I am extremely new to the Adobe Suite (currently using CS6) and I am teaching myself as much as I possibly can in order to create some unique designs for a projection mapping project I'm working on.
I am currently stuck on animating filigree. I found a tutorial that takes an image, and uses auto-trace as well as a MasktoLayers script in order to isolate each and every curl, but from I can tell, that method only worked on his example because each of the pieces were independent, and didn't overlap. So that leaves me with the question of how to isolate each of the swirls in the below image so I can independently animate them.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
If you have the original vector artwork, elements can be separated in Illustrator or similar programs and then be imported. You still need to create spines for wipes based on animated strokes in AE, though, so ultimately it's a moot point. There's no real requirement for things to be separate as long as you get your animation right, which simply is a tedious process of drawing those mask paths and animating the strokes so it looks nice...