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steve Mooreauo-trace/stroke issue, after effects cs6
by on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:14:50 am

I am hand drawing and then scanning pictures into after effects, then auto-tracing them so i can reveal them using stroke. However i have an issue i cant seem to solve. The stroke reveals the outline of the picture, not the original fill...i guess thats to do with the masks auottrace has created. For example when i attempt to reveal a stick man it will instead reveal the outline of a stickman-i hope you get the picture?! Any help please?

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Cassius MarquesRe: auo-trace/stroke issue, after effects cs6
by on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:59:30 pm

Auto trace traces the boundaries of an image, Where the pixels actually change value. It has no clue what you have draw and how to re-draw it.

You have to either do that mask manually or use the scribble effect to use the masks you got from auto trace and get the fill stroked in a semi automated way.

I can expand on that if you'd like, but first check the effect out.

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