I want to create a sphere with green grass texture , I searched and I wanted to use this method to create grass texture , but as we know , In Illustrator CC 2014 , instead of Live trace ,there is Image Trace . It seems Image Trace has more options I don't know how to set Image Trace to create details exactly the same.

Live Trace that used in earlier versions

Live Trace that used in earlier versions

Image Trace in Illustrator 2014

Image Trace in Illustrator 2014

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The Path Fitting and Minimum Area options from Live Trace are not directly transferable to Image Trace. However, adjusting the Paths options will sort of adjust things in the same manner.

  • Isn't mode color different from mode Gray scale ? if it is then We can't choose Max Colors Dec 14, 2014 at 6:39
  • @N93 You can choose Mode: Greyscale from that drop down. Did you even look?
    – Scott
    Dec 14, 2014 at 10:28
  • yes Of course I see, I mean If I choose Grey scale , It hasn't colors options , but its Ok I understood what to do Dec 14, 2014 at 12:56
  • The "colors" label is a bit misleading. In Greyscale mode it would mean "shades". Basically it's the number of steps the trace should factor -- either color steps or grey steps.
    – Scott
    Dec 15, 2014 at 8:31

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