I have this project I'm working on for a scientific purpose (an archaeological research), and I'm in need of some help with an Illustrator file.
As you can see from the attached file, I have a very complex drawing of an excavation site and what I want to achieve are full outlines of the major bones in this drawing.
I've tried tracing the image in several ways, but I'm still having difficulties selecting and combining the paths into a single, solid outline.
I'm using AI-CS2 and any help or suggestions are very much appreciated.
File is too large to upload here, so I've placed it on Rapidshare:
Try to use the "Live Trace", select all the white and delete it.
Then cover all the artwork you want to eliminate and use Pathfinder to subtract the artwork you want to delete.
I hope this helps!
Thanks for your reply.
This is more or less what I've been trying to do... How would you go about
covering the parts which are to be subtracted? Also, how should I combine
the separate paths into one and separate the ones that Live Trace keeps
together to individual shapes?
So, let's say I take the file Hans attached and select (using the Direct Selection Tool) two parts of a bone that I one to convert to a single outline, and then I click on "Subtract from shape area".
I doesn't seem to do much. I just see all the other paths selected... I must be doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what.