Learn about working with actual paths or shapes. In this video, do that with a simple click and convert your tracing object into anchor points and line segments.
- [Instructor] So far we've come a long way.…We've taken a piece of sketched artwork.…We've cleaned it up in Photoshop.…We've brought it into Illustrator.…We've gotten it to this point…where we're pretty happy with it.…We've done it all within the safety…and confines of the image trace panel.…Now it's time to leave that comfort zone.…Everything we've done up until now can be undone.…We can go into the image trace panel and completely erase…everything we've done and get back to the original object.…But, we can't do what we need to do in terms of cleaning up…this thing for real until we've expanded it…into actual vector paths.…
Because right now, when I click on it,…notice how it's just got that big blue x across it.…That means that it's just a regular old tracing object.…We have to use the image trace panel…in order to make any changes to it.…The image trace panel takes the time to redraw it…any time we move it, resize it,…do whatever we need to do to it.…That takes up a whole lot of time.…So, what are we to do?…
- Working with Image Trace presets
- Setting up artwork
- Performing a basic trace with a preset
- Erasing and adding paths
- Refining paths with strokes and widths
- Resetting typography
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator: Coloring Artwork (2011)with Mordy Golding4h 44m Intermediate
Illustrator: Drawing without the Pen Toolwith Mordy Golding4h 39m Intermediate
Illustrator for Web Design (2012)with Justin Seeley5h 27m Appropriate for all
1. Break Down the Image Trace Panel
2. Perform a Basic Trace
3. Clean Up the Artwork
4. Project: Trace Artwork
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