Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing a basic trace, part of Illustrator CS6 New Features.
In order to convert a raster image into a vector object, you must use the Image…Trace feature in Illustrator.…In this movie I'll show you how to utilize this tool to create a simple…tracing of a photograph.…The first thing you need to do is get a photograph into Illustrator.…You can do that by going to File place or simply opening up a photograph in Illustrator.…I actually have a photograph already placed on my artboard and I simply select…it in order to make it active.…In order to perform a basic trace of this image, I have to first, like I said,…make sure it's selected, and then go to the Control panel and find the button…labeled Image Trace.…
You'll notice when I hover over it, it tells me it converts an image into a tracing object.…If I click Image Trace, it automatically converts my photo into some vector art.…As you can see, the result isn't all that great right now.…But there are ton of controls, which we'll explore later, that will help you…refine this tracing and get it exactly like you need it.…
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
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/04/12. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter to address the new features that come with Illustrator when you have an Adobe Creative Cloud membership. These include features like the ability to quickly unembed images and one-click file packaging.