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How do I convert a compound path into a smart object?

May 25, 2013 5:11 PM

Tags: #convert #cs6 #smart_object #ctrl #distort_images #free_distort

I'm working on a project and I need to use the free distort tool + ctrl (command for mac users) but it won't work. I found out that I need to convert it to a smart object, from another disscussion, but right clicking the name of it in the layers menu isn't working. I'm using CS6 by the way.

 
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    May 25, 2013 9:26 PM   in reply to fyreflair

    I never heard of a smart object for illustrator. There is a smart object for photoshop though. In that instance all you need to do is open the ai file in photoshop and it will create a smart object.

     
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    May 26, 2013 12:33 AM   in reply to fyreflair

    fyreflair,

     

    How is it not working (can you show/describe)?

     

    Can you link to the other discussion?

     
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    May 26, 2013 9:53 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    There are not "smart objects" in Illustrator.

     

    If you are trying to free distort a rater image or text, you may find it helpful to select the object or group, then choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh. Enter 1 row and 1 column and click OK. Then you will be able to Free Distort raster images and text.

     
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    May 26, 2013 3:40 PM   in reply to fyreflair

    Oh, so it seems you need to take it over here, fyreflair:

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop

     

    Good luck with the issue.

     
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    May 27, 2013 1:20 AM   in reply to fyreflair

    fyreflair,

     

    but the discussion talking about the smart object was a photoshop discussion,

     

    Ah. In some cases, such a discussion may help clarify, wherever it comes from.

     

    It is nice to know that you had it sorted.

     
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