Discover how to trace artwork in Adobe Illustrator and convert raster graphics such as drawings and images into vector form.
- [Instructor] Hi there and welcome to Illustrator: Tracing Artwork. My name is Justin Seeley and in this course, I'll be showing you how to quickly and easily convert your raster graphics, drawings and photos into vector artwork using the Image Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator. We'll start off with a brief overview of the panel itself where I'll show you all of the bells and whistles of Illustrator's Image Trace panel and its settings. From there, you and I are going to trace an image together using the Image Trace panel, where we'll learn how to place our artwork properly, convert our images into tracing objects and we'll finish it off by expanding our tracing objects into vector paths.
After that, we're going to go into refining our artwork to get the cleanest results possible using things like the Pen tool, the Path Eraser, and I'll even show you how to reset typography. Once we've got all that done, it's time for you to perform a trace on your own. I'll give you a challenge project to work on and then I'll come back and show you what I would have done in a similar situation. By the end of this course, you should be a pro at using Illustrator to convert about anything you want into vector format using Image Trace. So, what are we waiting for? Let's get started.
- Working with Image Trace presets
- Setting up artwork
- Performing a basic trace with a preset
- Erasing and adding paths
- Refining paths with strokes and widths
- Resetting typography