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I have an image in Photoshop. I created a path on it and did export paths to illustrator. Saved a illustrator file and opened in Illustrator CS. However, say, part of my image in Photoshop is text and when its opened in Illustrator, and the paths are filled with black, the white areas within the paths get filled as well. They need to be white. I dont get it. Any thoughts? Thanks, Chris...

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    Default Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS - Exporting Paths to Illustrator problem...

    I have an image in Photoshop. I created a path on it and did export paths to illustrator. Saved a illustrator file and opened in Illustrator CS. However, say, part of my image in Photoshop is text and when its opened in Illustrator, and the paths are filled with black, the white areas within the paths get filled as well. They need to be white. I dont get it. Any thoughts? Thanks,

    Chris
    Chris_Baham@adobeforums.com Guest

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    The text is outlined I guess, since you're exporting as paths to illustrator. In the PS file, make sure the paths were set properly so that the "white areas" were set to "subtract" in the info bar at the top of the page. Or once you've got them into illustrator, make compound paths out of each letter, so the white area knocks out and won't fill with your color.

    Does that answer your question, or am I not reading you right?
    jonf@adobeforums.com Guest

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    jonf,

    I think your reading me right.. Heres exactly what I am doing:

    I have the black and white image, and I go to the Extensis menu, and choose Mask Pro 3 Select > Mask Pro 3 Make Path. This creates a path around the black. I then do Export paths to Illustrator. Then open in illustrator and fill but the entire thing fills with black. Thats where the compound paths would come in, but I dont know how to do that. I also dont see any options for "Subtract" in PS. Any thoughts? Thanks,

    Chris
    Chris_Baham@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS - Exporting Paths to Illustrator problem...

    The subtract thing in PS is a button in the top options bar. Select just the inside path, and click on the subtract button (hold your cursor over each buttom until the tooltip text tells you which one it is, if you're not sure). Or in illustrator, select the whole character (outside path and inside paths) then just pull down the menu to object>compound path>make (or use command-8).
    jonf@adobeforums.com Guest

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