Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Touching up an image, part of AutoCAD Raster Design Essential Training.
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- This series of tools is about as close to Photoshop as you're going to get with raster design. The Touchup tool let's us manually go in and add to the pixels of an image. It's pretty easy. The objective of this video is to insert an image then we'll start making some modifications using the Touchup toolbar. So, let's jump into AutoCAD. Let's start a new drawing. On the Insert & Write tab, let's insert an image. I'm going to grab First floor Area B or, of course, you can grab whatever image you want.
I'm going to click Open. Now I'm going to jump in here and I'm going to zoom in on an area like right here. I'm going to add these little pixels back in. So, I'm going to click on Touchup. Looks like I have a pretty big box so what I'm going to do is I'm going to resize that so it's a lot smaller. I'm going to click on my Resize button. I'm going to make sure that my Square brush tool is turned on So I click Square brush. I'm going to go ahead and click on Resize brush. Now, get away from any of the raster images because you're going to snap to it.
Or you can go to your Snap and just turn off Raster Snap for now. I'm going to pick a point right here and I'm going to pick a small point so I'm going to zoom in. I'm going to pick a point like right about here. Now I'm going to come in and I'm going to hit that. I'm going to try to add pixels into here and touch it up. We probably should've made it a little bit smaller but that's okay. Once we zoom out it's hard to tell. Come into an area like this and touch them up.
Let's change our brush to a circle or a round brush. And this thing's huge, so this is in case we want to fill in an entire area like this. Just hold down the pick button and start filling it in. I'm not staying in the lines, I was not good as a child doing this either, but you get the point. There's a Pan and a Zoom and I don't know why because it does the same thing as if you hold down the wheel button or if we roll the wheel button in or out. So I don't really use that one. And we have a Diagonal brush which does about the same thing.
If we had an item that was on a diagonal we could touch that up as well. Of course, the brush is tiny so we can fill in any spot here also. So this adds pixels to your drawing. Now to finish it, just go ahead and click on the OK button and it dedicates the changes. Remember, it doesn't update the image immediately until you either save the image or save the drawing.
- Inserting images
- Creating new images
- Creating image masks
- Managing images
- Editing images
- Creating REM regions and primitives
- Recognizing and vectorizing text