3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2008 11:00 AM by Mattastic

    How to create a line drawing?

    Mattastic Level 1
      Hi,

      Can anyone tell me how I can do this?

      I would like to trace the image and turn it into a black and white line drawing.

      Thankyou

        • 1. Re: How to create a line drawing?
          Level 7
          Mattastic wrote:
          > Hi,
          >
          > Can anyone tell me how I can do this?
          >
          > I would like to trace the image and turn it into a black and white line drawing.

          You can't do this in Fireworks itself as it has no trace feature. If you
          have a version of the Adobe CS3 Suite (Web or Premium) you have two
          other apps than can do this: Flash and Illustrator. In Illustrator, use
          LiveTrace, in Flash, use the Trace Bitmap command (look in the help of
          either apps to find the commands and learn about their settings).

          Illustrator's LiveTrace offers the most flexibility and the process is
          editable at any time (hence the "live").

          If you don't have a CS3 Suite, please tell us what version of FW you
          have and if it is a standalone or from a Macromedia Studio Package.
          Studio 8 did not include FreeHand but ealier Studio releases did and
          FreeHAnd also has a trace feature.

          HTH!

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          • 2. Re: How to create a line drawing?
            Level 7
            Mattastic wrote:
            > Hi,
            >
            > Can anyone tell me how I can do this?
            >
            > I would like to trace the image and turn it into a black and white line drawing.

            There's a terrific plug in for this called Sketch Master. To get black
            and white line drawings, you just have to convert the image to gray
            scale first.

            http://www.redfieldplugins.com/filterSketchMaster.htm

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            • 3. Re: How to create a line drawing?
              Mattastic Level 1
              Thanks for all your replies

              I have the MX 2004 suite

              I can find the trace bitmap command in flash, bu I can't figure out how it can create a black and white line drawing, any ideas?