Illustrator CC Pixels to Vectors

Learn to use Illustrator’s powerful Image Trace features to convert pixel-based raster images, hand-drawn sketches, scans, and low-resolution logos into resolution-independent vector drawings that you can scale and manipulate with unfettered freedom.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 23, 2018
Duration
1h 15m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 23, 2018
Duration
1h 15m
Description

Illustrator CC is the industry standard used by graphic designers, illustrators, and more to accomplish any vector-based graphic design task. In this course, Illustrator CC Pixels to Vectors, Pariah Burke will help you turn photographs and drawings into vector drawings and illustrations. First, you will learn the fundamentals of tracing in Illustrator CC. Then, you will explore how to convert full-color photographs into black and white drawings and posterized images. Finally, you will discover how to trace paper drawings and sketches into clean, fully-editable vector illustrations, and redraw low-resolution and scanned logos, including learning the tools and techniques for identifying the fonts used in the logos’ text! By the end of this course, you will be able to trace almost any type of photograph, drawing, or graphics with Illustrator CC. Software required: Illustrator CC.

About the author
About the author

As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, I'm Pariah Burke. Welcome to Illustrator CC Pixels to Vectors. I'm a Pluralsight author, book author, Illustrator trainer and and consultant, Adobe Community Professional, and frequent advisor to Adobe on Creative Cloud and users of Adobe's creative applications. In Illustrator CC Pixels to Vectors, you will learn how to use Illustrator's powerful Image Trace features to convert pixel-based raster images, hand-drawn sketches, scans, and low-resolution logos into resolution-independent vector drawings that you can scale and manipulate with unfettered freedom. Through fun, fast-paced instruction and projects, you will turn photographs into photo-realistic vector drawings, convert full-color photographs into black and white drawings and posterized images, trace paper drawings and sketches into clean, fully editable vector illustrations, and re-draw low-resolution and scanned logos to high-resolution print-ready and web-ready logos. You will even learn about tools and techniques for identifying the fonts used in logos text. Before beginning Illustrator CC Pixels to Vectors, you should be familiar with working in Adobe Illustrator CC, particularly with the basic drawing tools, creating documents, working with color swatches, and using the Layers panel. I'm Pariah Burke. I hope you'll join me on this fun and exciting journey to learn image tracing and re-creation with my Illustrator CC Pixels to Vectors course at Pluralsight.