Questions tagged [live-trace]

Questions about Adobe Illustrator's functionality used to convert a bitmap image to a set of vectors.

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Can we see live preview in adobe xd using Windows 10?

Hi I am trying to see the live update in the adobe xd app but I am not able to do so, is it some kind of update that xd has come with? I am using a Windows 10 Laptop and Tried connecting my USB cable ...
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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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What is the most effective method of filling a live traced path heavy artwork? Illustrator CS6

What is the most effective method for filling an artwork that has been live traced, expanded and is quite path heavy? The direct selection tool I am guessing is the default method. However I find it ...
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Seperate section of image traced and expanded

I have just live traced and expanded an image and I am wondering if there is an equivalent in illustrator to a lasso tool to seperate the two images? I have circled the two parts of the image that I ...
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Replicating Illustrator's Image Trace with open-source software

I have been using Illustrator's Image Trace (LiveTrace on or before CS5) for many years. I would like to replicate a similar result with open-source software. I assumed that Illustrator would first ...
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How to deduplicate paths from a LiveTrace operation?

I vectorized a raster image with LiveTrace and want to turn it into a line drawing for children to color. Here is part of the design, which covers the mouth: Here is the original design as a line ...
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Live paint bucket tool

I have a rather complex illustration I live traced and am wondering if it is possible to colour in quicker than colouring each individual petal, like a click and drag over the image without colouring ...
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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 convert an object into individual paths in Illustrator?

In illustrator I have imported and traced an image as below: I am now trying to split this object into its four base shapes so I can change the fill of the blue parts. I thought trace would convert ...
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Image trace problems in Illustrator CC

I am an absolute beginner in Illustrator, currently working on a Mac in CC. My first project is quite ambitious... I want to be able to trace (if that's the right method) childrens' drawings in order ...
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Illustrator CS3 Live Trace not working with a placed image

I am trying to convert my drawing (black and white) into a vector graphic using Illustrator CS3. When I place and select the drawing on the canvas and when I press the Live Trace button... nothing ...
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Photoshop/Illustrator CS6 autotrace including border

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 ...
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Painting/Filling different sections of a shape on Illustrator CS5.1

I am trying to fill the inside of this JPG with different colours to represent different areas of the body; ie I want the head to be red, the arms yellow etc. When I import the JPG into Illustrator I ...
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Possible to link raster Photoshop image to Illustrator to trace real time?

I'm wondering if there is any way to draw an image in Photoshop and place it into Illustrator in a way that allows for modification of the original raster (in PS) to update the Illustrator live trace ...
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How do I expand objects from my live traced drawing?

At the moment I am using CS5 Illustrator. When I make a drawing I draw by hand, ink it and then scan it. I just place in Illustrator then Live Trace and Expand. My drawings always have many small ...
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Where is the Live Trace function in Adobe Illustrator CC?

I want to change the color of this MailChimp logo (png file) in Adobe Illustrator CC. I've looked in Adobe Forums and Youtube, all mentioned Live Trace, but I don't have that option in Object on the ...
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Live Trace VS Image Trace

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 ...
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Adobe Illustator: live trace and lots of fill colours

I have a drawing with hundreds of shapes like in the attached AI file: Objects with detached dots in it. I used live trace to vectorize it. Now I need to colour all objects, specifically the ...
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Problem copying over an object that was created by live sketch in illustrator

I had a sketch that I created. Then scanned it and did a live trace in Illustrator CS5. I don't really need all of the drawing but there is a hamburger that I wanted to make its own project. So I ...
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Batch trace JPG to SVG

I have thousands of JPG graphics and want to trace them automatically to vector SVG files with a batch function in Adobe Illustrator CS4/CS5. All graphics looks something like that: My problem is, I ...
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Recognize all table cells

I opened a PDF file in illustrator, and I noticed that it only created objects for some of the cells, example I tried using using a trace, but I cannot seem to select the problem cells. How can I get ...
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Confusion about deleting parts of an graphic with pathfinder [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a rubber stamp effect on a logo and am following this tutorial that has me use a combination of Live Trace and Pathfinder to accomplish the effect. Here's my interpretation of ...
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Splitting a live trace into 6 parts?

I am doing a project in my woodwork class and I need to split a design (in Illustrator) into multiple parts so that it can fit into the laser cutter. This is the design i used: Next I simply put it ...
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Maintaining correct line thickness and small dots seem mutually exclusive in Illustrator's Image Trace

I am attempting to use Image Trace to vectorise an illustration drawn with technical pens. The drawing has variable line thicknesses, which I want to preserve as accurately as possible, but also small ...
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After Live Trace in Illustrator, I can't figure out how to change some of the lines' color

I auto traced an image and am trying to change the color of all the black lines and sections to brown, but some of the lines I can't change with the Paint Bucket tool (because it fills in a large ...
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Straightening out jagged edges after live trace

I'm trying to smooth out the edges of a low res jpeg download after I take it in to live trace and use the b&w preset. Is there a better way than using the anchor point tool?
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Why am I only getting grayscales / monotones when applying colors in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to change the color after tracing a JPEG image in Illustrator and expanding it, it becomes gray. I have tried lots of color changes but the result is always the same. Why can't I change ...
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