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Luiz Cruz
Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 7, 2020 at 8:44:47 pm

Hey, everyone. There's a similar topic to what I'm looking for here but that didn't help me because some weird artifacts begin to show up when I do what was suggested there.

I have 2 shape layers. One of them is static the whole video and the other has animation. I want to add a stroke around what would be the visual sum of both shape layers so that in the end it looks like everything is one shape, but they have to stay on separate layers because of the animation, or at least in the same shape layer but in different groups.

The image on that original post illustrates it well what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks!


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Greg Gesch
Re: Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 7, 2020 at 11:29:09 pm

Hi Luiz, you could precompose the layers and then use Layer Styles/Stroke in the initial composition.


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Luiz Cruz
Re: Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 7, 2020 at 11:39:20 pm

Hi there, Greg! Yes, that helps, but this stroke on top needs to have round caps and joins. Any idea how?


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Luiz Cruz
Re: Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 7, 2020 at 11:42:37 pm

Oh and also one of the paths is not closed so when I apply a stroke it becomes evident that it's not closed... that shouldn't happen.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 8, 2020 at 12:19:28 am

[Luiz Cruz] "they have to stay on separate layers because of the animation, or at least in the same shape layer but in different groups."

You should be able to add a Merge Paths in the shape layer, then a Stroke.

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Luiz Cruz
Re: Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 8, 2020 at 10:38:22 pm

This works! Thanks.


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Richard Garabedain
Re: Adding "one" stroke around multiple shape layers
on May 8, 2020 at 10:26:35 pm

maybe a drop shadow? try 1 shadow with a softness of 25 and several after that with 0 softness


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