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How to change an outlined Released pattern Object back into a Compound Path or Path

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Is it possible to change a patterned Object in Illustrator back into a series of editable Paths?

I have a pattern file that was constructed as a set of Paths.

Then it was released into an Object so that the pattern grid lines are now a Filled Object with an (unfilled) Outline path.

 

Is there any way to make this latticed Object back into a Compound Path or series of Paths?

(Am using Illustrator CC 2018 if that info is relevant to possible solutions)

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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2. Changing the weight of the lines is possible with Object > Path > Offset path (alternatively this can be applied as an effect)

4. For interweaving them you could use masks or just add objects that serve as shadows

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How to change an outlined Released pattern Object back into a Compound Path or Path

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Is it possible to change a patterned Object in Illustrator back into a series of editable Paths?

I have a pattern file that was constructed as a set of Paths.

Then it was released into an Object so that the pattern grid lines are now a Filled Object with an (unfilled) Outline path.

 

Is there any way to make this latticed Object back into a Compound Path or series of Paths?

(Am using Illustrator CC 2018 if that info is relevant to possible solutions)

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Pattern Object - Fill with No Stroke.png

 

 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

2. Changing the weight of the lines is possible with Object > Path > Offset path (alternatively this can be applied as an effect)

4. For interweaving them you could use masks or just add objects that serve as shadows

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No.

WHat do you want to do with it? Depending on that, there might be ways to achieve it.

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Thanks for replying Monika. Okay, so it's not possible to turn it back into Paths.

Never mind! 

 

I wanted the grid as set of editable Paths so that I could:

 

1. change the shape of some Path sections by bending or distorting the lines evenly

 

2. changing the weight of the lines 

 

3. applying different custom brushes to the lines 

 

4. have some sections interweave up and under each other

 

Any suggestions gratefully received.

 

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2. Changing the weight of the lines is possible with Object > Path > Offset path (alternatively this can be applied as an effect)

4. For interweaving them you could use masks or just add objects that serve as shadows

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Okay, thank you very much for these suggestions.

I'll give that a go and see how I get on.

 

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