Convert Images to Vectors with Live Trace: Illustrator CS4


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Converting images to vectors with Live Trace

One of my favorite features inside of Illustrator is something called Live Trace. It basically allows you to take a photographic image and convert it into vector art with one click of a button. Not only is it fun to use, it can be great as far as experimenting with different types of artwork. Let's take a look at a few examples. I'm going to start with just a regular blank document and I'm not going to place a photograph onto my page. I'll choose File, Place, navigate to Chapter 15 of the exercise files and I'll choose this image here called surf_walk.psd. I'll leave it as a linked image and I'll choose Place.

Notice that whenever you have any kind of raster based or image content selected inside of Illustrator, the Live Trace button is now available to you in the Control panel. I'll click Live Trace and literally just like that, Illustrator converts it now into vectors. Now it's important to realize that the feature is called Live Trace because Illu...

Converting images to vectors with Live Trace
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Converting images to vectors with Live Trace provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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