2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2011 12:23 AM by metaloop

    Clipping Paths + live paint?

    Shenzi1 Level 1

      Hi all


      I have a group of shapes that I am trying to use live paint on. However all attempts to apply the tool have given me the following error -      

               
      "the selection contains objects that cannot be converted. Live paint groups can only contain paths and compound paths. Clipping paths are not allowed."

       

      i used the release clipping path command. Didn't work; it created a visual abomination that I screenshotted for your amusement. The second image below is the shape with the mask applied. So the second image is what I want it to look like, but is the one that I cannot edit with live paint.

       

      http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d188/OphidianShenzi/shape-clippingmaskreleased.jpg

       

      http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d188/OphidianShenzi/shape-clippingmaskstillapplied.jpg

       

      Hope I made that clear?

       

      How do I get over this problem and convert these to a live paint group that looks like it's supposed to?

       

      Many thanks in advance for your help, it is such a wonderful supportive community we have here.

       

      -S