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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't select my image in Illustrator CS6 to fill it with color

I traced an image in image trace, (Illustrator CS6) it is on its own layer and now I can't select it. I've tried with the select tool, the direct select tool, magic wand, lasso to fill it with a ...