2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2010 2:16 PM by Taylor810

    Tracing Question


      [ Platform:  Illustrator CS3 on a PC running Windows XP SP2 ]


      I would appreciate your help with tracing techniques. I would like to convert a bitmap (jpeg) with perspective and gradients to a flat-looking graphic - very simple; all fills one shade of gray and all lines the same point size. I've been trying to do this with live trace and cannot get the result I'm looking for. I'm sure I'm making this more difficult than it is...

      Here is an example:


      I would like to convert this to vectors. For example, 1-point outlines of all the major features - I don't need every single detail like the inset bolts - and all surfaces the same color gray.

      Is this possible? I apologize if I'm trivializing something that is more complex than it seems...

      Thank you,