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Erika TarteConverting masks to vector paint
by on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:54:56 pm

I'm trying to animate some very detailed line drawings using vector paint, but it's very difficult to control the quality of the lines and I really need control over bezier curves. Since I already have the line drawings finished in Illustrator, I was wondering if there's a way to import those vectors as masks and then convert the mask lines to vector paint? I'm I just delusional?


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Dave LaRondeRe: Converting masks to vector paint
by on Apr 9, 2010 at 2:21:37 pm

Here's the lowdown on Vector Paint:

There's a lot to read, and I should tell you up front that I've never used it. I hope someone who uses it chimes in.

Dave LaRonde
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Michael SzalapskiRe: Converting masks to vector paint
by on Apr 9, 2010 at 2:47:31 pm

I've also never used Vector Paint. Is there a reason why Stroke or Vegas won't work?

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Todd KoprivaRe: Converting masks to vector paint
by on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:21:06 pm

I recommend against using Vector Paint. There's a reason that the first page of the official documentation (which Dave pointed to) is this:

"For most drawing and painting tasks, use shape tools and paint tools, not the Vector Paint effect."

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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