Tracing an image manually


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Tracing an image manually

Live Trace is a great feature inside of Illustrator but it's not prefect for every task. For example, Live Trace excels at stylizing photographic content. But if you are trying to turn a low- resolution image, maybe that of a graphic or a logo for example, you may find it easier to just redraw the artwork from scratch by yourself. So I would like to share a few pointers in how to get that process started. I'll start by creating a print document, I'll click OK, just take the regular settings here and I'll choose File > Place and I'll place the image that I want to work with here on my artboard. I'll choose here this logo.gif file. It can be linked or embedded, well this doesn't make a difference here in this case, I'm just using it as a base in my artwork and I'll click on the Place button here.

Let me zoom in a little bit close over here, so you can see what we are dealing with and I'll go over here to my Layers panel and I'll double-click ...

Tracing an image manually
Video duration: 4m 22s 9h 42m Intermediate

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Tracing an image manually provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics

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Design
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Illustrator
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