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Combining Shapes

We’ve been working with Illustrator over the past little while and one of the most difficult, but most important concepts to pick up is combining shapes to make a clean outline that can be cut out of vinyl to make a sticker or a shirt.

Not only do you need to put something together using shapes, but you have to figure out how to combine shapes or cut pieces out so that each different coloured piece can be cut out and put together separately.

Here’s a quick and easy challenge. I want you to draw a simple picture of a snowman, kind of like this:

But… here’s the tricky part, you need to be able to go into the View menu, turn on Outline

And see something clean and simple like this:

If you have a whole mess of overlapping lines, it isn’t right and you’ll have to fix it because it wouldn’t cut out properly.

You could draw something else if you want to instead, but make sure it incorporates the same tools and ends up with the same, simple outlines for the different coloured pieces. There are no points for creativity here. It’s either right or it’s wrong!

In order to do this, I recommend learning a bit about the Pathfinder options:

Here’s a good writeup (the video is way too fast for me):–cms-25572

Official Adobe info:

PE40 Training Session

Visit and click on the PE40F link on the home page


Go to

Download the Fitness Tracker file

If you have not done so already, create an account on DropBox. Or Google Drive!

Google (the same account you may use for GMail or YouTube):



Upload the Fitness Tracker folder to your Dropbox or Drive account.

Info on the online health modules: OnlinePE40FTrainingSession

Gr. 12 Fitness Tracker

The Fitness Tracker file contains the application and all of your data, so it must be KEPT SECURE. If you lose/delete the file, all of your data will be lost. For that reason, you need to have a secure location to save your file – one which you will always be able to access and won’t ever lose.

DropBox and Google Drive provide safe, secure, and free file storage which can you can access from any computer in the world. If you have not done so already, make sure you have an account with:

Google (the same account you may use for GMail or YouTube):



Once you have one of those services activated, download the files below and SAVE THEM ON DRIVE OR DROPBOX. You must show Mr. Robson that you have the files in the right place and can access them!


Download Fitness Tracker for MAC

Download the notes from the Training Session: OnlinePE40FTrainingSession


Getting Started on PE40F

Access to the online Phys Ed and Health programs is now open. All grade 12 students need a PE40 credit in order to graduate, and all of the work is done outside of school. It’s important that you get started on your planning and work as soon as possible.

All students must complete a signed permission slip and plan before beginning the program. Once that is returned, you need to see Mr. Robson for training and more information.

There are 3 training sessions planned for this week: Tuesday, Oct. 8 period 1, Wednesday, Oct. 9 after school, and Thursday, Oct. 10 at lunch. If you have your plan & permission slip handed in, you are welcome to attend one of these sessions. If none of these times work for you, please see Mr. Robson to set up an appointment.

The required paperwork and information is available from Mr. Robson in room 213 and on this site. Please contact Mr. Robson by filling in the form below if you have any questions or need any help. Information entered below will be sent directly to Mr. Robson and will not be seen by anyone else.

PE40F Beginning of year info

In Grade 12, you are expected to design and fulfil your own fitness plan, which will be completed outside of school. Many of the acceptable activities you are probably doing already if you are taking part in sports, intramural activities, or other active pursuits.

The online reporting system opens in October. There will be a meeting called during the second week of October which you MUST ATTEND, unless you speak to Mr. Robson in Room 213 at another time. At this time you will be given a user name and password and information on the program that you will use to log and submit your hours, which should lead to you getting your Phys Ed credit for this year.

Below is a handout which you can look over so that you can start planning and taking part in your fitness plan for the year.

If you have any questions about this process, need any help, or just want to work on some of this, please see Mr. Robson in room 213 at lunch.


If you are under the age of 18, you will also need to have a parent sign a permission form. It is included below, and can be signed and turned in to Mr. Robson or the office any time. The sooner you get it in, the sooner you can start. Again, if you need help or have questions, please visit Room 213 at lunch.

PE40F Permission Slip