Autotrace is tracing including the bounding line in its trace. I take the trace, paste it back into photoshop using paste paths. When I do a fill, it is filling the outsides of my art, not inside the lines. So, basically, I end up with a black rectangle since the original lines are still there.
This causes other problems. In photoshop, select a black ring, then cut and paste it into Illustrator. Essentially you have a transparent background. When trace gets to close to the top, it starts tracing back along the border instead of closing the ring. So all four of the sides have a flat spot in addition to the above problem. I got by the flat sides by importing images with a white background making that border be away from my lines a little. Still it was a pain for a newbe.
So, Is there a setting or something that I am missing?