I am doing an illustrator tutorial, however have become stuck.
In the tut, an ink drawing is scanned into illustrator, and vectorized using 'live trace'. Then the image is coloured as follows:
"I started the coloring by creating one single shape that filled the entire design. I made this by simply making a copy of my vectorized line art, selecting it, and then doing the following: Object>Compound Path>Release, then Object>Ungroup, then Pathfinder>Add to Shape Area. Basically this process broke all these vector pieces up, then merged them into one single shape."
Here is my problem: I make a copy of vectorized line art, select it, however when i click on 'object', the 'compound path' option is not available to choose. Where have i gone wrong?
Have you tried Object --> Expand again? Also try to run ungroup a few times. Live trace sometimes creates strange grouping which isn't always logical in terms of what things go together visually...
Thanks v much.. that turned out to be fairly simple. Object - expand worked fine.
The 'ungroup' option wasn't available but never mind, problem fixed!