I need some help with paths.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:06 AM
Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:11 AM
For something like this it would be easier to remove the background first in Photoshop before vectoring the image. But if it's too late to do that, do you know how to make clipping masks in Illustrator? Select the image and path (make sure path is the top object) then Object>Clipping Mask>Make
Hopefully that helps
Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:26 AM
Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:38 PM
Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:26 AM
Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:10 AM
Now go to the window menu and select Tools then select the Pen tool from the toolbox. Make sure that you have selected paths from the pen tool menu bar which will found underneath of the main menu bar.
In the Clipping Paths dialog box, choose your path from the drop-down list, if itâ€™s not already selected; click OK.
Leave the Flatness Device Pixels text field blank unless you need to change it. The flatness value determines how many device pixels are used to create your silhouette. The higher the amount, the fewer points are created, thereby allowing for faster processing time. This speed comes at a cost, though: Set the flatness value too high and you may see (if you look close) straight edges instead of curved edges.
Posted 04 April 2018 - 08:38 PM
If you are trying to create a logo that you can silkscreen, It will need to be clean vectors with the correct spot colors.
Autotracing and clipping paths create a complex mess that is usually unattractive, unusable, and in the wrong color mode.
First, see if the art is already available in vector from the originator. (problem solved)
If not, you will need to place the art on a separate layer in Illustrator and lock the layer.
Then you will need to painfully redraw (manually trace) the art.
You will also need to use the correct spot color pallet to get proper color separations for silk screen.
You will remove the original art layer when you are done tracing
This can take many hours, even for people who have mastery of the pen tool.
When compete, you will covert all strokes to shapes.
In the end you will have clean sharp art suitable for multiple professional purposes.
If you are going to use it as a one-off down and dirty project, you should get the highest resolution art available from the originator, and see if digital printing on white or light colored t-shirts is workable for you. Here, you can use photoshop clipping paths on the raster art.
This is an automatic action for photoshop that can turn photography into an "Obama Hope Poster" style image. This sort of image may be auto traced and reworked into spot colors in illustrator.
I have had to recreate enough logos to make my eyes tear up just thinking about it., especially since I know that the original vector art exists but is just out of reach.
sharie has had to do much of this kind of work for DC. You might ask her to look art your project and give you an idea of how long it should take you to do it.
I hope that this is helpful.
Posted 10 August 2020 - 11:07 AM
Hey guys i'm new to this site and was hoping somebody could help me out. I recently got the chance to help design some logos for t-shirts and hoodies and what not for a company. My question is i brought a image in from a email that was sent to me and i made it into a vector image. Now i want to delete the background so i have surrounded the car in this case with a path using the pen tool now how do i delete the background?
First you have to remove the background using Adobe Photoshop after that you have to vector your image using Adobe Illustrator. Always remember that Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are complement to each other.
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