I'm trying to create a new patch/emblem for my fire
department and drew a maltese cross using vector tools having quite
a few lines drawn out to my liking and "connected" to form the
maltese cross. That looks just fine. Now here is my delimna....
I want to be able to scale this maltese cross so I tried
things like flattening to create one object and exporting as a Tiff
and also JPG and can create a new image and import them and scale
them. However, I cannot fill just the inside portion of the maltese
cross with a color. I have the canvas with a transparent background
(I see the checkerboarding) and the original cross had the inside
filled to a solid color with the outside of the cross being
transparent as well. But after i import the cross into a new
application it has the look of a white background and I cant select
just the inside of the cross to change its inner appearance.
I might be doing this wrong from step one, but hopefully
someone can point something helpfull out to me. Once I can get that
part taken cared of I can add my additional layers that I already
have set up.
If you drew it with the Pen Tool, you should see new 'Path'
layer. Assumming your artwork is a closed Path, select it, and look
down in the Properties Inspector- then alter the Fill Color option
available for that Path.
You should also easily be able to Free Transform
(Ctrl/Command + T), or Modify > Transform or use the Scale tool
on the active Vector object.
Also no needto Flatten, becuase then you loose the vector
editibility and the ease to change Stroke/Fill options of the
original object Layer.