NSL WEEK 245- Adobe Illustrator “Linked Image Trace Workflow”

It’s actually my workflow for applying Image Trace, in Adobe Illustrator, to a Linked Image and using Adobe Photoshop to edit the image…. does that sound as confusing as I think it does?

Check out the video above to see what I’m on about.


Adobe Illustrator

Command + Shift + P = Place Image

For this workflow, you need to use a Linked image.


Adobe Illustrator

When you select you image, you’ll have access to the Image Trace button on the top of your screen.


Image Trace Adobe Illustrator

Here’s an example of the default settings for Image Trace.


Adobe Photoshop Crop Tool

Here I’m cropping the original image in Adobe Photoshop.


Adobe Illustrator Crop

After saving changes in Photoshop, you get the option to update the Linked image in Illustrator.


Adobe Photoshop Curves

Back in Photoshop making additional edits for a better Image Trace result.


Image Trace Adobe Illustrator

Updated Image Trace after saving the Curves adjustment in Photoshop.


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Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.


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