If you're trying to vector cut text and it keeps coming out in pieces or just want to vectorize text, this guide will help you.
1. Input text with the text tool in RE3.
2. On the left side, go to the layers section and right click your text layer. Click Convert to Path.
Now your text will be rendered as vector paths. You can stop here if you just needed to vectorize it.
3. Depending on the font and word you're using you may want to clean it up for a simpler design.
Here since I'm using a loopy cursive I wanted to delete the loops in the 't', 'o', and 'r' by clicking on their paths and hitting delete.
Note: you can keep holes in letters but it might require you to combine the letter and it's hole first before combining the whole word.
4. Patch together any floating letters or words. If you want it carved as one solid piece you'll want to connect it somehow.
Next I simply used the ellipse tool to connect the 'S' and the 'a'. Though you can use the square, the polygon, or even the vector drawing tool to accomplish this.
5. Now select all layers and click on the arrow next to Create Compound, in the top right corner of RE3, and then click Union.
You should now have a clean, ready to cut word!
This process may need to be experimented with a bit as different words and fonts can cause issues when trying to combine and vectorize them. Once you know the concepts here you should be able to apply it to any text moving forward.
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