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Erik Post
Dashed stroke on non-shape layers
on May 26, 2014 at 5:00:00 pm

Is there a way to apply a dashed stroke on a layer other than a shape? For example a pre-comp with some solids and masks or a pre-comp from a layered psd file? I would like to animate a character with the puppet tool and apply a dashed stroke on it.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Dashed stroke on non-shape layers
on May 26, 2014 at 11:42:37 pm

You might try the Vegas effect [link].

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Erik Post
Re: Dashed stroke on non-shape layers
on May 27, 2014 at 9:54:04 am

Thanks for your response.

I am trying to apply it on a transparant black image, but not seeing anything. Even with the mode "Image Contours" selected.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Dashed stroke on non-shape layers
on May 27, 2014 at 4:53:25 pm

You have to specify which contours it should use. If the image is black, the Red channel would be pretty useless. Try the alpha instead.

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