3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2009 4:57 AM by DOHCta

    How Do You Trace Numbers In Illustrator CS3

    DOHCta

      Hey guys,

       

      I am stuck! I am very much a newbie with Illustrator although from what I have used I love it.

       

      I am currently in the process of designing a sticker which is to be cut from Vinyl and I am wanting to know what I must do to Numerical/ Alpha characters to register their outlines as cuts.

       

      I figure I could go round and trace all my characters and create paths that way, although this seems very time consuming and a primitive method which I highly doubt is necessary in such a program as Illustrator to execute what should be a pretty straight forward job.

       

      I though that turning off the fill on the characters and registering a stroke would register as a cut, although my plotter operator says not!

       

      SO my question is how do you create paths (which will reguster as cuts) from numbers/ letters WITHOUT induvidually tracing each character?

       

      Thanks guys,

       

      Tobi