be appreciated here.I want to add color to the white areas. How to and what color

    PGR Star 1.cdr
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    Smart Fill tool

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    your cdr is newer than my x4 so I can't open it. But win7 does show a tiny thumbnail of it so

    if Smart fill doesn't work (never does for me), set your nudge/jog for a larger nudge than the logo is wide, then make a duplicate of the one, and jog the duplicate off to the right. Select the copied logo, and ungroup AND un-combine it. Now select the whole logo, and make everything hairliined black and no color. Make a copy of THAT, and nudge IT to the right. Now remove the big star from the first copy so you're left with the only the outer rings with the text and small stars. Select it all and COMBINE. Now, pick a color and paint it. The words and small stars should remain 'hollow', with your new color around them. Now remove the color from the outlines. For the second copy, remove the outer ring and the text and small stars, and remove the AZ from inside the star, remove the colors and leave a black hairline. Now select the star and the inner outline, and COMBINE them. Now choose a color and paint it, you should have a hollow star with color between it and the inner ring. Remove the color from the outline...

    now jog the new painted copies on top of the original -
    clrs.jpg

    hopefully smart fill will work, it's easier, but this is how I do it...
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    Yea smart fill doesn't work at all . maybe cause of the layers. I might have to start from scratch again
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    well I started all over from scratch LOL think I might have it. I'll upload the cdr in a older version so you can take a look at what I have now.

    PGR STAR Version 9.0.cdr
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    Bert

    Basically, you need to ungroup and break apart. I've attached a file that I tweaked a bit.

    PGR Star 1a.cdr
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    Mike This will not open in CRD something about missing fonts , I tried to use exceptions but still will not open.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Null View Post
    Bert

    Basically, you need to ungroup and break apart. I've attached a file that I tweaked a bit.

    PGR Star 1a.cdr
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    I have version X6 and was able to open your first file named "PGR Star 1". I was able to use the SmartFill tool just fine when I clicked in the white space between the large yellow star and the inner circle. While looking in Object Manager, you have 5 objects grouped together. You can try ungrouping those and see if SmartFill works. If that doesn't work, try breaking the text apart from the circles and if that too doesn't work, try converting the stars and ellipses to curves and then try the SmartFill tool.

    PGA Star Object Manager.jpg


    I don't see any cause for the SmartFill tool to fail on this design, but if all else fails, use your PICK tool to select 2 items and then select Create Boundary. That should eliminate any issues and allow SmartFill to work on that object.

    PGA Star Create Boundary.jpg
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    Hi Bert,

    I like your design, and the group it referes to!

    Here's what I did... ungroup the piece, then break the text from the circles and center in space. (I didn't have the same font, this is just what came up.)

    The way you designed it you can now click on either circle and change its colow. I did gold and marroon. I thought the blue text might show up better on the cold, but that's my 2 cents.
    Now just click on any one thing and change the color.

    Have fun!
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    Thanks Larry for some reason your file doen't open either. I just get a blank page when I try yo open it Im using x5
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Allred View Post
    Hi Bert,

    I like your design, and the group it referes to!

    Here's what I did... ungroup the piece, then break the text from the circles and center in space. (I didn't have the same font, this is just what came up.)

    The way you designed it you can now click on either circle and change its colow. I did gold and marroon. I thought the blue text might show up better on the cold, but that's my 2 cents.
    Now just click on any one thing and change the color.

    Have fun!
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    Little background for this design

    I'm a Tail Gunner for the Arizona Patriot Guard. I do Funeral Escorts for Fallen Hero's,( Active Duty, Veterans and First Responders) this is all Voluntary. I use my car at the rear of all funeral processions to protect the procession and all of our Motorcycle Road Guards. Right now I just have magnetic Funeral escort signs on the car doors. We've had some close calls with idiots running past me and almost hitting our Motor cycle guards. I was thinking a sign like this with a big gold star might be more effective in stopping people from passing . In Arizona and I think in most states its against the Law to pass a Funeral procession.
    We are Licensed by the state and have permits to run Red and Blue Lights and Sirens , but that doesn't stop people from passing.
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    Try this. Saved as an older version so X5 should open it.

    Ungroup. Adjust text, then break it apart from the circles so it can be colored seperately if needed.
    Click center circle on its border, click fill color.
    Click outer circle on its border. Click fill color.
    Done.
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    thanks It opens. I like it. Might go with this one maybe add some stars
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    Red face

    Cool! Nice design. Holler if you need anything.
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