Paul’s AMAZING 3D Globes and the Group Viewer Defense

So, Paul C read my blog post and was happy to see that I corrected my previous statement about not being able to edit images once they are grouped. But because I went on to say I wasn’t really sure why anyone would ever NEED to edit while grouped, he sent me a typical example of one of his projects. I was so impressed with his beautiful 3D globe which, by the way, folds up flat to put inside a greeting card, that I wanted to post it here along with a screen shot of one of the pieces, so that you can see why having the internal part safely grouped to the exterior makes a lot of sense. In these very detailed projects, it’s critical that nothing gets misaligned and grouping is a way to protect against that. Thanks, Paul!

Oh, and Paul initially got his designs from this web site company owned by an obviously very creative and talented lady named Sandy Jackson. Be sure to check out her Cool Projects for some terrific card ideas.

Some Assembly Required

Thanks Guys! Part 3: You CAN edit inside Group Viewer

In the final part of this three part series in which I’ve been contacted by “guys out there”, I now thank Paul C for notifying me that you CAN edit vector images from within the Group Viewer. I had specifically said that in order to view the nodes of any particular vector image, you must first ungroup the object from other objects. Uh… wrong! I messed up! 😛

So, I admitted to Paul that he was DEFINITELY correct and I went further and checked out some of the other things you can do when your objects are grouped. Watch this video and note that this may help those of you who import a lot of pdf catalogs from Internet. We often find the images in those pdf files to be grouped and not able to be ungrouped (for whatever reason). But we can use the Group Viewer to identify what’s a vector and what’s a raster, as well as locate raster images to auto-trace from within the viewer. This will all make more sense after you see the video:

Group Viewer Video