I have to make a technical drawing using a handmade drawing. When I use technical drawing option, I get a technical drawing with double lines, bacause the lines of my original drawings are a little thick. How can I get a tecnical drawing with one line and not double lines?
Presumably, the drawing should have simple paths/segments (straight/circular/elliptic/whatever), and you may make certain changes if the hand drawn artwork is a sketch/draft.
You may use the Pen Tool, Tools in the Rectangle Tool group, and other functions, using the present drawing as a template (you may lock it and work on top of it).
More details may give more details.
And what Monika said.
Thank you for your response. The drawing I am trying to get is not a real technical drawing, but just a drawing in that style. I need to get a result close to the old engraving illustrations. I thought may be there was a fast method to do that with Illustratior.
I see. in that case you may have better luck scanning it and mangling it in Photoshop. Eroding and smoothing lines based on the relevant selection tools there might prove useful and often works if you want to simulate a slightly scratchy "historic" look. For anything else cleanly re-drawing/ manualyl tracing in AI might be more efficient.
Il order to explain better what I need to do I send you 4 images : first
original picture, scanned handmade drawing I made based on that picture, the
result I get with technical drawing option on Illustrator withe double
lines, and the style I would like to get.
My final drawing will be printed in vary big scale. So I need vectorial
file. So that will not be possible to use photoshop.
With these information, may be you have ideas about how I have to do.
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I see. in that case you may have better luck scanning it and mangling it in
Photoshop. Eroding and smoothing lines based on the relevant selection tools
there might prove useful and often works if you want to simulate a slightly
scratchy "historic" look. For anything else cleanly re-drawing/ manualyl
tracing in AI might be more efficient. Mylenium
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The FIRST thing you need to do is state what version of Illustrator you are using. No less than seven different versions are frequently referenced in this forum and the autotrace feature was rebuilt in CS6.
If by "technical drawing" you're just refering to the name of one of the presets of the autotrace feature, and if you insist on using autotracing, then you need to read up on and experiment with the autotrace settings. Basically, you need to be autotracing in centerline mode, not outline mode. Turn on Stroke, turn off Fills. Probably turn on Ignore White. Max out the Maximum Stroke Weight.
But again, specific settings may differ depending on what version you're using.
I am working with Illustrator CS3. I finally found the solution. I made a vectorial image of my handmade drawing and then I selected it and chose 1 pixel for lines. I got a uniform tickness for all lines which looks like engraving.
Thank you for all people who tried to help me. All helps were usefull.