Potrace is free and you can do batch processing from the command line.
The first thing you need to do is converting all images to bmp format. There are several ways to do this but I use mogrify. Run
mogrify -format bmp *.jpg
Convert all images to SVG format:
potrace --svg *.bmp
The downside is that the quality of the conversion will not be as good ...
There are no cells in a PDF file, just graphics objects.
What you see is not a cell but a background color square. The original file has added white color labels to some of the items yes. It seems to be that they have set a white background while others have not. This is not an error in illustrator but jus something the original author did. You can simply ...
The main key is to choose "Expand" and then selecting the image by using the Direct Selection Tool (A).
You're image may also be in greyscale so change the Color options (the down arrow with the menu bars) choose CMYK or RGB.
The best way to handle auto traced images in Illustrator is to expand them and then color the images.
I typically do the following:
Select the entire image: Choose Objects > Expand to break the image into individual pieces.
Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the white chunks, delete the white
Group the remaining bits (all the colored parts)
You could try using the "smooth" tool located as a secondary option to the pencil tool.
Hard to predict and takes getting use to, but simply take it and smooth near/on lines you want to smooth and it will lessen the number of anchors giving a smoother line appearance.
Image trace works with better with higher resolution scans.
The lower the resolution the more image trace has to guess and the less accurate it will be.
Image tracing is a decent method for most simple Illustrations but it can produce mixed results. You have to play with all the settings and it still may not give you what you want.
If you need more colors ...
Yes, live trace is available in Illustrator CC, it's called image trace.
Follow these steps to change color of the chimp.
First select the image then select image trace in the tools option bar.
click the down arrow next to image trace and select 16 colors.
Now right click the object and choose ungroup. (ctrl + shift + G)
Now you can ...
Illustrator can import files as Linked Objects. Rather than embedding the raster image in the illustrator file (eg. by copy/pasting it in), a Linked object points to another file within your file system. This separate file can be edited and updated independently of Illustrator.
To import a linked file:
In Illustrator, select File > Place and select the ...
Disclaimer: i just fiddled with this, and it might not be exactly what you want. These two models will work, though I am sure there are better ways of doing it.
Here is some of the problems: if you need the checkerboard pattern to
be exactly as above (i.e. defined difference between black and white)
you cannot divide the shape into six. You must ...
It may be beneficial to scan the drawing at very large dimensions, such as a 600% enlargement. Then trace the enlarged version. This will allow you to trace with more accuracy.
There is a limit to the size of detail Image Trace can see and pick up. If you are at the edge of that, there's not much you can do to force the feature to be more accurate. By ...
Here's the first thing I would try. I'm not 100% confident it'll work because I don't have the actual art, but it should.
You might want to try this on a copy of the file, just in case. But theoretically if it doesn't perform as expected, you could merely Undo.
Grab the Shape Builder Tool
Hold down the Option/Alt key
Click the areas you want to ...
Using your supplied image, performing an image trace and expand produces a white fill shape. You can set the fill on this shape as desired. To see the other white fills around the outside it might be helpful to temporarily enable Outline view from the view menu.
To color different parts, split the fill shape using whatever method you want. The Knife Tool ...
Simplifying a path will change its position in almost all instances.
Adjusting the amount of simplification will cause less path modification. However, almost 100% of the time if two paths overlap exactly and one or both paths are simplified, the paths will no longer align. It is simply how the Simplify command functions.
If you want accurate ...
What you want to do is copy the counter (white space), Or trace the counter as close as possible to make the shape.
Use the direct selection tool, shown here:
Then select the counter (white space) and hold shift and select the letter or area of the letter, then use minus front in the Pathfinder menu:
Before you use the minus front, copy the counter. ...
When you use Image Trace, the resulting vector objects are grouped by default by Illustrator. You can either
Ungroup them (right-click the objects, and then select "Ungroup"). After that, you should be able to edit the objects individually.
Double-click on one path to isolate and modify it. After the desired edits, you can exit isolation mode by ...
Delete the encompassing rectangle in Illustrator before copying anything using the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow)... or am I missing something??
Often it's helpful to select and remove hollow paths as well (those without fill and strokes applied).
Trace is a trace, that doesn't necessarily mean art is complete and ready to use as traced. It often ...
Expand the art work.
After using Live Trace, click the Expand button on the control bar.
After using Live Paint, click the Expand button on the control bar.
You may need to then ungroup via Object > Ungroup.
If things are still "connected" you can try Object > Compound Path > Release.
Hello there is another question on this website similar to this one with more information in case you were having issues like me:
The main key is to "Expand" the image and use the Direct Selection Tool (A).
Judging from your screenshot, it looks like you used the Path Selection Tool to select the sketch you want to copy. How about you use the Selection Tool which is the black arrow to the left of the Path Selection Tool?
I like the expand method described a couple of times above. But if you still want to tweak colors further after you already finished your live trace you can still easily recolor either a single section of color or all like-colored sections.
1) To pick a specific section to recolor. Just click a specific section with the direct select tool then change the ...