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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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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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Converting JPG map contours to paths for AutoCAD

I have a map in JPG format that I want to turn into contour lines in CAD. I've been able to make it into a vector drawing in Illustrator (without really knowing what I'm doing with all the settings) ...
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How to Image Trace a white logo or text?

Using Photoshop CS5, I made a logo in white and transfered it to Illustrator to vectorize. It did not have a background when moving it. Once in Illustrator, it makes the whole rectangle white, making ...
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Convert PNG/JPEG/PDF map to SVG for laser cutting

I am trying to convert a PDF map into SVG to then send it out to the laser cutter. I have been using the Image Trace tool with the "technical drawing" presets (and a bit of tweaking), which give more ...
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How do you trace a raster image and make paths in Sketch? [closed]

How do you turn a raster image into vector paths in Sketch?
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Is it possible to convert a png into a shape in Sketch?

I want to subtract a PNG (leaf shape) from an image, but the subtract option is not active. Seems that Sketch does not recognize my leaf png as a "shape". I did not find a way to convert the png into ...
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Will this traced image print as bad as it shows in PDF?

I work in CMYK mode, it's an exterior navigation table for a client and I put two pictures as backgrounds. The upper one with blue bg is working perfectly after tracing, the lower one with the ...
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Photoshop: Convert color image to two-bit black and white

I need help. How do I outline the design in solid black and solid white, not grainy half black and white and the black overflowing into the white? Original image on right; attempt on left, but didn'...
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How do I trace outlines keeping the original colours in Inkscape?

I am looking to create an SVG path outline of a logo so I can do some basic logo animations for a website. The logo is pretty much just text in a specific font with a few artistic add ons. Its in two ...
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How do I trace this bitmap with JPEG artifacts?

I'm attempting to trace the following bitmap: Image by ACStewart from the web comic "Behind the GIFs" As humans, we can clearly see this was originally a vector, and should trace well. The problem ...
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How to fill or Paint bucket in Inkscape without white space between two paths? [duplicate]

In inkscape I imported a jpg map file and by using trace bitmap utility I created a set of paths. Now I am trying to fill the regions between maps using paint bucket tool( More specifically the ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS5.5 - repair borders after image trace

I'm creating a pattern design in illustrator. I used the trace feature but I'm not happy with the outcome. The tracing smoothed out the borders too much and I lost the square "rocky edge" look I'm ...
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How would I replicate this deep etching of rocks with a Photoshop action?

I have a bunch of images of rocks that look like this: ... and I deep etched this one by hand to look like this: Sadly, I have a load more to do. I have trouble getting actions to separate the ...
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How can I remove remaining background in a traced bitmap in Inkscape? [closed]

I am trying to create a png file from a jpg file.. which is having white as a background. So I traced the bitmap in Inkscape and I did some colouring. But when I export as png file: I am ...
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How can I get the output from Image Trace to be Strokes instead of a Fill?

I need to trace picture below to vector. After tracing it with black and white mode I got result below that I don't like. I would like to have all lines to be in the same constant width. What ...
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Exporting ray-traced 3D animation Photoshop CC

I have a 3D logo made in photoshop and I made a basic 3D rotation animation. I ray-trace the object but when I export it, it appears that it's not ray-traced and looks bad. I've tried all the 3D ...
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Tracing Problems With Inkscape

I've created a logo using Fireworks and I'm trying to vectorise it in Inkscape. The problem that I have is that my whole logo has a solid black glow around it to make it really stand out but when I ...
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Turning traced and expanded image back to single layered image in Illustrator

How do I turn a traced and expanded image back to a single layered image? I'm new to Ai.
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List of images for tracing [closed]

I would like to practice tracing a variety of images in Adobe Illustrator moving from basic to advanced in complexity. Is there any single place that stores like a pack or list of images like these? ...
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Preserve Gradients while tracing PNG

I'm trying to convert a PNG to SVG by using trace tool. The problem I'm facing is that the resulting image doesn't preserve gradients properly. Here are two versions of the image that I'm able to ...
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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How to get rid of these outline artifacts in an Inkscape SVG trace?

I can get good trace results in Inkscape converting a bitmap to a vector image - except for these persistent thin outline artifacts. They resemble a topographic map and pretty much ruin the trace. ...
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How can I manually add outlines to image traced using Image Trace

I have an image traced in Black and White mode using Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator. Doing this gives me outlines of which areas of the image will be rendered in white and which will be in black. I ...