Live Trace and resolution


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Live Trace and resolution

In this movie we are going to take this piece of artwork that we have prepared inside of Photoshop and we are going to bring it into Illustrator and use the Live Trace feature in order to convert this pixel-based image into a piece of vector-based artwork. I have opened in front of me, Skull 03 edit.psd. This is a layered piece of artwork, so I need to start things off by flattening it. So I'll go up to the Layer menu and choose the Flatten Image command, which will go ahead and get rid of all the layers. So it's very important that you make sure that you've saved your layers in advance of applying this command.

Then what you would do is you go up to the File menu and choose the Save As command, so you don't overwrite the original, or you can press Ctrl+Shift+S, Cmd+Shift+S on the Mac, and I recommend that you save the image to the TIFF format, just because that way you're not applying any lossy compression and TIFF will generate a small file that's compatible with I...

Live Trace and resolution
Video duration: 9m 8s 14h 53m Intermediate

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Live Trace and resolution provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Illustrator
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