Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:48 PM   #1
bluetooth
macrumors 6502a
 
bluetooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto
HELP?! How can I fill this transparent vector shape?!

Hi everyone,

I am trying to figure out how I can fill this transparent background vector shape.

I want the design to be white on the inside of the vector, so it is a solid shape. Right now it is just like a stencil with a transparent background. As you can see I put a black box behind it to illustrate what I mean.

I tried saving as a b&w .tiff in .ai but it gave me a white box around the shape instead of just making it white inside the outline vector shape.

I have also attached the .eps file.

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks!
Attached Files
File Type: zip henna circle.eps.zip (238.7 KB, 23 views)
__________________
"Design is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."

Last edited by bluetooth; Oct 17, 2012 at 10:46 PM.
bluetooth is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:26 PM   #2
Larry-K
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Try This...

If you have Adobe Illustrator, open the file and under the Objects Menu> Compound Path> Release Compound Path. Then Resave as an eps, or if you're using illustrator for layout just use the art, no need to place it.

If you don't have that, save your TIFF as a 1-bit version, probably 600ppi will be adequate, you should be able to colorize that.

If you're using Corel, there should be some similar commands and terminology.
Larry-K is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:01 PM   #3
bluetooth
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
bluetooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry-K View Post
If you have Adobe Illustrator, open the file and under the Objects Menu> Compound Path> Release Compound Path. Then Resave as an eps, or if you're using illustrator for layout just use the art, no need to place it.

If you don't have that, save your TIFF as a 1-bit version, probably 600ppi will be adequate, you should be able to colorize that.

If you're using Corel, there should be some similar commands and terminology.
Nice one! Thanks a lot! You're first suggestion worked perfectly in ai.

Cheers,
__________________
"Design is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
bluetooth is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:59 AM   #4
Larry-K
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluetooth View Post
Nice one! Thanks a lot! You're first suggestion worked perfectly in ai.

Cheers,
Glad I could help.
Larry-K is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:07 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC