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Casey Mattheus
Quickly converting a Shape Path to a Mask Path
on May 16, 2013 at 3:06:51 pm

So i have imported some .ai files, and then created 'Shapes from Vector Layer' and have perfect shape paths for my vector image.

Now, I am trying to make a well rounded Element 3D version of this vector image, and I have many of times drawn my own custom mask path around images, which can obviously be very tedious sometimes.

However, after converting these vector layers to shape layers, it would be amazing to be able to convert these shape paths to mask paths to use with Element 3D so I don't have to create my own with the pen tool.

Yes, I have used the 'auto-trace' feature, but everytime I use it, I get jagged lines along the edges of my paths, which looks like poo when extruded in Element 3D.

So a long question short, is there a way to convert a shape path into a mask path?


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Quickly converting a Shape Path to a Mask Path
on May 16, 2013 at 9:38:58 pm

http://www.redefinery.com/ae/view.php?item=rd_ShapesToMasks

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Joe Lacy
Re: Quickly converting a Shape Path to a Mask Path
on Jan 14, 2014 at 8:22:58 pm

Well that link is no longer helpful…. Could you please tell us how?


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