Converting pixels to paths


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Converting pixels to paths

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 in...

Converting pixels to paths
Video duration: 1m 16s 56m 59s Intermediate Updated Oct 04, 2012

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Converting pixels to paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 New Features

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