4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2012 11:12 AM by Zibitguy48 RSS

    Can't release compound path

    Zibitguy48 Community Member

      I drew some simple paths in Photoshop with the pen tool, then exported the paths to Illustrator. All the paths came into illustrator as compound paths, though they look like simple paths in illustrator. Because they are compound paths, I can't join the ends of the paths to the ends of other paths.

       

      Whe I select one of these paths:

       

      Object>Compound Path>Release is greyed out and unavailable.

      "Release Compound Shape" in the Pathfinde palette menu is also greyed out and unavailable.

       

      Is there any way to make these paths back into simple paths without redrawing them?

       

      I'm using CS6 versions of both Photoshop and Illustrator.