I've been using
Fireworks for a long time as a recreational user but now I'm moving to Illustrator, so please bear with me.
I have this simple image with several shapes. I want to "convert" each of these shapes into a path and then change the color fill and the size of each path. The end-result would be 6 separate paths that I can play with.
I found this How to convert an object into individual paths in Illustrator?), but I don't know what tracing is.
With Fireworks I only had to use the Magic Wand , right-click, and "Convert to Path".
Is Illustrator the appropriate tool for this?