Assignment #4: Layers and polygons
A series of exercises involving the use of layers and the creation of polygons. Since these deal with layers, there is no need to print these - the layers wouldn't be visible anyway.
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- Create a five layer landscape map with a background and label as lake, river, road, and building. Add features for each label. Save as a PNG and PDF file (proj4a.png; proj4a.pdf). Make PNG file clickable to PDF. Check if layers can be selected within Acrobat Reader in the PDF file.
- PDF (This is how I check the layers!)
Use multiple layers to create an irregular shape with outlines that are dashed, red, green and blue. Fill with a shading. Save as a PNG and PDF file (proj4b.png; proj4b.pdf). Make PNG file clickable to PDF.
Create polygons from arcs after a raster-to-vector conversion.
- Use the Live Trace Technical Drawing procedure to convert the raster image to vectors (Ungroup, Expand and Ungroup 3x).
- Use the Scissors to cut individual arcs at intersections so that each state has the correct arcs to define its shape
- Duplicate the map on six different layers (there are six states)
- On each layer, select the arcs for each state and use Object/Path/Join to create a polygon. Shade to make sure that it works properly.
- Add a dot for the largest city in each of the six states and label according to this chart where the "1" position is the best; "8" is the worst.
- Copy and paste a second version of the map with white outlines and increase the line thickness
- Put both maps in one file. Save as a PNG and PDF file (proj4b.png; proj4b.pdf). Make PNG file clickable to PDF.
- Check the PDF with Acrobat Reader to make sure that each layer can be selected.