How To Edit An Image In Illustrator | Image Trace – How To Edit Vector Graphics In Adobe Illustrator


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Image Trace - How To Edit Vector Graphics In Adobe Illustrator


Hello, today! I’m going to show you how to edit traced images if you are not familiar with the image trace function, I would recommend that you watch my previous tutorial. I’ve included a link to it at the end of this video and in the description below, let’s open a new document and place a raster image into it next, go to window and select image trace. Now open the preset pulldown menu for this image. I’m going to use the low fidelity photo option before we start editing Our image. Make sure that all the settings in the image trace panel or exactly what you want. If you need to make any changes like, for example, is just valves corners, noise or select a different tracing method the with no. He won’t be able to go back to it later. In order to edit our image first, we need to expand it. Make sure the image is selected and then click on the expand button from the top toolbar. This will convert everything into paths. However, they will be grouped together to ungroup them, right. Click with your mouse and choose ungroup when I go to layers and open the sub layers in layer 1 you will notice all the little shapes. Our image is made of if the perf color is too close to the colors In your photo, You have an option of changing it in my case, It’s fine, but I’m going to show you how to do it. Double click on the main layer, then select the color box, choose a different color click. OK, and ok again now. Click away to deselect and switch to the direct selection tool. All the shapes are now selectable and we are ready to edit. Keep in Evette. With a high-resolution image, You will have more jagged shapes because of that. You don’t want to change too much or you can. Destroy your image beyond repair. Let’s zoom in on this part, and we will change the color of this yellow shape. There are many ways to do it. For example, you can select these two shapes, then go to the shape builder tool and connect them both together. However, you will no longer have to editable shapes. Let’s undo it, you can select the shape and using the eyedropper tool. Get a sample from any other shape. Let’s zoom in on this part here. I would like to remove some of the anchor points to smooth out this edge. Let’s switch to the direct selection tool, then select this yellow shape. It is a good idea to isolate the selected path while working on it, so the other shapes won’t shift to do this. The right click with your mouse and choose isolate selected path. Now you can use any of the tools to edit your path. I’m going to remove all these anchor points and make the line smoother to do this. Select the lasso tool and draw a closed path around the anchor points of it. You don’t in India now go to object path and choose remove anchor points, then switch to the direct selection tool and add just the curves when you are done either, right, click with your mouse and select V exit isolation mode or click twice on this arrow. Let’s say we would like to change the background into one solid color to do this select all the shapes that make up the background, then open the Pathfinder panel and choose unite. If you would like to remove a background instead, press the Delete key on your keyboard. Let’s undo it if you wish to change a color of one or many shapes first select a desired shape and then using the color panel apply a different color. Another option is to use the recolor artwork function first, select everything and then click on the recolor artwork icon from the top toolbar. Here you have many options on the left. There is a number of current colors in your image and on the right there is a column that will show new colors being applied. Let’s scroll down and choose a vase color to find it in the artwork. Click on this magnifying glass icon to exit this mode. Click on the same icon again. Let’s select another color, find it in the artwork and adjust it using rest sliders. You will notice the new color we’ve applied in the new color column to undo all changes, select the eyedropper icon from the top. You also have an option to choose ready Presets from the Swatch Library. Let’s select the skin tones. My second example is a photo of a simple stamped reindeer. I would like to convert it into this vector graphic if you would like to use the same image as mine feel free to download this file. I’ve included a link to it In the description below first. Let’s make a copy of this layer, lock it and turn off it. Visibility, no open the image trace panel and chose silhouettes from the preset next. We want to remove this excess black from the corner to do this. Move the threshold slider to the left. Just enough to get a clear edge around the legs. Make sure they even our white box is checked next, choose, expand to convert the object into paths switch to the direct selection tool And let’s delete a vase part and this one. I’m going to apply a different color, so it’s easier to see the anchor points first click on the image to select it and then open the color panel. Click on this icon in the upper right corner and choose RGB or CMYK. Now pick a color, then select the other shape, choose a different color and we are ready to edit. Let’s zoom in on this part and smooth these paths. Make sure your image is selected. There are many ways to do it. You can use very delete. Anchor Point tool and remove unwanted anchor points or you can use the lasso tool select many anchor points at once, then go to object path and choose remove anchor points. Let’s turn on the visibility of the bottom layer to use it as a guide while adjusting the paths now you can use the direct selection tool and it just be handles or you can use the curvature tool instead. If you would like to learn how to use this tool, please check out my previous tutorial. I’ve included a link to it in the description below. Now, let’s connect these two shapes together. Let’s zoom in first. We’ll break a path of a yellow and blue shapes and then connect them together. I’m going to show you a few ways to do it. Select the yellow shape and switch to the Caesarstone. Click somewhere here to make one cut and over here to make another cut now. Delete both paths another way, which is much faster is to select the anchor point and then press the. Delete key on your keyboard. This will automatically create an open path. Now let’s do the same with the other shape next. We’ll connect these two shapes together, first, select V tap anchor point of a blue shape and while holding down the shift key select V top anchor point of the yellow shape. Now go to objective and select and join or press the Ctrl + J Keys on your keyboard, and we need to connect the bottom two anchor points this time. We’ll use the join tool. It is hidden under the shaper tool now draw over these two anchor points to connect them. Next you can use this. Move tool or the curvature tool to adjust the paths. Let’s change the color to black and lack of a top layer. Finally, all a devastated curvy lines first create a new layer now select the curvature tool and draw four curves following the profile of the bottom layer, open the stroke panel and increase the weight, select the round cap and use the wave profile number one check the dashed line box set of a dash to zero and the gap to nine. Now add just the weight and the gap to get a desired look. If needed, add just the curves, let’s change the stroke to white, make the top layer visible and turn off the bottom layer. Now adjust the curves a little more. Thanks for watching bye bye.