In illustrator, I hit 'expand' and deleted the white background of my vectorized image, but now that I've deleted what paths I wanted to delete, I want to get back to where I can adjust the image trace parameters of the whole image, not each tiny tile of the temple. Here is my screen

  • Did you try to Undo it? Or rasterized it?
    – LeoNas
    Oct 14, 2018 at 23:26

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Once you Expand a Live Trace, the tracing options are no longer available.

There is no way to "go back" and edit the options used in tracing other than to Undo or start over.

If you merely want to remove the white background when live tracing, tick the Ignore White option on the Image Trace Panel under the Advanced Options.

  • Cool, thank you! That 'ignore white' is great!
    – Harry
    Oct 15, 2018 at 3:13

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