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Igor Marcossi
Ai to shape
on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:01:57 pm

So, I have this pine cone:
And when I make it shape, it turn into this:
What I do?
I need it in shape to work with Newton plugin!

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John Cuevas
Re: Ai to shape
on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:30:42 pm

I took your pine cone, dropped it into a comp, selected the layer and used Layer > Autotrace and that created a pretty good mask. If you need it in a shape layer, you would twirl open your mask, select the pine cone "mask path" and copy that. Go to Layer > New > Shape Layer to make your new shape layer. Then twirl open the shape layer "Add" a new "Path", twirl open path, click on the "Path" next to the stopwwatch and paste. Then just add a fill if you need to see it.

Here's a project with the auto trace and shape layer of your pine cone.png.

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Igor Marcossi
Re: Ai to shape
on Jun 11, 2015 at 6:31:06 pm

Woah, that was fast!
Thx man, that fixed my problem.

Thx a lot, again.

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