Posts tagged "Live Trace"

December 9, 2013

How To Get Started With Adobe Illustrator CC —10 Things Beginners Want To Know

Terry White head shotBrand new to Illustrator? Maybe you’re not brand new but still want to know how to best setup your document and artboards, work with colors, shapes and brushes, and how to do these fundamentals the right way.

Then you need to join Terry White, Adobe worldwide design evangelist, and tap into Terry’s deep knowledge of Adobe professional design products in his podcast on How to Get Started with Adobe Illustrator CC — 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do.

And more experienced Illustrator users may just discover new tricks, too, as Terry covers the latest tools and approaches that just may help you break out of long-term habits and work more efficiently.

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July 29, 2013

Image Trace in Illustrator — a Tutorial and Guide

Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator lets you convert raster images to editable vectors using a new tracing engine introduced in Illustrator CS6. With this fresh approach to tracing, you can quickly get premium results with image sensing that automatically applies the most appropriate tracing preset. And you still have full control to finesse your tracing with an Image Trace panel that presents all options in one place.

If you’re familiar with the old Live Trace feature, you’ll find the new interface more intuitive and interactive. You also get cleaner lines, more accurate fitting, better color recognition, and more reliable results thanks to the refined technology.

Image Trace panel


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June 13, 2011

Adobe Illustrator Ask a CS Pro recordings

The Illustrator team and our friends have been the delivering some great Illustrator sessions as part of the Adobe Ask a CS Pro e-seminar series that takes place each Friday at 12 noon, Pacific Time.

For those of you who were unable to attend the sessions live, here are links to the session recordings. To attend upcoming sessions, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified of the next e-seminar on Illustrator.


The Illustrator Appearance Panel
with Rufus Deuchler, Senior Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems
Learn about what Rufus defines the “coolest feature” in Adobe Illustrator: the Appearance panel. The Appearance panel gives you full control over the appearance of paths, objects, texts, and  much more, and lets you easily repurpose appearances you create by saving Graphic Styles.



Gradients and Gradient Mesh in Illustrator
with Russell Viers, Adobe Certified Instructor
Ah, the humble gradient…so often designers overlook it or misuse it because they don’t understand its design value or don’t know how to use it properly. In this session, learn techniques to give your art depth, dimension and pizzazz. Once you master these skills, you’ll have access to new ways to infuse excitement into your designs and art creation!



Adobe Illustrator’s Wide World of Color
with Brenda Sutherland, Illustrator Product Manager
Learn how to quickly and easily swap colors in any type of vector art, including gradients and patterns. Also discover how easy and fun it is to create new color combinations and experiment with different color harmonies. Brenda covers ways to save, organize and access your colors through libraries, share color groups with Adobe Kuler, and other amazing ways of working with color in Illustrator.


Illustrator's Live Trace


Adobe Illustrator’s Live Trace
with Mordy Golding, Adobe Certified Expert
Vector artwork can be easily edited and resized, but actually drawing vector artwork to begin with isn’t nearly as easy. In this session, Mordy Golding shows you how to get predictable results with the Live Trace function to convert pixel-based images into vector artwork.


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