A Basic Guide to Vector Clip Art Files — Compound Command

Clipping a virtual art file and ‘pasting’ it into a digital sign design is quick and easy, but can also be more challenging because of the various digital technologies used to create the files. This article will examine the most common challenges to new users of vector clip art; compounded paths. Often clip art designers will compound the various paths or elements in a design to make it easier to import and handle. But if you’re not aware of this, it can become quite frustrating when it’s time to edit or plot the image. Compounded clip art files often confound new sign makers. Here’s how to uncompound your files and un-confound yourself.