Re: [nbos] Newbe Question
"Steve Harvey"
Mon Feb 11th, 2008
The Fractal Polygon and Fractal Polyline tools are a lot more useful,
in my experience, than trying to hand-trace an area of any complexity.
Also that way you have direct control of how many anchor points go
into defining a particular area.

On Feb 11, 2008 2:01 PM, Brad Sumner <> wrote:
> I am trying to take a hand drawn map and render it digitally. Are there
> any shortcuts for this. I have scanned the image and cleaned it up in
> Photoshop. I then used it as the background for the FM8 map. I tried
> to take the freehand landmass tool and trace it, that worked ok except
> my mousepad ran out of room before I had traced the object and while
> moving the mouse it messed up the landmass. I was able to go in and fix
> it by moving the anchor points, (man were there a lot of them) I ended
> up removing most of the points. What I am hoping is that there will be
> a tool that will take a white area from the background image and make it
> into a polygon that is editable and able to be snapped to and such. Any
> suggestions from experience would be welcome.
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