5 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2009 1:26 PM by Cheryl Graham

    Straighten/Clean Up Live Paint Lines?

    mannsky Level 1

      Hello all,

       

      I have been free-hand drawing sketches on paper, scanning them, and importing them into Illustrator.  Then I use live trace and paint and *viola*--I've got my vector image.

       

      Only problem is, the scetches don't contain perfectly straight lines.  Additionally, I go over the scetches in a chisel-tip marker before scanning, and, depending on the angle of curvature for some lines, the width of the ink varies greatly thoughout the image.

       

      Is there any way to:

       

      1.  Straighten up sections of the live paint lines?

       

      2.  Thicken only portions of a live paint line (to better balance out the ink width issue)?

       

      3.  Smooth out choppy "stair-step" looking lines?

       

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      C.G.