I have a circular object from Photoshop (stone..) that I need to go on a path in Illustrator.I realize I cannot do this with a raster object, at least from what I am reading, so I used the image trace function and then I can drag the circular piece into the brushes panel and create a scatter or pattern brush to go across my path.
Problem is, if the path is an oval, the circles change shape and get distorted. How can I keep the circles from changing shape? Is there a way to do this? Or,is there a way to just bring in a Photoshop element and have it align across a path?
That is so odd that even though there are no corners, it's holding the shape....
I tried to do it with a circle (to try and simulate my file at work), but rotating the circle, is still a circle... so it really didn't show up different in the dialog box and the circles are still distorting around the curve. Here are my pics..... the lone circle on top was the original shape.
Is there something maybe I missed?
Thanks so much!!!
create a scatter or pattern brush to go across my path....Problem is, if the path is an oval, the circles change shape
Show a screenshot of your attempt to do this with a Scatter Brush. The side tiles of a Pattern Brush "wedge" as they proceed around a curve. But a Scatter Brush doesn't.
It seems to have worked with the scatter...I think I always avoid it, cause of the overlap issues... But I think I can achieve what my clients want me to try with their stuff using this method. I will be starting with a Photoshop element, that looks like a stone, with some gradients in it etc, and will have to image trace it and then try to make the scatter and see if it works...
Thanks so much guys.,...
Will test the real good tomorrow!
HI Jet and Larry,
I just wanted to let you know that I got a chance to try the stuff both of mentioned with different objects and all was successful. The new Image Trace in CS6 is so much better. And that is helping to start with better objects for all these brushes.
Thanks for all your help!