Help on "Create Shapes from Vector Layer"

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Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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Hi, so I'm trying to follow a tutorial from a guy on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_cT2TwtG_Y) about creating letters from lines from dots, and I'm kind of stuck at around 7:30, when I try to use the Create Shapes from Vector Layer tool on the path of the line it doesn't create the shape, although a new outline layer is created, the only thing that appears is a pivot (I think it's called like that, at least in Blender), and as I'm new to using Adobe softwares I don't know how to solve it, could you please help me?

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You have created a shape layer. If you press the U key twice, you will see all the modified properties of the layer.  You should see the Path with a Stroke in the timeline. Click on the "Toggle Mask and Shape Path Visibility" to turn it on to see the Path in the Composition Panel.

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Filled shapes do not work well with Trim Paths. As long as the path in Illustrator does not have a Brush applied to the Path, you will get a path with a stroke. If you applied a Brush to the Path in AI, converting the Vector path to a Shape layer will give you a closed Path with a Fill instead of an open Path with a stroke.

 

Evan Abrams is a pro. The only thing he left out of the tutorial was the part about the path visibility and a warning about using a Brush in Illustrator when creating the artwork. Let us know if you need any more help.

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