I am an absolute beginner in Illustrator, currently working on a Mac in CC. My first project is quite ambitious... I want to be able to trace (if that's the right method) childrens' drawings in order to have vector files that can be printed and used in promotional products. My main issues are that when I expand the trace, it results in losing most of the original colours. There are some pretty colourful masterpieces, and I need to maintain the original colours to get the effect. The other issue is the huge file size that results. I did a few searches and have touched on embedded files vs linked files, but need some pointers that may help me to accomplish what I'm trying to achieve.
Many thanks :-)