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How Do You Remove Lines From Letters?

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Hello,

 

I've been playing with a some lettering and working on a new type. For example, I've taken the cross-dash in the "A" and moved the nodes to the bottom to make it look like an upside down "V". (It also happens on my "E") However, when I go to print, there's a very small line still at the bottom and I'd like very much to get rid of it. Every time I try to mess with the nodes now, the letter ends up out of whack. What's the best way to go about doing this?

 

Thank you!

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Hi AintSryBoutIt,

 

Please could you provide a copy of the file so I can see the lines you are referring to?

 

Thanks

Callum


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23 hours ago, AintSryBoutIt said:

I've been playing with a some lettering and working on a new type. For example, I've taken the cross-dash in the "A" and moved the nodes to the bottom to make it look like an upside down "V".

 

Instead of simply moving the nodes down (which will give you a triangle in this example) you need to break the curve at each end of the crossbar to give you a separate object which you can delete.

 


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This might sound like a daft question, but could't you just use a V and turn it upside down (flip vertically) ?


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Type an E Convert it to curves. Draw a shape over the top, select both layers, and go Layer > Geometry > Subtract.

 

 

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You will get this

 

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Go Layer > Geometry > Divide  to make individual shapes.

 

Drag them to length

 

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Group them into one


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7 hours ago, MikeW said:

One should be able to just select the 4 nodes of the A crossbar and delete them. 

Because the "A" converts to a Curves object (two curves, the smaller one representing the open space above the crossbar) when I delete those four nodes I am left with a filled in shape of the outline of the letter, more or less just a triangle whose base extends to the baseline instead of an inverted V shape.

 

@Alfred's method works, as does @toltec's boolean method if I (for example) add a rectangle over part of the crossbar, subtract it from the A shape & then delete the extra nodes in the crossbar area.


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