How can I use a vector image (corel draw or illustrator) as a mask in after effects? I'm trying to use the stroke effect but i would like something different than the original masks.
You can draw your own masks in AE with the pen tool. Literally an infinite number of possibilities.
However, if you have something already drawn and you want to bring it into AE: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/9.0/WSE4F03C08-9074-45eb-842E-2BF05D297249a.html
Wow! Thanks for the fast reply!