That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much !!!


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Buxey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, 17 July 2000 8:10 PM
To: Andrew J Fortune
Cc: Alex Harford; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Two How-to Questions


> Suppose you select the pencil tool, go into GFig and draw a geometric star
> and then press the Paint button to draw it on the canvas of the current
> have created a closed "path" in the shape of a star....
> How do you then turn that into a selection so that any operations that you
> perform after that is constrained to the boundaries of the star that you
> have drawn ?

well, what i do is this.

draw the shape you want, then use the 'magic wand' - 4th tool on top tool
line (its called 'select continuous region') and then click in the middle
of your shape.

hope this helps...


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