2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2009 3:28 AM by erinlc

    Can't access 'compound path'

    erinlc Level 1

      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."

       

      http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/go-media-rapid-fire-illustration-technique/

       

       

      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?

       

      Cheers,

      Erin.