Re: Cupcake Wrapper Questions

Julie Flanagan

Thanks for posting about your frustration. My goal is to make this process as simple as possible. I may need to revise that lesson, since it was written before the new layers option was available. Look on the Layer Properties bar on the bottom right side of the screen. Look for the layer that has your wrapper and text. Click on the + sign to the left of the Default layer to reveal the sub-layers. Find the sub-layer that has just the text, and click on it to select it. This will select your text for you. You can move that to its own layer by clicking on the small + sign at the bottom of the Layer Properties Palette. Now you will find the text on its own layer at the top of the Layer Properties window. Scroll to the original Default Layer, and click on the Eye icon to close the eye. This will hide the wrapper portion of the design while you work on the text. Now you can Select All, and only the text will be selected. You can see a faint outline of the wrapper while it is hidden, in order to place your letters where you want them to be. When you are ready to add them to the wrapper, unhide the wrapper by clicking on the closed Eye icon, and proceed through the lesson instructions from there.

Please let me know if you need further help and this.

You can move the Shape Magic toolbar to the top of the screen by clicking on the leftmost edge of the toolbar, and dragging it to the location of your choice. It you move it to the top toolbar, it will be anchored there until you move it again.

Julie, craftymusician@...  Flanagan Educational Services
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----- Original Message -----
From: "furoaks"
To: "MTC Tuts"
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 12:06:05 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [MTC_Tuts] Cupcake Wrapper Questions


ARGH! I MUST be doing something wrong. This shouldn't be so frustrating! I am on page 9, item 19 in the Cupcake Wrapper Tutorial. HOW do you select all the letters so you can join them? I either get one single letter, or the background layer...not ALL the letters at one time.

I managed to get through page 8, but is there an easy way to keep from selecting the cupcake wrapper layer all the time? Every time I tried to move a letter or switch to another letter, I kept getting the background selected instead of the letter my cursor was over.

And finally, how do you get the Shape Magic tool bar on the top? Mine defaulted to the bottom of the screen, and I'd prefer to have it on the top.


Jeanne in Illinois

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