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Jacob Jachowicz
compounde path - release / works only sometimes, WHY :D?
on Jul 14, 2013 at 5:06:35 pm

Hello, i've been battling with my drawing.
Have followed a number of tutorials, but cant seem to figure this one out!

I have uploaded this image: http://s23.postimg.org/l2qrqultn/help.jpg]

overall I am trying to lay some line art (over my sketch) and then eventually colourize the objects.

- First step, I drew a seed (with brush tool).
- Second step, select all the lines, expand the appearance, unite the path shape,and finally I "release" the compounde path...

This results in an outlining of sorts of my seed drawing, and from here I can easly colourize the whole thing....

But when I try to draw something more advanced, like a blooming flower....the procedure fails...

need some helpfull advise :D
best regards


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Jim Johnston
Re: compounde path - release / works only sometimes, WHY :D?
on Jul 17, 2013 at 9:56:16 am

Hi Jacob,
Nice looking flowers! I would select your brush strokes then outline them (Object>Path>Outline Stroke)then use the Live Paint Bucket tool for filling in colour.
Hope that works for you!

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