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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 21. Live Tracing

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In this chapter you’ll learn how use Illustrator’s live tracing features to convert raster images into editable vector art, apply custom tracing settings before and after tracing, create tracing presets, release a tracing, expand a live tracing into separate paths, and convert a live tracing into a live paint group. A practice exercise is also included.

Using the Live Tracing Features

Using the Live Tracing Features

Until now, if you wanted to convert a raster image (such as a Photoshop EPS, TIFF, JPEG, or PSD file) into editable path objects, you had to use a standalone tracing program, such as Adobe Streamline (which was long overdue for an ...

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