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LIVE TRACE QUESTION

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Apr 29, 2020

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Hello,

 

I have a question for Illustrator's Live Trace Feature.

 

Something quite frustrating for me is:

Once I have live traced a Black Ink artwork, I am then presented with a Vector Based version.

I would like to deal with the Black Vector only, without having white paper remaining within the artwork.

I would normally go through and select all of the Black Vector and Drag away, leaving the net behind to be deleted.

 

As you can imagine if I am Live Tracing a Halftone image, this takes a lot of time to select each individual black vector area. Not to mention, one false click without holding shift and I am back to the beginning again, ungrouped.

 

My question is:

Is there a fast way to select vector only, once live traced, allowing any white sections to be hole-punched windows?

 

Any information would be much appreciated.

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Correct answer by Larry G. Schneider | Adobe Community Professional

In the Advanced features dialog check the box that says Ignore White. That should help.

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LIVE TRACE QUESTION

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Hello,

 

I have a question for Illustrator's Live Trace Feature.

 

Something quite frustrating for me is:

Once I have live traced a Black Ink artwork, I am then presented with a Vector Based version.

I would like to deal with the Black Vector only, without having white paper remaining within the artwork.

I would normally go through and select all of the Black Vector and Drag away, leaving the net behind to be deleted.

 

As you can imagine if I am Live Tracing a Halftone image, this takes a lot of time to select each individual black vector area. Not to mention, one false click without holding shift and I am back to the beginning again, ungrouped.

 

My question is:

Is there a fast way to select vector only, once live traced, allowing any white sections to be hole-punched windows?

 

Any information would be much appreciated.

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Correct answer by Larry G. Schneider | Adobe Community Professional

In the Advanced features dialog check the box that says Ignore White. That should help.

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Thank you Larry!

 

I soon discovered this feature shortly after posting my Q. One thing I did realise, was the live trace with Ignore White selected differed quite a bit in comparison to unchecked. It seemed as though with this particular trace, I was better off leaving Ignore White unchecked - picking up the detail in the halftone image.

 

 

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