Everyone has the power of Adobe Illustrator. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, it is the software when you want to create a vector image. There are an incredible number of functions packed in Illustrator, but it can be difficult to sort them out.
One of the most common things that people have to do is trace an image for a vector. Here are some tips and tricks for tracing an image in Illustrator.
Tracing an Image in Illustrator as a Professional
If you are wondering how to trace an image in Illustrator, it is actually quite simple:  1. Before you can change your image to a vector, you must decide which image you want to use. It can be from Photoshop or it can be a family photo. To make your selection, simply follow the following commands:
Click on the menu File and look for the option Place (Shift + Ctrl + P).
Now you can choose your image and place where you want to trace.
2. After adding your image, make sure you go back to the tool Select .
3. Now that you have your image and you want to select it, open the menu window . There you will find the option Image Trace between graphic styles and info.
4. After selecting Image Trace, a menu should appear on your screen. In this menu, select Example in the lower left corner and then select your color mode. Modes can be grayscale, black and white or color. Once you have set your mode, you can drag the slider with the text Color, Grayscale or Threshold to select your color density.
5. Hopefully you will not have enough of sliders because it is time for three more. Select the Advanced tab in the Image Tracking window. Next, adjust these three sliders:
- Adjust Paths until your image looks clear.
- Drag the slider Angles until the edges of your image are sharp but not sharp and jagged
- Use Noise to reduce the total number of extra pixels.
6. That is the manual work, so now you can click on Tracking and let Adobe Illustrator do the rest!
What else can I do with Adobe Illustrator?
So now you know how to trace an image in Illustrator, but image tracing is just one of many things you can do. After all, it's called Adobe Illustrator, not Adobe Tracer, right? A bit of hard work and instruction can help you beat the learning curve and create incredible illustrations from your computer.
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