Inserting a image then using the trace feature

Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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I just got adobe illustrator but I am having trouble creating what I want. I want to create lets say a 2d outline of a Christmas present with a bow. I insert the picture then I use the trace feature then it creates the outline. Can I turn this outline into different thickness or dots which is what I really need it to be. Also, is there a way to get accurate measurements from the outline? So again a I want to make a traced outline into a dotted outline. Any advice or how to instructions would be greatly appreciated. 

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Or should i can i draw a picture with my Microsoft surface pro with the pen and then covert that into dots? 

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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You can make the line thicker, but turning it into dots is not possible. For that you would need to manually trace the template. ALso when you need accuracy, then manually tracing will be better.

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Manually trace the picture, such as the pen tool, or is there a easier way? 

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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Can you show your original image and can you show a sketch that may illustrate what you are going to do?

 

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I have attached the 2d outline of the shape and I want to create the dotted imaged shown in the other picture. 

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Feb 05, 2022 Feb 05, 2022

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Kris, Hi.

Thank you for giving us screenshots

I would totally recreate and not do image trace.

 

Getting started, I am using 1pt strokes.

I random color as I work so you can see the separate paths.

 

Draw your shapes. It’s just basic shapes and aligned.

For the dots, open up your Stroke panel. These are the settings I used. Yours may be different.

 

At the end, I recolored.

 

K

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