Hello. i am hopping someone can help me. I bought a earing design of the catalog. i have a problem with it and was hopping i could slightly change the design. The problem is the very small split ring attachment for the earing hook. it is so small that it does not take a lot to break it. is it possible to increase the size of this part of the design to make it more robust?
Yes - it’s not the easiest thing, but it’s definitely doable.
In your GFUI
- Zoom in as close as you can
- Select the earring
- Click Ctl-Shift-g (this will ungroup everything)
- Select just the hole for the split ring
- Move/resize it to where you want it
- Drag a box over the whole earring
- Click Ctl-g (to regroup it)
- Click print to see if your edit worked!
If that doesn’t work, post which earring in particular and either I, or another user, might be able to provide more specific advice
Many thanks i will have a go now and let you know how i get on.
Thank you very much
Hi deirdrebeth. OK i was successful ungrouping the earing design. I was only able to make the larger out side ring slightly larger. If i made it to large it looks all out of proportion. And still the hole for the split ring is to small.
the design is link below
Ah ok - do you have Premium?
If yes follow the same steps as above, but after insert:
5.5. Delete the exterior cut line of the earring
6. Drag a box over the whole earring
6.5. Use the Outline feature (right side of your GFUI) to create a new outline.
If not then you’ll need to also enlarge the cutline around the design as much as you did your hole - that will make an overall larger earring though, so at that point you may want to instead of breaking things up, just enlarge the entire design.
OK i do have the trial period of Premium but i can not get any of the free designs?? (had my glow forge just under a month) don’t know if you have to input your C/C details to get access??
Any way i think i have sorted it.
I Ungrouped the design as you said. i then deleted the outer ring with the split ring bit. In ink scape i then drew another outer ring with a thicker split ring mounting point and its worked a treat.
Thanks you so much for your help.
Any ideas on the not being able to get the free bits.
Yes, you have to add a credit card, but the designs should show as free once you add them to your cart - if you don’t stay with Premium they’ll disappear (except the special ones that specify they won’t).
YAY! Importing from Inkscape is a great workaround
and @deirdrebeth I just learned some things I didn’t know. Thanks to both of you!
I made the design for the thin jump rings that I have, so you’re not the first one with the same issue. Here is a mini-tutorial I made for someone else regarding the same issue, different earring. It will work if you have premium.
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