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Ross Lowry
01-05-2009, 6:39 PM
I was wondering if it is possible to scan an image into Adobe Illustrator and change it to a vector image?

Marc Myer
01-05-2009, 6:44 PM
Yes, from Illustrator CS and newer you can insert any image and use the new trace feature. It's configurable and works very well.

Ross Lowry
01-05-2009, 6:48 PM
Thanks Marc

I am very new AI and was wondering if you could go into more detail on how to do the trace feature.
I do have CS3.

Ross Lowry
01-05-2009, 6:52 PM
I found it in the object tab.
Thanks for your help!

Ross Lowry
01-05-2009, 6:57 PM
One more question.

Can I send the image stright from the scanner to AI?
For instance I can import right from the scanner into Photoshop, but I can't see how to do that in AI.

Thanks again!

Doug Griffith
01-05-2009, 8:51 PM
Illustrator places bitmap art instead of importing and I've never seen an Illustrator plugin that would scan to a placed image. There may be a Twain option to do it though.


Marc Myer
01-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Yes, it's not a big deal to scan with whatever software comes with the scanner. Just save and then place. Not a bad idea to keep the image as a separate file anyway.