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how to change the outline colour of a shape in MTC?

hello all, 
I want to change colours of an outline. How do I do this with MTC? I have only managed to fill in a shape or letter with a colour choosing from the palette but I can't find the way for the lines.

Thank you,
Georgia

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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,976
    @geotsa - you can't, because while it looks like an outline, its not, its a representation of the cutting path. If you want to have an outline or border, use the the Shadow Layer function, and apply a shadow layer with the value of thickness you want, and colour it the same as you have been doing, with the colour you want. The other line, however will still be there, as it is the cutting line, but it will not print. Refer to the MTC User Manual for more detail, here:

    http://www.iloveknk.com/0um/KNKZing/KNKZingwithMTCUserManual.pdf - page 172.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • geotsageotsa Member Posts: 4
    Thank you for your reply Liz_A. That 'outline' now makes sense. I will try the shadow layer now :)
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,976
    You'll need to remember to turn off the inner part and just cut the shadow layer if you are doing a print and cut.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,639
    I think this would work

    1. set the mat to contrast
    2. if the original shape is not textured choose a desired fill colour for the shape or   white for no colour
    3. create the shadow
    4. set the shadow to the designed line colour
    5. select both the shadow and the original shape
    6. do a texture snapshot


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  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,473
    You could create a .05 shadow of the whole thing and drop it to the bottom of the layers.  This will stand out just that little bit of the original and give the effect of line colour.
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