True vector path instead of filled object, from Adobe Draw to Illustrator

New Here ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Hello!

 

I drew a lined drawing in Adobe Draw and sent it to Illustrator to cut out on my laser cutter. However, it converts as an outline of the lines. I have searched and searched and asked around and I haven't found a resolution that works for me. I have learned that Adobe Draw isn't actually drawing a vector line, but a filled object (why??) but I don't know how to get around that. I am attaching a photo of what it looks like when I image trace it in AI. 

 

I currently have AI version 25.2.1 and Adobe Draw version 4.9.4.

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

Thanks.

 

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Engaged ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I don't know Draw or how you "sent" it to Illy, but can you save the Draw doc as a pdf, then open the pdf in Illy?

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Thanks for your reply. When I export it from Draw to Illustrator, it is a PDF. 

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That's how Adobe Draw works.

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I understand. I'm just wondering if there is a way to convert it to a single line path or another program I can use to easily draw a single vector line. 

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Illustrator on iPad can draw single vector lines.

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I tried that, but it doens't give me enough control over the pen. I need pretty precise lines/curves and the pen in illustrator on the iPad doesn't give me that. 

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Since you have Illustrator for the Desktop, can you use the Pen tool there to trace over it and redraw?

 

ImageTrace might work if you make it raster, but you are looking for "pretty precise".

 

~ Jane

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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Jane, thanks for your reply. I did try rastering it and then image tracing it, but that's how I ended up with the double line. I'm not sure if the pen tool would give me enough control to do the drawing. Have you tried something like this in the past?

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Hi

I don't know how well you understand Image Trace. Spin open the "Advanced" section (which I call "The Essentials) and click through the various Presets. Notice that some create fills while others create paths. Find the preset that gives you the best start, then tweak the settings before you Expand.

 

Here is the Help file from Adobe. Note that it was written by @Monika Gause , who has already replied in this thread:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/image-trace-results-optimization.html

 

The Pen tool will work if you know how to use it. There is a learning curve.

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/use-pen-tool.html

 

 

~ Jane

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