Would you describe the process you went through beginning with Photoshop?
Was this a PSD file imported into Harmony?
Also, just to confirm, with a “directly drawn image” (a drawing made using the software tools inside Harmony) when you follow this procedure:
- Draw an ellipse with a Pencil line
- Fill it with a color
- Select Apply to Line and Colour Art
- Using the Contour Editor Tool select the drawing
- Move the line outward or inward, grabbing anywhere along the line (it does not have to be a control point).
…the filled in color (colour art) does not follow the shape of the line?
Note: I only have Animate Pro.
I have not been able to do what I see you doing in your images. I’d like you to describe the steps so I can try to duplicate the results you are getting. There may be a limit to what Pro can do which could be nothing or only some of it. Pro does not have the Curve Deformer.
I can see how the Curve Deformer requires more work to set up for this particular application. You could not wrap the Bone Deformer around following lines like you are doing with the Curve Deformer. I imagine you did that manually and there isn’t a button to produce a Curve wrapping along line art, correct?
What I have been able to do with a PSD file is to import the line layer, select the line art with the Select Tool, then with a single click on the Paint Fill Tool it sort of keeps it selected but removes the selection box, what you will have is the outline of the line art selected then I fill the line with the Paint Fill Tool. From this point on the drawing layer is true vector art created with the software which can receive influence from all of the effects and tools of the software.
In this case having filled the line art I am able to fill the spaces enclosed by the line art. You lose the nice features of the Pencil Tool though. I cannot edit the lines as Pencil Lines and they cannot be converted back and forth between Pencil and Brush lines. WHat this really is doing is making everything Colour Art.