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Brent TaylorUse the Brush Tool on a Shape Layer?
by on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:18:28 pm

The Brush tool is confusing me.

I get that it has to be used in a solid layer, and that it then has its own controls in there, etc.

All I WANT to do is draw a path on a shape layer freehand without going back into Illustrator. Is there a way to do that?

There's the pen tool, which lets me do that more or less by clicking constantly as I use it... but mechanically it's not quite what I want. Sometimes I just want that freehand feel.

Am I missing something? Seems like there should be a way, but darned if I can find it.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Use the Brush Tool on a Shape Layer?
by on Apr 10, 2014 at 7:12:02 pm

I suppose you can use Motion Sketch, then convert the keyframes poswition property to a Mask Path. It still uses a mouse, however.

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


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