2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2010 10:28 AM by Shenzi1

    expanding a live traced image causes obvious divisions between paths, why?

    Shenzi1 Level 1

      hi everyone


      here's another question i've not been able to solve; once again hoping that an illustrator with a wizard hat can explain this one to me.

       

      Here are two images.

       

      The first is of a live traced image. The second is the same image after being expanded, red arrows point to obvious changes in the appearance which i am trying to deal with.

       

      http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d188/OphidianShenzi/livetracednotexpanded.jpg

       

      http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d188/OphidianShenzi/livetracedexpanded.jpg

       

      Here's the question

       

      Why does expanding the pattern cause obvious divisions between areas of different colouration?

       

      How do I remove this problem whilst still retaining the functionality of an expanded image?

       

      Probably very simple but I havn't had any luck tinkering with it.

       

      Thanks again

       

      -S