I'm trying to outline an image. In photoshop, I did find edges (save), then opened the image in illustrator and did image trace. I obtained a perfectly outlined image.
The problem: I can't obtain the same results using illustrator image trace alone.
I've adjusted the advance settings a few times to get the same result but with no luck. Threshhold and corner settings are ok, but I'm getting more paths and noise than I want, with the settings at low/1 respectively.
I also tried the gray scale setting since the image is mostly gray, expand, etc, but no dice).
Can you help?
Hi there - could you post a screenshot of the Image Trace result you're getting, along with the image you created using the Photoshop to Image Trace technique? It might help us give you some advice.
The top donut-like shape is your original image, correct?
Hm...since you're not getting the results you want with Image Trace, I would try another approach. I don't usually use Image Trace alone since it isn't a perfect translation to vector. It can be very touchy with some images, this one being among them apparently.
Since it's a pretty simple shape, I would just manually trace it using the pen tool. That way you could also get that middle section filled with gray, and have a lot more control over how your image is traced. It will take a longer time however, so you might just want to stick with your Photoshop to Image Trace technique.
Have you tried the following combination in Image Trace panel :-->
1) Trace the image with "Outline" preset
2) Increase the number of paths and corners to 100%
3) Reduce the "Noise" to 1px
4) Now try to increase the "Threshold" value
Maybe you can be nearer to your desired result.