Unable to replace spine

New Here ,
Apr 26, 2018 Apr 26, 2018

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Hi all,

I'm just trying to replace the spine of an object to a path created, the option to do so is unavailable (greyed out). I have a feeling I may have fiddled with something in my preferences but I haven't a clue what, where or when. I'd be grateful for any help with this

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Guide , Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018
You have to make a blend, then draw a new path and then use Replace Spine .it doesnt work on any 2 paths.like on this video from youtubeTutorial: Adobe Illustrator on replacing the spine in your blend - YouTube

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 26, 2018 Apr 26, 2018

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Please provide more information which would include a screen shot of what you are doing as well as any relevant panels (appearance, layers. etc.) so that it is clear what you are trying to do.

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Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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Hi, sorry for the lack of info I wasn't sure what exactly to provide. I've attached a screenshot of what it is i'm trying to do.screen 1.png

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Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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You have to make a blend, then draw a new path and then use Replace Spine .

it doesnt work on any 2 paths.

like on this video from youtube

Tutorial: Adobe Illustrator on replacing the spine in your blend - YouTube

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Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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i have a video about blend tool... but it is in my native language. Anyway, you can watch it.

Adobe Illustrator CC -Խառնորդ Գործիքը (Blend Tool) in Armenian - YouTube

For replacing spine you need to select both  "blended objects" and new path than apply "Replace Spin" as suggest Ray.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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You mean blending "replace Spine"? Right?

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New Here ,
Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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Yes blend > replace spine

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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I know this is older and is marked as answered but I think it's incomplete. Although, yes you can only replace spine with one object at a time, you also need to make sure it's not a compound path.

Hope this helps

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

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hi.

try to select the path and choose Ungroup even if it one path, then go to replace spline, it will be enable.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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If your Replace Spine option is greyed out, try Object --> Expand before you make the Blend. After that you just select your Blend and the whatever shape you want as a spine, and do what other people here have answered (Object --> Blend --> Replace Spine)

 

Hope it helps.

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Hello, i'm new in illustrator and at this moment i'm trying to colored the word rainbow with the colors of the rainbow. 

So, after i make the blend of the colors, i wanted to blend them in the title. but after trying to expand, ungroup, the option Replace Spine is always not available. Do you think that is because the lettering i used a type of lettering? Like Arial?

Thank you for your help. 

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Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Hi, please make a new topic, including screenshots and a description of what you are trying to do and what's not working.

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