Illustrator: Tracing Artwork

Illustrator: Tracing Artwork

Discover how to trace artwork in Adobe Illustrator and convert raster graphics—drawings, photos, and more—into vector form. This course shows how to perform auto tracing with the presets in the Image Trace panel and then expand tracing objects into vector paths. Instructor Justin Seeley also shows how to refine the artwork for best results using the Path Eraser and the Pen tools, and reset any typography. The course closes with a challenge video so you can practice your skills and compare your tracing results with Justin's.

Topics include:

  • Working with Image Trace presets
  • Setting up artwork
  • Performing a basic trace with a preset
  • Erasing and adding paths
  • Refining paths with strokes and widths
  • Resetting typography


  • 英文名称:Illustrator: Tracing Artwork
  • 时长:1小时23分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. How to use the exercise files
  3. Connect with the instructor
  4. Work with presets
  5. Change what you see with views
  6. What are palettes?
  7. Challenge: Choose the right preset
  8. Solution: Choose the right preset
  9. Clean up artwork in Photoshop
  10. Place artwork into Illustrator
  11. Start off with a preset
  12. Adjust settings to refine art
  13. Expand your artwork into vector paths
  14. Challenge: Trace a logo
  15. Solution: Trace a logo
  16. Erase and add new paths
  17. Refine paths with strokes and widths
  18. Reset typography
  19. Add extra artwork to a design
  20. Challenge: Perform a trace yourself
  21. Solution: Perform a trace yourself
  22. Next steps