How To Explore The Image Trace Panel In Illustrator Cs6


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Exploring the Image Trace panel

Up until now, we've been working with raster-based graphics inside of Illustrator, and they have just stayed in their raster or bitmap format. But now we are going to explore how we can begin to convert those raster graphics into vector format. Illustrator has a great feature called Image Trace, which is a new version of the old Live Trace feature. And in Illustrator CS6, it's gotten a lot better, and a lot faster. Basically, what this allows you to do is take a bitmap graphic -- a JPEG, a TIFF, a GIF whatever it might be -- and then trace it using an automatic command inside of Illustrator, and convert it into a vector format. Let's take a look; I am going to create a new document by hitting Command+N or Control+N on my keyboard.

And I will just use the Letter Size, and I will make sure it's Horizontal Orientation, and I will hit OK. You can create any size document you want; doesn't really matter. I am going to go up to the File menu now, and I'm going to Place ...

Exploring the Image Trace panel
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Exploring the Image Trace panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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