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Discover how to trace artwork in Adobe Illustrator and convert raster graphics into vector form. This course shows how to perform auto tracing with the Image Trace panel as well as create artwork from scratch using the Shape Builder and the Pen tool. Author Justin Seeley shares several real-world tracing scenarios, which will help you learn how to assess artwork, determine its traceability, and then convert it into vector form in a variety of different ways.
(music playing) Hi there! My name is Justin Seeley, and I'm a staff author here at Lynda.com. I want to welcome you to this course on Tracing Artwork with Adobe Illustrator. Tracing Artwork is an essential part of any designer's workflow. We're going to start off with some core tracing concepts, wherein I help you set your expectations for what Illustrator is actually capable of, and I'll walk you through some of the most common tracing scenarios that you might encounter in the real world as well. From there, I'll walk you through my personal workflows when it comes to cleaning up your raster graphics for better tracing results, and scanning original artwork and getting it into Adobe Illustrator.
Next up, we'll dive into using Illustrator's image trace feature, and I'll also show you how to finalize those tracings, and turn pixels into live editable paths. We'll turn a sketch into Vector artwork from scratch. We'll also build a logo from a photograph, and we'll create a pop art style poster. By the end of this course, you should have all the information you need to recreate almost any piece of artwork that's put in front of you. Let's jump right in, and begin this course on Tracing Artwork with Adobe Illustrator.
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