5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2011 6:59 PM by Rick Gerard

    How to add a gradient or 50% transparent fill to an .ai imported path?

    WTDedula

      Hello All;

      I need some help. My task sounds simple enough but not sure how to accomplish it.

       

      I created the following path in Illustrator (See attached illustration - the top one). This is actually for a lower-third graphic.

       

      I have been successful at importating that into .ai. Though should I be using a solid or a shape layer or doesn't it matter ?

       

      I can add a stroke which affects the color and thickness of the outlines OK.

       

      However, I can't figure out how to add either a gradient fill or one that is 50% transparent ? Can anyone help ?

       

      Oh ... I'll mention I'm using After Effects CS3.

       

      Thanks.

       

      Tim

       

      Import into AE_CS3.jpg