Performing a basic trace


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Performing a basic trace

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 an...

Performing a basic trace
Video duration: 1m 42s 56m 59s Intermediate Updated Oct 04, 2012

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Performing a basic trace provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 New Features

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Design
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