At 3/19/13 03:51 PM, Lucky wrote:
Did you not hit expand when i gave you the live trace suggestions yesterday :P And the white space tick enabled means you dont need to clear off the non black it will be gone on expand
Ah you meant expand the advanced menu. Yes I did this and tried to fondle with it a bit but this didnt account to much.
At 3/19/13 06:37 PM, Kinsei01 wrote:
no no, it works. you just have to kind of take an extra step. I know that seems like a hassle, but when you don't want to lose all the white it comes in handy. I'd do some screen shots to demonstrate, but I don't have Illustrator installed on my new computer yet.
I tried to figure out what it is exactly what you were explaining. I mean I am now able to use all the functions in AI, but I have no clue what you mean.
Could be a version issue as well, since I see a lot of people complaining and praising the new image trace function. i DONT have live trace, its gone.
btw coming back on the previously names method using the shape builder tool, I guess I now get what the idea is, but its not possible. Since I have to use image trace BEFORE I can manipulate the picture at all (that includes expanding) I lose my white outer lines. Its simple as that, either I ignore white and lose my lines, or I do not ignore white and lose my lines to the white background. I can expand and use all tools I want, but the file lost the information of the white lines....
And on a side note; when I use image trace, it somehow seems like the picture stays in a sort of preview mode (which as far as I know isnt). for example; I image trace the picture and then move it a bit on my clipboard. AI will then render the picture again. If I try to adjust the color balance (with preview on) I immediately see the change, but the picture will then again render like it does when I first image traced it. The graphics wont change, but it keep rendering for every small thing I do, seems weird.
At 3/19/13 08:14 PM, ornery wrote:
My question is do I throw my comp out the window in frustration, or shoot my self in the head first.
Its true though, I have no clue what I am doing. I'm currently trying to erase a small corner of an image and I just cant do it... its driving me fkkn nuts