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#1 ScrapGram

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

I am trying to use COL SS Action Stitch N Holes for Type Paths. I use the version of this action for selections all the time and love it. (Where you use a selection tool on your LO and the action creates stitches and holes along the selection.) Anyway, I can't get it to work on Type Paths. According to the instructions with the action, you use it on separately purchased Type Paths, and make the stitches and holes directly on the Type Path document. Then save it as a different file. The type path that I am trying to use it on is SNU Doodley Doo by Syndee Nuckles. I use PSE 11 and Windows 7. When I run the action, I get a message that says "The object Work Path is not currently available." Then I click an that message two or three times and the Action completes. The layers for the stitches and holes appear on the document, but there is nothing on them. There is a corresponding brush that you have to load for this action and I have done that. Anyone use this action? What am I doing wrong? Thanks.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

I'm no help. I have those actions but have never used them. Interesting, though. Maybe the designers can help.


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:14 PM

Hi Karen! I'm going to try to recreate the error that you are getting and see if I can help you figure it out, okay? (Working on it now and will reply in a bit!)


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:51 PM

Hi Karen! I'm going to try to recreate the error that you are getting and see if I can help you figure it out, okay? (Working on it now and will reply in a bit!)

Thanks Cherise. I love the companion action that uses a selection and use it a lot. Looking forward to using this one. I have had it for awhile and it just dawned on me how it was to be used!



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 01:54 PM

Okay - I'm making progress on figuring this out. I have tested it on the same type paths that you did and I'm having the same error. I tried it on several other type paths and it works fine. Do you have any other type paths that you could try it on? I have emailed Syndee (the designer of that particular type path) to see if we can put our heads together and figure it out, but thought I'd see if you have any other type paths to test in the meantime!


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:17 PM

Okay - I'm making progress on figuring this out. I have tested it on the same type paths that you did and I'm having the same error. I tried it on several other type paths and it works fine. Do you have any other type paths that you could try it on? I have emailed Syndee (the designer of that particular type path) to see if we can put our heads together and figure it out, but thought I'd see if you have any other type paths to test in the meantime!

The only other ones I have just go around pictures. Since there is a sale on, I don't mind buying some. Any suggestions?



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:54 PM

Cherise - I did find another type path I had by DMI called waves. It works great on that one. I have a couple of others by Syndee and it doesn't work on any of them. I also tried it on Brandy Murray's Shabby Text type path and got the same message that I get on Syndee's.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

Hi Karen,
 
I have figured out what needs to be done so that those type paths work, but it requires the help of each individual designer who created the type paths. When I first created this action, I tested it on all the type paths that were currently in the Boutique (mostly by a designer no longer with ScrapGirls), but since that time, other designers have created type paths. Their type paths were saved without a critical element that my action relies on (called a "Work Path"). I have messaged Angie to figure out how we are going to remedy this, so I'll keep you posted!
 
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Posted 31 December 2013 - 12:22 PM

 

Hi Karen,
 
I have figured out what needs to be done so that those type paths work, but it requires the help of each individual designer who created the type paths. When I first created this action, I tested it on all the type paths that were currently in the Boutique (mostly by a designer no longer with ScrapGirls), but since that time, other designers have created type paths. Their type paths were saved without a critical element that my action relies on (called a "Work Path"). I have messaged Angie to figure out how we are going to remedy this, so I'll keep you posted!
 
-Cherise

 

Thanks so much for your work on this Cherise. SG designers are the best!! I love using your actions because they make the stitching look so realistic especially when you then use a style on them like the SS Style ASO Stitching. I have a question for you (or anyone else). Is there an easy way to make holes for stitches? I have multiple stitching brushes, but they don't make holes. They look pretty good when you add a style to them, but holes would make them so much more realistic looking. That is why I like your actions so much but it would be great to create holes for some of my zigzag, cross stitch, etc brushes. Thanks again.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:53 PM

I would suggest mimicking the action by creating a separate layer below the stitches and then punching the holes (using a small round brush) individually one by one. Time consuming for sure, but should accomplish what you are after!


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:07 PM

I would suggest mimicking the action by creating a separate layer below the stitches and then punching the holes (using a small round brush) individually one by one. Time consuming for sure, but should accomplish what you are after!

 

Thanks Cherise. Does sound time consuming, but I will definitely give it a try. I really like using stitching on my pages.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

 

I would suggest mimicking the action by creating a separate layer below the stitches and then punching the holes (using a small round brush) individually one by one. Time consuming for sure, but should accomplish what you are after!

 

Thanks Cherise. Does sound time consuming, but I will definitely give it a try. I really like using stitching on my pages.

 

 

Just wanted to let you know, Cherise, that I tried making holes for stitches like you said and it worked well! Didn't even take as much time as I thought. Thanks!! Here is the link to the LO I did--

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:26 PM

Love it - it turned out great!


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