Snagit support for pattern/texture in shapes

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Hi,



A client of mine is a longtime user of Snagit and they are enthusiastic about the many ways images can be enhanced and annotated, for example using running numbers.

However, they'd also really like to be able to define and use shapes with different textures and patterns. Among other things they use this for is to indicate problem zones on floor plans as shown in the example below (in Norwegian).

They're now using CorelDraw to achieve this. This is of course an advanced tool but also expensive and with a much higher learning curve.

I think adding this functionality would be a real improvement of Snagit and likely useful for many types of user.

Willy







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Hi,  

Meanwhile, I believe this feature is not available in Snagit. 
I imagine your client has access to PowerPoint? I use this tool a lot when the task is too simple for doing it in the Illustrator or in CorelDraw (by the way, illustrator is cheaper as far as I remember).
Sometimes I even make some marking videos there, tssss. 


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Thanks for the tip, AJ. PowerPoint is indeed an illustration tool as well and I've used it for some quite advanced schematics at some point. It's also readily available for many users, like the ones I mentioned at my client's company.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Web9,
There might be a creative way to go about making what you need.
You would create the pieces you need and save them as a set of stamps. In the following image, I took a screenshot of some patterns. You would have the patterns you need already.
Then, I made the shapes I wanted, saved them as transparent images in a folder, and added that folder to the SNAGIT STAMPS folder. Now they are available when I choose that folder.

This only took me a few minutes to do.And, once you make the set of stamps, you can share that folder with others so they have them as well.


Just click on the image to see a larger video of this.


Perhaps this will help.
Kelly
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Many thanks for your detailed suggestion, Kelly. I'll definitely look into this technique.

Willy