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    Live Trace in illustrator

    hey guys just wondering if anyone can help me, i have the problem in illustrator that when i vectorise an image it curves the edges of the image.

    See the example i have attached

    original shows the original
    vectorised shows the image vectorised with curved edges

    Now is there anyway i can vectorise the image using live trace that will avoid curving the edges of the image and just keep them straught and sharp like in the original, i need this as its screwing the image when i try to make it smaller.

    anyone know if this can be done ???
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    Can you describe the ruckus? silver trophy MissLee's Avatar
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    I got close by changing the LiveTrace settings as follows:


    Blur: 0
    Path Fitting: 0
    Minimum Area: 0
    Corner Angle: 0

    And output the vector as an outline with tracing.

    The result wasn't tight 90-degree angles but it was slightly better than what you had.
    However, with a shape like that, I have to say that I think you could probably re-create it more quickly than trying to get LiveTrace to kick it out.

    You can also try VectorMagic but I think they're no longer a freebie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissLee View Post
    However, with a shape like that, I have to say that I think you could probably re-create it more quickly than trying to get LiveTrace to kick it out.
    I'd agree, something like that could easily be replicated with the pen tool whilst holding shift to create straight, sharp lines.

    Alternativley lay rectangles over the images, where required and use the pathfinder tool to intersect them.

    J

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    Hello,
    In addition, make sure the graphic you are starting out with is extremly high resolution..
    Good luck!


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