HELP?! How can I fill this transparent vector shape?!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bluetooth, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. bluetooth, Oct 17, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012

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    bluetooth

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    #1
    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!
     

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  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    #3
    Nice one! Thanks a lot! You're first suggestion worked perfectly in ai.

    Cheers, :cool:
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Glad I could help.
     

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