Questions tagged [image-trace]

Questions about the manual or automated process of redrawing an image from a bitmap to a vector object.

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image tracing on adobe illustrator vs photoshop?

what is the difference between image tracing on adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop? I wanted to trace some of my friends photos for a gift, so I was watching some tutorials and realized some people ...
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Why picture rotates automatically while doing image trace

I wanted to practice some image tracing and I wanted to adjust some colors etc. But when I try to edit an original photo in Photoshop, the image opens as rotated, and after the changes it also opens ...
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Image trace in Illustrator doesn't work correctly with logo

I am trying to trace the below image (jpg). But it isn't coming out right at all. Thanks! Original Image: Traced Image: Settings:
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How to export Image Trace output in outline without clicking the Expand button and set the fill to none? [duplicate]

My goal is to output image that has been Image Trace in outline without clicking the Expand button and set the fill to none. The problem are: Exporting the layer with View box set to Outlines will ...
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How to add more palette in the Image Trace's Colors options? [duplicate]

My goal is to Image Trace an image and recolor it with specific sets of color by the AI. The problem are: I don't know how to edit the Document library. I need to compare between 3 artboards (4/8/12 ...
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how do i trace images in illlustrator and or photoshop?

I'm new to the graphic design stuff and am just starting to learn how to use Adobe Creative Cloud. I usually do traditional art but I wanted to make some of my art on paper into better digital art ...
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Remove border when tracing image - Illustrator

I am trying to create a vector image in Illustrator to be used with a laser cutter. The process i use is open the image - select it - Image Trace with default settings - Expand - Ungroup. I then go ...
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How would I create a clean version of this logo?

A client wants a cleaner version of the logo attached. Essentially I have to use this logo but I don't have an editable file only the PNG provided. At the moment I'm stuck on how to trace over the ...
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Keeping white areas of transparent png in path tracing

I have a PNG logo on a transparent background which has areas of pure white (#ffffff) and also pure black in addition to a wide assortment of other colors (logo includes a topo map). Am trying to ...
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Quickest Way to Outline Image In Illustrator or Photoshop

Basically I'm wondering if there are any shortcuts when it comes to outlining an image in either Photoshop or Illustrator, with a lined result. I'd like to avoid taking the Pen tool all the way around ...
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Making manipulatable figures in Adobe Illustrator

I am making figures for a report that require stacking a few scans on top of each other. The program that processes data allows you to export the spectra as a bitmap file. I have been placing them ...
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Convert a pen signature like a marker or fountain pen using the tools on line

Starting from this old question, How to convert a signature from JPG to vector strokes?, or other similar, without to have installed anything on my notebook, is there the possibility to trasform my ...
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How do I control the fidelity on the 'image trace' function in illustrator 2020?

I was previously using illustrator 2016 on my MacBook... I recently upgraded to the 2020 version and I'm trying to find a way to adjust the image trace tool 'fidelity' I think. If I recall correctly, ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC: Can't limit Image Trace to set swatches. Uses multiple shades instead

For quite a while now I've been having a weird problem with Image Trace. When I try to trace an image using a swatch group, instead of using only those swatches in the group, Image Trace uses multiple ...
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Image trace becomes one box

I have an issue with image trace in Adobe Illustrator. Some PNG's become just a white box when I try to change it to vector using image trace. I tried opening the image and placing it to the artboard ...
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How to trace an image in illustrator and reduce it to only outlines of the edges between colors?

so bear with me here. When I trace an image in Illustrator, there is the option of viewing just the outlines. I want to be able to output an image that is made up of solely these outlines themselves ...
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Getting weird results when image traced using line art

I tried to make a monoline text effect from a text by rasterizing it first and then image tracing using line art preset. But I am getting weird results as shown in the images. How can I fix this issue ...
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Why does "Ignore White" de-select itself in Adobe Illustrator Image Trace?

I'm trying to use Image Trace to turn raster images into vector images. I've tried it with pngs with no background as well as jpegs with white backgrounds. Here's what's been happening: I select the ...
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Design Beginner: Creating a map in illustrator and using image trace to build off the old version

I'm new to illustrator and have been watching YouTube videos, but it seems like image tracing is more for larger images. I'm trying to recreate a map and scanned the old map, turned it into a JPEG and ...
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how do i mirror image a design on a 4 x 6 grid?

i need to make a design for the back of a playing card. i have done it manually by using tracing paper ! but need to do it on photoshop so its quicker. basically I'm using the 4 card pack images, ...
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How to create simple svg

I've been using inkscape to create SVGs. But I've come across a problem. I've created a simple plus sign (as simple as you can imagine). It is currently in PNG format with a transparent background. I'...
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Jpg to svg but source contains only lines

Origami Crease Patterns contain every fold needed for the base model but they usually come in low resolution and bad coloring. I tried many options from adobe illustrator for tracing the jpg and ...
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AI: How to turn blotchy lines resulting from an image traced illustration into clean geometric lines that look good when zoomed in

Note: I am not a graphic designer. I would consider myself to be somewhere in between beginner and intermediate. Although these are different drawings, both are vector and both try to achieve the ...
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Smooth line-only pen drawing in Inkscape

Using pen and paper I drew a castle (monochrome, only lines, no fillings, no gradients, no pen pressure differences), then scanned it and vectorized it with Trace Bitmap in Inkscape: I want to reduce ...
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Outline-like artifacts in Inkscape bitmap trace?

This seems quite similar to How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace? but I thought asking again would be helpful since it seems that at least the preview does not have the ...
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Photoshop - Best way to remove a greenscreen background? [duplicate]

I have about 16 photos of teammates standing in front of a green screen. I have to remove all the green obviously, usually, I do this with the magic wand tool but what is the best/cleanest way to do ...
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How do I 'un-expand' so there aren't thousands of tiny paths?

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 ...
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Inkscape: clip imported raster just inside colored line

here's a map of a country with a red border: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Congo_Kinshasa_Topography.png i've imported the .png and now want to clip it to just show what's ...
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How can I cookie-cut transparent gaps from a trace?

Here's a trace of some hand-drawn, stylized text. Illustrator executes the trace quite nicely, but inevitably, there was some cleaning up to do. If you look closely, you'll see some of the gaps are ...
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How to create perfectly clean halftones [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out, how to recreate the effect used in shapes 2 & 4. 1 and 3 seems to be simple halftones. 1 & 3 though are made with the perfect dots (not like a usual halftone) while ...
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Convert parallel paths into one in Inkscape

I have an img that it is a black line. I try to convert to vector: Inkscape > Path > Trace Bitmap. Even the img is just a fine line, it makes two vector lines: one for the outside border of the ...
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Removing all colour from a file, making it a vector

just had a question about removing all background from an image traced file. If ever someone sends through an image which has words (like the one attached) or if it's got closed off sections, the ...
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How to change InkScape path opacity with shortcuts?

Closely Related: What is the shortcut key for object opacity in Illustrator? When tracing, I would like to be able to quickly change the opacity of the path I am editing with a keyboard or mouse ...
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How to retain only the black outlines of colored drawings, and then convert to SVG (vector file)

UPDATE: I have added a direct link to the PDF file, as well as a sample image below to give an overview of the goal. Hi, I currently have a color drawing/sketch that I want to convert to a vector ...
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How do I fill areas in a image converted from a hand-drawn picture in inkscape?

I have to edit a pencil drawing. I scanned the drawing, traced the bitmap and obtained an image similar to this: How can I fill the areas marked in the diagram with a fill or gradient? (The lines ...
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Inkscape - Scanned Text To Vector Image

Im trying to make a clipping mask from the text in the included image, Ive tried tracing to bitmap but cant get the threshold quite right. Is there something Im missing?
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Replace bitmap circles to vector circles / shape recognition

I have a raster image of a field of various size circles that I want as a vector file. The image is in high resolution and all of the circles are well defined as circles. None overlap. Is there a way ...
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Tracing/Vectorizing Complex Shape at 3/4 Angle

Premise I am tasked with taking a normal picture and tracing the geometric design in Adobe Illustrator and saving as an SVG. I have traced simple shapes and saved as SVG before, but this particular ...
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Magic Wand Tool on a Traced Image in Ai

I have brought in an image in ai and image traced it to make it a vector. Right now I'm trying to select specific color to blend the image better. The problem is I can't select anything on the image, ...
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Illustrator Image trace: want outline of image, getting unrelated shape

I'm getting some very strange output from Illustrator's Image Trace feature. I want to turn this: Into a vector shape. Using the Image trace, I haven't been able to get anything even close. The best ...
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Approximating path with shapes?

Let's say I have a triangle that I drew with a pen so it's not perfect. I then upload it to illustrator and image trace it into a vector. It's now clean but still not perfect. Is there a way to ...
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How to convert C4D render into illustrator?

I have an image file that is designed in Cinema 4D and rendered, and to be used for logo purpose. I want to vectorize it. I tried the "image trace" method, but it decreases quality. Do you have any ...
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Unsure how to add an oval to an image. Illustrator

I am new with AI, this may be easy. I am trying to make an earring for laser engraving. I imported a jpg (also tried transparent gif) Ive traced it. I am trying to add half an oval for the ...
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Illustrator Image trace doesn't appear in a saved PDF

I have Illustrator CC 15 and I'm trying to image trace this panther sketch. When I do this it comes out how I want then I save as a PDF so I can email it. But when I open the PDF It just shows up as a ...
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Trying to change the colour of the product of a traced image, but will only change the colours to light greys, blacks and whites?

Basically what the title says, I don't really know what other details to add. Basically I used the image trace image then expanded and deleted the bits I did not want and when I change it to a white ...
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Is replicating an existing building in a drawing considered plagiarism?

For a comic, I wanted to make a drawing with buildings in the background. The drawing is inspired by several photographs of a skyscraper and the New York skyline. I combined a few photos and changed ...
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Illustrator: how to image trace photo to vector artwork

I have an image which I turn to vector with Image Trace > High Fidelity Photo. What happens is that now I can really resize it how ever I want, but its still acts as an image, showing with a large ...
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Creating Etched style illustration in Illustrator from scanned drawing

I'm having an illustrator create an etched look with pen on Bristol, scanned high res and vectorized in Illustrator. I'm having problems with lines closing up when scaled down. Click the image for ...
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Tracing a white image in Illustrator

Is there any way I can trace a white image in illustrator without going into Photoshop to create a mask? When tracing an image it turns my white image into a full white block that I then can't direct ...
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Illustrator Image trace issue

I use the Image Trace function on Adobe Illustrator all the time, and usually it works fine, but I just encountered an annoying issue I'm unable to solve. What I usually do when tracing images is I ...
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