Hello there, I've been trying to search answers on this topic but it was of no use...
I'm currently having troubles from having too many anchor points after "image trace" or "offset path tool".
1. I would like to know if there's a way of deleting useless points AT ONCE. (ex. multiple anchor points on a stait line, or duplicated points at one anchor point)
- I've tried "Simplify" but it changed the picture too much.
- I've tried "Remove redundant points" when using "image trace" but it came out as below:
2. Sometimes pathfinder seems to make duplicated paths. Is there any way of knowing that there are duplicated paths OR eraseing duplicated paths at ONCE?
Thank-you for reading this msg, I hope to hear from anyone who has answers to my questions.
I am afraid that what you see are the results of some necessary/unnecessary adaptations in automated processes.
Basically, you can only safely remove an Anchor Point between two segments that become one straight segment by it.
An automated removal of Anchor Points will therefore generally be quite unsafe in terms of keeping the shape of a path.
With regard to duplicate paths, you will also have to look.
In other words, the software doesn't know didly about what you consider necessary or unnecessary. That's the primary falacy of cheezy workaround features like autotracing. If you want cleanly optimized paths, you need to draw them.
Which version of Illustrator are you using?
> I've tried "Simplify" but it changed the picture too much.
Which settings did you use in the Simplify dialog?
Also, can you provide a sample .ai file with some instructions about what you want to achieve?
I am using CS6.
I have tried both angle and curve.
Both seems to increase points instead of decreasing them. Also just by applying simplify it makes unwanted paths by it self.
I would like to achieve a picture which has black outlines(same distance) distiguishing each colors on the picture. If you happen to know a better way of achieving this please do tell me
Thank-you all for trying to help me
Thank-you for giving me a heads up on the new program! I think it will help me alot with decreasing anchor points I will give it a try later on. (Hopefully I might find something like image trace on that program too which might work better?)
Thank-you all for trying to help me Enjoy illustrating!