Adding Artwork and Other Files to the Design
Artwork can add a special touch to the design. OMEGA offers a variety of artwork types
including images, clip art, scanned art, and digitized art. This book discusses artwork in detail
and is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter 31: Working with Images, shows you how to add, crop, view, and fill images.
Chapter 32: Converting Images to Cut Shapes, presents solutions for converting an image into
a cut shape for vinyl jobs.
Chapter 33: Adding Cutlines to Artwork, describes the process of creating a decal cut around
the outline of an image.
Chapter 34: Using Clipping Paths, allows you to put an object or image inside another object or
objects, so that only the portion of the image that fits within the clipping path is visible.
Chapter 35: Scanning Artwork, presents a detailed explanation of what scanning is, what you
need, and how to do it.
Chapter 36: Digitizing Artwork, tells you how to connect and use a tablet to digitize artwork
for the design.
Working with Images
OMEGA allows you to incorporate images into designs and then print them on a GERBER
thermal printer or convert them into cut shapes. The images can be scanned photographs or
colored artwork. This section describes how to:
♦ Add images to a design
♦ View images in the design
♦ Edit images
The Image Fill and Crop Image commands are available from the action ribbon on the Image
Fill tool or in the Image toolbar. Click View > Toolbars and turn on Image to display the toolbar.
Adding images to the design
To incorporate existing image files into a job that you are currently working on, use OMEGA’s
import feature. Composer allows you to import a variety of computer graphic formats including
PDF, AI, EPS, BMP, and TIF.
This topic provides an overview, for complete directions on specific import filters see “Chapter
26: Importing Files into Composer.”
Tip: For a complete list of acceptable computer graphic formats, refer to the Files of Type field
in the I