Hey guys. For my first project I’d like to try cutting out an outline. I chose something random that I thought would be simple (this car outline: http://troyfrey.com/scion/scionxdoutline640.jpg), but I’m having a lot of trouble with it. First, I converted the image to .SVG using an online converter and imported it into Illustrator because I wanted to add tabs to keep the windows and the outside line together. I’m also new to Illustrator, so I’m not sure if I was doing it correctly, but I used the line tool to connect the pieces of the image together. I grouped all of the objects before saving and tried importing it into Easel, but the objects scale independently (unless I select them all, of course). Also, Easel wants to cut out the actual line and not the negative space. So I have two main questions:
How do I edit an .SVG file correctly so that when I save/export it, Easel sees it as one piece?
How do I get Easel to cut out the actual outline of the car and not the negative space? I assume there’s some sort of inversion I have to do at some point in this process?