Convert Pixels to Paths with Live Trace in Illustrator CS5


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Converting pixels to paths with Live Trace

While it's true that you can place raster-based images into Illustrator, we know that they are just the single image, but you can't really change any of their pixels. Illustrator, of course, is a vector- based program, which focuses on the use of paths instead of pixels. One of the really nice things about working with Illustrator is that there is a way to go from one world to the next. You can actually take a pixel-based image into Illustrator, and convert it into paths that you can edit inside of Illustrator.

This feature inside of Illustrator is called Live Trace. So in this movie, let's see how we can convert pixel-based content to vector-based content using this Live Trace feature. I'm going to start by going to the File menu here, just a regular plain document. I'm going to choose Place, and I'll place this image here of these glories. I'm going to click Place. And notice over here, I'm leaving the Link option turned on. I'm not going to choose Plac...

Converting pixels to paths with Live Trace
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Converting pixels to paths with Live Trace provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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