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Shape layer keeps becoming a mask

Community Beginner ,
Jul 09, 2020

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Hello,

I am trying to paste a crosshatch path into a shape layer and it is only pasting the outline of the shape and making all of the other paths a mask. It's all one layer in illustrator as a compound path so I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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Shape layer keeps becoming a mask

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Hello,

I am trying to paste a crosshatch path into a shape layer and it is only pasting the outline of the shape and making all of the other paths a mask. It's all one layer in illustrator as a compound path so I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

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What is going on in the AI layer? How did you create the grid in AI? Is there any reason this must be a shape layer? What about importing as an AI file? 

 

I would probably do something like that with a couple of repeaters.

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Your cropped screenshots don't tell us anything t all about the shape layer. Select the layer, press UU to reveal all modified properties, and show us what you have got.

 

 

 

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Rick,

Thank you so much for responding. What you have built is precisely what I need. I copied from illustrator the compound path, created a new shape, and pasted on that path. Only the outline is pasted and all of the insides are masks. 

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Copy and paste a vector path is pretty much limited to a single path. 

 

I would suggest just importing the AI file or using two repeaters in AE.

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