- View Offline
- Analyzing the existing artwork
- Developing a tracing plan
- Setting up your artwork
- Exploring the three steps of tracing
- Adjusting the curve fitting
- Combining paths into shapes
- Tracing text by hand
- Applying colors to your artwork
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] Hi, there. My name is Justin Seeley, and I'm a staff author here at Lynda.com. I want to welcome you to this course on Tracing Artwork with Adobe Illustrator. Tracing artwork is an essential part of any designer's workflow. We're going to start off with some core tracing concepts wherein I help you set your expectations for what Illustrator's actually capable of, and I'll walk you through some of the most common tracing scenarios that you might encounter in the real world as well. From there, I'll walk you through my personal workflows when it comes to cleaning up your raster graphics for better tracing results, and scanning original artwork and getting it into Adobe Illustrator.
Next up, we'll dive into using Illustrator's Image Trace feature, and also show you how to finalize those tracings and turn pixels into live, editable pads. We'll turn a sketch into vector artwork from scratch. We'll also build a logo from a photograph and we'll create a pop art-style poster. By the end of this course, you should have all the information you need to recreate almost any piece of artwork that's put in front of you. Let's jump right in and begin this course on Tracing Artwork with Adobe Illustrator.