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comment How to get <path> for SVG with Illustrator CS4
I don't recall how I did it, but I know groups were not involved. +1 and the check-mark for giving a working solution though.
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comment How to get <path> for SVG with Illustrator CS4
@AlexBlackwood, I have 35 files. Each file contains a popular social media icon in black & white. All 35, no matter how complex, are already represented by a single <path>. Today, I just wanted to add two more icons to the collection of files. Like I said, I was eventually successful, but really wish I knew why the results were not repeatable. I will post an example path shortly.
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comment How to get <path> for SVG with Illustrator CS4
@AlexBlackwood, I just wanted to know the exact steps required for outputting a single path representing my image. I know it's possible because after closing the file, opening it up, doing yet another "live trace", then "save as SVG" with the same settings as before, it finally gave me a single path. At this point I cannot even post an answer that would be helpful to anyone else since I previously tried those same steps many times and failed. Maybe I missed something.
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comment How to get <path> for SVG with Illustrator CS4
@AlexBlackwood, there has to be a way to do this... because I just made it happen (accidently). After fumbling around with it for a while, I ended up with a single path and it renders perfectly as the complete image. The problem is that I don't recall exactly what I did to get there and I still need to duplicate those results on a different file.
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accepted All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what
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comment All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what
@DAO, I don't believe I'm grasping onto anything from the old world, AFAIK... I mainly deal with graphics for websites and measuring in pixels alone suits me just fine. I just don't have the expertise to speak on the traditions and conventions of the professional printing world.
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comment All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what
@DA01, that may be the case and it explains a lot. However, when I inspected my PDF created from a 3300 x 2550 pixel source, I did not expect to see a size of "792 x 612". Those smaller dimensions would exactly correspond to a shift from 300 dpi to 72 dpi using the same 11" x 8.5" paper size. As it turns out, "792 x 612" is 'points' and not pixels, hence my original confusion.
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comment All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what
It's a 3300 x 2550 pixel file set to 300 dpi yielding a 11 x 8.5 canvas. So as long as those dimensions in Photoshop are what I want, the PDF should be adequate (provided there is no down-samplings setting), right? By "adequate", I'm expecting to be able to print to 11 x 8.5 inches with the equivalent of 300 "dots" per inch of paper.
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comment All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what
+1, Yes, exactly. Sadly, I knew all this... it just took all day to realize I was not looking at pixel dimensions in the "Get Info" box. Apple should really have it labeled better in there. "Get info" on the PSD shows "3300 x 2550"... again without any units. Being so used to seeing numbers representing pixels, I guess I just naturally expected those numbers to always represent pixels.
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