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Covering a wide range of topics, from advanced masking to chart creation, Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics reveals a whole new level of power, creativity, and efficiency with Illustrator. Instructor Mordy Golding explores how to work with Live Paint groups, get the most out of the Live Trace feature, and take advantage of Illustrator’s wide range of effects. He also discusses advanced transformation techniques, powerful 3D functionality, and important color concepts. Exercise files accompany the course.
So let's talk about converting pixels into vector paths. Now back inside of Illustrator CS2, Adobe introduced the feature called Live Trace. Basically, with one click on a button you can convert any photograph into vectors. Sounds great in concept, but if you've ever tried it on your own, you may not always be happy with the results that you get from Live Trace. Well, in reality, there is a lot of settings that go on behind the scenes inside of Live Trace and in these movies, we're going to learn all about them. On top of that, this particular chapter is also going to explore other possible ways for converting your images into vectors. We may not always be using Live Trace but maybe manually tracing as well. Well, let's go ahead and take a look.
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