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Choose magic wand tool set options to: 1, levels Tolerance Anti-alias on Click on background white Holding shift down click inside handle, to add to the existing selection. Invert selection shift+ctrl+I Make a new adjustment layer Solid color, white Apply a layer style of stroke Done. Your values may be different as scale might change things. ...


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Centerline Tracing The method you are looking for is "centerline tracing". This converts a bitmap to a vector line rather than object graphic. Only few tracers will be able to do that. There is a free Open Source tool AutoTrace which is able to do this fairly well but with limitations depending on the source image quality. Tracing the signature you ...


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Grab the Pen Tool and manually draw two paths - one around the bulk of the pitcher, ignoring the handle, then one around the handle. Then combine the vector/shape layers for the shapes into one layer. Add a stroke if a vector layer, or add a stroke via Layer Styles.


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This may not be the best of most efficient method; of course it depends on what exact result you wish for. But here is what I do: I take the file into photoshop, fiddle with the levels and brightness-contrast to get a high contrast image. Then I make it black and white and maybe fiddle a little more on contrast. Then I remove the background (the white) ...


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Let's say we have 2 shapes as on your picture (face + head). I make these two shapes overlapping with the face layer below the "head": I duplicate the head layer, Select 1 head and face layers and by Pathfinder operation Minus Back get this perfect match - Next: Let's say you should create long ray as you asked. I choose on Direct Selection Tool ...


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Start with a very high resolution raster effect: Maybe 1200 ppi. Apply a slight blur to eliminate any evidence of aliased pixels. Spend some real quality time with the multitude of variables in Illustrator's trace settings. You can make surprising changes with small adjustments. And don't forget that this is low tech effect.


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I may be misunderstanding your question, but I don't imagine there is a simple way for GIMP (or any other graphics program) to discern and color arbitrary regions on an image with a unique color. How would it know things like Great Britain or United States having multiple geographically-separated regions but color them the same? You'd better buckle down ...


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There are no cells in a PDF file, just graphics objects. What you see is not a cell but a background color square. The original file has added white color labels to some of the items yes. It seems to be that they have set a white background while others have not. This is not an error in illustrator but jus something the original author did. You can simply ...


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If I understand you correctly, the pathfinder tool is the answer for you. Go to Window > Pathfinder to open the Pathfinder window, select both shapes you want to join and press the Unite button in the pathfinder window (it's the first one.) That should do the trick.


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First, it may sound obvious, but check your links panel and make sure you don't have that pesky png laying around the pasteboard somewhere. I've noticed that a lot of designers instinctively dupe the image prior to expanding paths "just in case". In terms of the final vector art itself, you basically have two options. Cut down the number of vectors via ...


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When Illustrator traces an image it searches for details and creates paths, and it does it pretty well, it never has the sharp detail of the original photo but I like the artistic look it applies. Vector files store all their information as mathematical values, allowing them to scale to any size, this means a small vector image's file size probably won't ...


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Smart guides (ctrl-u / cmd-u) can help, but they aren't always enough, especially on curves. Often it's best to overlapping path lines - if it's solid fill it might be better to just go underneath, and if it's empty outlines it might be better to just stop when you connect the line (like you would if drawing on paper: you wouldn't carefully draw over the ...


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Well, I just figured it out - so for those who might wonder, here's an answer. Trace the object without ignoring white. Use the magic wand tool to select all the white areas. Then delete them. Then combine to a compound path. Because all the white areas are gone, they won't become black when combined (since varying fill-style is ignored when combined to a ...


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If you're using it for a logo, then you're probably being paid enough to clean it up by hand (using the ellipse tool). Or, do it the smart way, and just get the Phantasm CS plugin, which has a vector halftone feature. If you want to reproduce the Photoshop halftone filter, you need to start by getting the grid angle and DPI correct. Then you just need to ...


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You can simply create a color group of your 60 colors and set the Palette To Document Library then pick your 60-color color group. You can always use Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor Artwork after tracing to reduce colors if needed. Recolor Artwork is often a better option than trying to limit the tracing.


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What is happening is when you trace your image, Illustrator is making your "transparent background" into "white space". What you need to do is remove this from your trace. 1.Menu > Window > Image Trace 2.A new window will open. This will give you a lot of trace options you can play with and the one in particular you are looking for is under the ...


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It may be beneficial to scan the drawing at very large dimensions, such as a 600% enlargement. Then trace the enlarged version. This will allow you to trace with more accuracy. There is a limit to the size of detail Image Trace can see and pick up. If you are at the edge of that, there's not much you can do to force the feature to be more accurate. By ...


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The reason for this is: there simply are no cells! You can hit cmd/ctrl+y to see the actual paths.


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Simply use the Pen Tool to draw the outer shape. Then it's a simple matter to add a pattern overlay for the stripes and a stroke for the outer boundary. The color overlay in this screenshot merely changes the color of my stripe pattern from black to red.


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After reading comments under the question.... Photoshop has basic path editing capabilities. That is not to say they are lacking for the most part, but there are some areas which Photoshop is not as robust as Illustrator. Remember vector items are an addition to Photoshop, not it's core goal. For Photoshop, you need to use the Pen Tool to draw a vector ...


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Potracegui I recommend you to download the GUI interface for potrace and autotrace, which contains two algorithms for tracing bitmapped images. It collects informations in an easy way (hopefully) and then it launches potrace or autotrace with all the relevant options. Using a GUI sometimes is more comfortable that using command line, it is more interactive, ...


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Tracing with BirdFont The potrace algorithm is good but no autotrace algorithm is perfect. I had a similar problem when I tried to auto trace letters with potrace. Small details are not preserved and the result seems to be a little bit smoother than I wanted it to be. I solved this by implementing my own autotrace functionality in BirdFont. It seems to ...


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You could delete the sky shapes and add your own. Or you could add additional objects if desired. Or you could select the shapes and change their color. After the trace (and expand) they are just standard Illustrator objects.


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It's somewhat difficult to help only seeing a portion. I get pretty accurate results with your posted sample: if you want things a bit tighter, you could start with the "Black & White Logo" setting and reduce the Threshold to 1 and the Noise to 0. If you are trying to thin the paths when they are traces, that's a difficult thing to do. You'd do ...


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Potrace Inkscape trace bitmaps with an embedded version of Potrace. Unfortunately we can not access this from the command line. In additions there are no shared libraries from Inkscape and Portrace meaning you will have to install potrace in addition to Inkscape for command line batch tracing of bitmaps. The advantage of doing so is that you will have far ...


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Draw your box filled with your pattern over the artwork. From here you have a couple options: This assumes your pattern has "holes" in it and is not a solid-filled pattern. Select all and click the Make Mask on the Transparency Panel. You may need to uncheck the Clip option on the panel or check the Invert option on the panel. Select the pattern box and ...


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here is a great tutorial for you which will get you started: http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/from-sketch-to-vector-illustration/ And here are some more tutorials on sketch to vector: http://deltadesignz.com/2010/11/15-sketches-to-illustration-tutorials/



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