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michiel | 15 years ago | 6 comments | 8 likes | 15,441 views

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Bluffy the Cracker Slayer

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What is an EPS layer? The "Bluffy" text shows up as an EPS layer and in the text field is grayed out and there is just an "X"

JimH, 15 years ago

More info about the EPS layer can be found in the user guide:

michiel, 15 years ago


In this particular case, what would be the advantage of using the eps layer over using, for example, a png file?

Up to now, I've only used eps files made using potrace so I could make 3D objects.

kf_daddy, 15 years ago

When zooming in on a PNG file you see pixel effects.

When using an EPS file the borders stay razor sharp, no matter how much you zoom in.

michiel, 15 years ago

Thanks for that info. I knew about the sharper images from reading the user guide but never thought to use the eps file the way you did.

Another question ;-) it's a bit of work to use potrace. Is there an easier way to make an eps file to use the way you did, that is without needing to add the depth to it?

kf_daddy, 15 years ago

I've placed a batch file next to the Potrace executable (a text file with the extension .bat) with the following content:

potrace -c -q c:\temp\test.bmp

I've created a shortcut to this batch file on the desktop. So if I want to convert c:\temp\test.bmp into an EPS file, all I have to do is to double click this shortcut.

Much faster and easier than using Adobe Flash or other vector drawing applications!

michiel, 15 years ago

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