Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting pixels to paths, part of Illustrator CS6 New Features.
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After you've traced your artwork using the Image Trace feature in Illustrator…CS6, you'll want to convert the tracing into paths so that you can manipulate it…just like any other object in Illustrator.…In order to do this, you have to do something called expanding your artwork.…Expanding an object in Illustrator allows you to divide a single object, in this…case your tracing, into multiple objects that make up its appearance.…It should be noted that expanding your artwork converts it from its current…Image Trace state and you'll no longer be able to tweak your Trace settings…after you've expanded it.…
This should be the very last step you perform when you're tracing artwork.…In order to expand your tracing, you can do one of two things, with the object…selected, you can A; hit the Expand button in the Control panel, or B; open the…Object menu, go down to Expand.…For this exercise, I'm simply going to come out and hit the Expand button.…As you can see, Illustrator instantly converts my tracing object into a regular…
This course was updated on 10/04/2012.
- Adjusting the interface brightness
- Understanding updates to panels and preferences
- Creating a repeatable pattern
- Performing a basic trace
- Converting pixels to paths
- Understanding what 64-bit support means for you
- Introducing startup profiles
- Understanding the Save for Web changes
- Enhancing artwork with gradients on strokes
- Working with the improved Gaussian Blur