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Auto trace function in Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Jan 28, 2024 Jan 28, 2024

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Screenshot 2024-01-29 at 12.18.59.png

Any way to use the image trace function in Illustrator to work on above image to become vector format and all the lines become a straight line instead of draw it manually.

 

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Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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I'll move this from the Acrobat forum to the Illustrator forum. 

 

Autotrace is not a "fit it all" function. It probably fails to provide good results on your asset shown. A manual trace is probably faster than having to manually correct the autotrace errors.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Thanks but since it is a huge amount quantity need to work on, so if all using manual trace will need to spend a really long time. That's why want to see if any faster or auto-trace way to shorten the time needed.

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Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Forget autotrace.

 

Can we see the bigger picture? What is the huge amount?

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Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Thanks but since it is a huge amount quantity need to work on, so if all using manual trace will need to spend a really long time. That's why want to see if any faster or auto-trace way to shorten the time needed.


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Autotrace does not work well with such assets and you will pass more time with correcting the result than it would take to correctly trace such an asset manually. Autotrace is not magic. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Groovy,

 

Basically, you can just draw one brick, and then build everything using Effect/Transform operations (move/reflect) starting from the bottom one at the nearest corner, and then a bit of recolouring.

 

Apart from everything else, the image is inconsistent/irregular, so it would be impossible to build on it, no pun intended.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Thanks everyone for your reply, the best effect which I can do is as below. However, the line is still not straight enough.

Screenshot 2024-01-30 at 17.08.37.png

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Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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That's all you can get. So what exactly is so difficult about it that you cannot just draw it? Can we see the bigger picture?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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May I know what kind of bigger picture you need? This is the image we just want to auto trace instead of manual trace. Thank!

 

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Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

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The bigger picture would be: This image is longer than what we see. Or: there are 200 like this.

 

If both are not the case, then drawing this manually will be much quicker and much cleaner than autotrace.

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