Tutorial: Image tracing in Illustrator

Use the new Image Trace feature to turn photos into vectors

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Load your photo and bring up the Image Trace panel. The most common options are along the top, but there’s more under the Preset menu.

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Load your photo and bring up the Image Trace panel. The most common options are along the top, but there’s more under the Preset menu.

 

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Selecting any of these starts the process but it can be cancelled and the number of colour entered manually. There’s also advanced options for paths and corners.

 

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Once created, view the tracing and outlines under the View drop down menu and when happy click on Expand to see the paths and anchors.

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