Transforming a Drawing Into an Illustration in Illustrator

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Transforming a drawing into an illustration in Illustrator will make use of a very specific option within the program called "Live Trace." Find out about transforming a drawing into an illustration in Illustrator with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a Graphic Artist and I'm going to show you how to take a drawing and turn it into an illustration in Illustrator. So, what I've done actually is I've done a drawing in Photoshop and I'm just going to use, I'm just going to coy the picture I've done in Photoshop by selecting command C and then just pasting it in Illustrator. And so, already you've got this drawing. And so, the cool thing about Illustrator is that it has the option to live trace something that you've drawn and this is my favorite thing about Illustrator for sure. And underneath this live trace option, you've got several options to draw out what you've drawn; but it basically traces what you've drawn in a certain style. So, I'm going to say, detailed illustration because we're trying to make an illustration. And there's your live trace of this detailed illustration. And that is how you create an illustration in Illustrator. My name is Alex Cecilio, thank you.


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