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Deneba Canvas 7

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Is anyone here familiar with Deneba's Canvas program, specifically version 7?

I'm trying to figure out how to setup a rectangle so that it's filled with the foreground color.  In an ancient version of canvas, all I had to do was set the Fill Pattern to the solid black square, and it would fill the object in with the foreground color.  I can't seem to find that in Canvas 7.
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Go to Image > Filter > other > fill and your selected area is filled with a color of your choice.  (I think this is it, I just read about the program but I don't use it.. ) I also read that this fill option is kind of hidden!

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Unfortunately, I think those filters only work for things like bitmap drawings, not objects that are drawn in Canvas documents.

Obviously, filling an object with it's foreground color doesn't work the same way as it did in the old version of Canvas, because I took an old drawing that I had done this in, and tried to change the color in Canvas 7, and when I changed the foreground color, the background remained the same.

I'm about ready to give up on this, but I think there still has to be some way to do this!
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ok here is another thing I read:
Bring up the Inks palette and press the fill ink icon (paint bucket). Select color tab, select a color, Click the "Apply" button.

For gradient fills:
http://www.sketchpad.net/cnvgradmulti1.htm

Maybe it's the Inks palette?

DeeDee
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I can specifically select a background color using that, but I can't get it to take the foreground color by itself.  And I have been all though those Gradient and Hatch settings, but I can't seem to find anything that will do what I want.
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I read this about Canvas 9 -- trying to understand how the coloring tools work:

Selecting colors for painting (in Canvas 9)

Painting tools use the foreground or background color, or both. Instead of a pen ink icon for the foreground, a brush icon appears when you select a painting tool. The top icon shows the foreground color, and the bucket icon shows the background color.

You can use any solid color for painting, including multicolored inks, such as gradients, symbols, textures, pattern, or hatch inks.

 Also, if you choose a spot color and edit pixels with a painting tool, Canvas converts the spot color to the image color mode; i.e., RGB, CMYK, etc. (see Image modes for Canvas paint objects).

• To swap the foreground and background colors:

Press the "X" key while using a painting tool.

• To set the foreground color to black and background color to white:

Press the "C" key.


So, what i am thinking is ... if you are painting, the brush tool sets the foreground color and the paint bucket sets the background color.   Maybe for vectors the pen ink color is the foreground color and the fill ink color is the background?

I wonder if any of these tutorials would be of help -- though I think some of these links are not working, I am sorry to say:
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/canvastutorials/index.htm 

DeeDee

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I give up on this, but thanks for the attempt.
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