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Chapter 14. FILLS > Working with Lens Effects

Working with Lens Effects

One of the most dramatic features in FreeHand is the set of lens fills. These allow you to create transparency effects and to use one object to magnify others.

To create a transparent lens fill:

1.
Choose Lens from the pop-up menu in the Fill inspector.

2.
Choose Transparency from the mode pop-up menu 27.

Figure 27. The Transparency Lens controls of the Fill inspector.


3.
Choose a color from the color pop-up menu.

4.
Use the Opacity slider or the field to set the amount of transparency for the lens 28. The lower the opacity, the more you will be able to see through the object.

Figure 28. Changing the Opacity setting changes the amount of transparency in a lens.


5.
Click Objects Only to have the effects of the lens seen only on objects, not the page 29.

Figure 29. The Objects Only setting makes the lens work only on objects, not the page area.


6.
See the exercise on the facing page for working with the Centerpoint control.

7.
Click Snapshot to freeze the lens effect within the object. The object may then be moved to another spot without changing the image within the lens 30.

Figure 30. The Snapshot setting freezes the image in the lens so you can move it.



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