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Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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17. Image Trace

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Using the new Image Trace panel, you can easily convert any digital or scanned photo to editable vector art. The results can range from a close simulation of the shapes and colors in the photo to black-and-white shapes or line work. The tracing features do an impressive job, and produce more accurate, cleaner paths and more accurate color than in previous versions of Illustrator. You may still need to do some cleanup or editing work on the resulting vector shapes afterward, but less so than before.

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