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This tip shows how a bunch of shapes can be used to create an irregular image frame. Used techniques are Duplicate / Multiple Duplicate of shapes, combining them as polygons and then converting to an image frame.
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This tip shows how a bunch of shapes can be used to create an image frame. Used techniques are Multiple Duplicate of shapes, combining them as polygons and then converting to an image frame.
  
  
 
* Create a rectangular shape. In the example, it has a width and  a height of 16 mm. Of course, any other type of shape can be used.
 
* Create a rectangular shape. In the example, it has a width and  a height of 16 mm. Of course, any other type of shape can be used.
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          [[Image:Tiledimg3a.png]]
  
* With the menu command Item > Multiple Duplicate, create 7 duplicates with a horizontal shift of 18 mm and a vertical shift of 0 mm.
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* With the menu command '''''Item > Multiple Duplicate''''' (Rows & Columns Tab), create 6 rows by 8 columns with a horozontial and vertical gap of 2mm.
 
 
[[Image:Tiledimg3.png]]
 
 
 
* Group the resulting 8 rectangles.
 
 
 
* Mutiply the resulting group again, 5 times, a horizontal shift of 0 and a vertical shift of 18 mm. This results in a two-dimensional group of rectangles, looking like a fence.
 
  
 
[[Image:Tiledimg4.png]]
 
[[Image:Tiledimg4.png]]
  
* At your option, ungroup the first row and change the position of the first rectangle. Resize it, rotate it, or whatever you like.
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* Now, select all the rectangles and then '''''Item->Combine Polygons'''''
 
 
 
 
[[Image:Tiledimg5.png]]
 
 
 
* Now, select all the rectangles and "combine the polygons"
 
  
* Apply Item > Convert to > Image frame
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* Right click in the Combined Polygon frame and select '''''Convert to Image Frame'''''.
  
 
* Last, but not least, load an image into your new image frame.
 
* Last, but not least, load an image into your new image frame.
  
[[Image:Tiled_img_2.png]]
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[[Image:Tiled_img_2a.jpg]]
  
  
 
(c) Thomas Zastrow, 2007
 
(c) Thomas Zastrow, 2007
 
'''The content of this page is licenced under the [http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/fdl.html Free Documentation Licence].'''
 
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This tip shows how a bunch of shapes can be used to create an image frame. Used techniques are Multiple Duplicate of shapes, combining them as polygons and then converting to an image frame.


  • Create a rectangular shape. In the example, it has a width and a height of 16 mm. Of course, any other type of shape can be used.

          Tiledimg3a.png

  • With the menu command Item > Multiple Duplicate (Rows & Columns Tab), create 6 rows by 8 columns with a horozontial and vertical gap of 2mm.

Tiledimg4.png

  • Now, select all the rectangles and then Item->Combine Polygons
  • Right click in the Combined Polygon frame and select Convert to Image Frame.
  • Last, but not least, load an image into your new image frame.

Tiled img 2a.jpg


(c) Thomas Zastrow, 2007 The content of this page is licenced under the Free Documentation Licence.