A how-to question ...
I've been asked to draw a simple A3-sized poster with a music stave and
a quaver on it (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaver for example of
what they look like).
Having no artistic talent, I've simply exported a quaver from Sibelius
to a draw file.
However, the quaver is made up of 3 separate, overlapping, objects - the
oval note head (an enclosed object made up of 4 x bezier curves), the
stem (a thick vertical line) and the tail of the quaver (another
enclosed object made up of straight lines and bezier curves).
What I'd like to be able to do is to make an outline in the shape of the
quaver (so that it can be coloured in by hand later).
However, I really don't know how to do this! I have Draw, (the free)
DrawWorks XE, Compo, Photodesk, DPlngScan.
I tried creating a sprite from the drawfile, then using Trace (which
comes with DPlngScan) to convert it back into a single vector shape.
However, Trace was unable to generate anything even approximately right
(I tried various error settings).
I also tried the merge paths objects in DrawWorks but that doesn't
remove the overlapping areas so, removing the fill, results in some odd
I suspect something like ArtWorks' intersect module is what I need,
however, I don't own that piece of software.
So, any suggestions for how I can make a single vector object (which I
can then fill or un-fill) from the three I currently have?
Thanks in advance,