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Subject:Re: Help with Illustrator 7.0 and Photoshop 4.0 From:Bruce Ashley <bashley -at- CREATEPRINT -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Tue, 21 Jul 1998 15:47:31 +1000
Thanks to those who replied with their suggestions.
It turns out I wasn't very clear and I apologise for that.
The solution was as follows:
It appears that neither of the two packages listed above have an image wrap feature (which was what I was after and not a merge feature)
Only certain 3D applications have the feature.
Illustrator only cuts and trims images created in Illustrator and not those 'placed'.
PhotoShop had a lassoo tool that allowed the painstaking task of cutting out the shapes I wanted. After another three hours,
I now have the images on different levels as primitives and changes now only take seconds.
With time always a problem, this work-around was the best available.