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John Reis
Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on Apr 18, 2019 at 9:14:13 pm

Hello there I am trying to create a mask/stroke effect from a logo in Photoshop and each way I try to create a SINGLE Path shape of the logo it comes out as 3 masks upon import of the PSD into After Effects from Photoshop

I would like the the logo to be 1 mask not 40. Tried creating a custom Shape in Photoshop. Even though I have 1 work path. It becomes 3 masks or 40 when I import into After Effects



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Mark Whitney
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on Apr 19, 2019 at 1:05:51 am

Do you have Illustrator or similar? You're going to want to work on paths in a vector program.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on Apr 19, 2019 at 2:33:38 am

What are you trying to accomplish? There may be an easier trick.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Reis
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on Apr 20, 2019 at 1:09:03 pm

The image is a part of a logo. I have a lot of them, so I'd like to be able to use the selection tool, and create a single path for many without re-drawing paths or going through illustrator.

I tried to attach the image thats giving me issue. This wicker-basket looking globe ends up being 39 paths. I'd like it to be one. Treid turning it into a custom Photoshop shape/ a work path. 39 paths every time





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Dave LaRonde
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on Apr 20, 2019 at 3:40:35 pm

Your description so far makes it sound dead simple--use the whole logo as a track matte for animated strokes.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Reis
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:36:55 pm

Ive been searching for the correct tutorial or method and can't find it. I would like to be able to control the fill and strokes of these logo shapes without having to retrace them all



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Max Haller
Re: Path shape I am trying to create is 3 masks not 1
on May 1, 2019 at 9:30:35 pm

Have you tried doing live trace like this :





and maybe a merge paths on the shape layers afterwards should make it one path.


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