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Convert photo to line drawing

Explorer ,
Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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This should be fairly simple, but I am having a lot of trouble converting a photo to a line drawing.

 I thought there was once a filter for just that, but maybe I am dreaming that. Any suggestions?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021
If you have Adobe Illustrator in your subscription package you might want to look at Illustrator's image trace options Dave

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
Hi @sid316  The basic steps in Illustrator are: Start a new file in Illustrator and choose File > Place to place your photo Select the image Choose Image Trace from either the Control or Properties panel Try the Presets to see which is closest — some create fills, some paths, some both Adjust the setting in the Image Trace panel (Window menu, Control panel, Properties panel) Be sure to expand the "Advanced" section When it looks good, Expand (Properties or Control panel) to convert to ve...

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Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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There's Filter > Stylize > Find Edges - but it does just that. I can't guarantee that you'll be happy with the result.

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If you have Adobe Illustrator in your subscription package you might want to look at Illustrator's image trace options

Dave

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Explorer ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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Thanks. I do have a subscription, but I am not very well-versed in AI. I will give it a try.

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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Hi @sid316 

The basic steps in Illustrator are:

  • Start a new file in Illustrator and choose File > Place to place your photo
  • Select the image
  • Choose Image Trace from either the Control or Properties panel
  • Try the Presets to see which is closest — some create fills, some paths, some both
  • Adjust the setting in the Image Trace panel (Window menu, Control panel, Properties panel)
  • Be sure to expand the "Advanced" section
  • When it looks good, Expand (Properties or Control panel) to convert to vector
  • It is now a Group of vector objects

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

 

~ Jane

 

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Explorer ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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  Thanks Jane. This helped immensly. 

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You're welcome, @sid316, happy to help!

~ Jane

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