In this blog post, we will show you how to fill a traced image in Illustrator using the paint bucket tool.
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Select the object that you would like to fill with the image. If the image is not already inserted into your Illustrator file, go to File > Place and select it. Once your image is placed, go to Window > Image Trace. Select the mode that you prefer. For this tutorial we will be using the “Black and White” mode. You can play with the other options to see what they do, but we find that “Black and White” gives the best results. When you’re happy with your settings, click “trace” in the top right corner of the window.
Setting up your workspace
First, you’ll need to set up your workspace in Illustrator. To do this, open up the program and create a new document. Once you have your document open, go to the “Window” menu and select “Workspace.” A pop-up window will appear with a list of workspace options.Select the “Tracing” workspace from the list and click “OK.”
Your workspace should now be set up for tracing. If it’s not, you can always go back to the “Window” menu and select “Workspace” again to reset it.
Tracing your image
Before you can fill your image, you need to trace it. To do this, open the image in Illustrator and select the “Image Trace” button from the “Control” palette. In the “Image Trace” dialog box, select the “High Fidelity Photo” preset and click “OK.” This will trace your image with a realistic level of detail.
Filling in the traced image
Assuming you have an image you want to vectorize, and you’ve already traced it in Illustrator:
1. With the image selected, go to ‘Object’ > ‘Flatten Transparency’
2. A dialogue box will appear. Set the ‘Options’ to ‘High Resolution’, and click ‘OK’.
3. Now go to ‘Edit’ > ‘Edit Colors’ > ‘Recolor Artwork’.
4. From here, you can play around with the color options until you find something you like!
Adding finishing touches
Now that we have our image all cleaned up, it’s time add some finishing touches in order to give it that polished look. The first thing we’ll do is add a simple black stroke around the entire image. To do this, simply select the “Stroke” tool from the left hand toolbar and then click on the “Stroke” panel (if it’s not already open). Make sure that the color is set to black and then increase the stroke width until you’re happy with the thickness. Once you’re happy with how it looks, go ahead and apply the changes by clicking on the checkmark in the top right corner of the “Stroke” panel.
Tips and tricks
When it comes to vector drawing, there’s almost always more than one way to get the job done in Adobe Illustrator. That’s definitely the case when it comes to filling a traced image. In this quick tip, we’ll take a look at three different ways that you can fill a traced image in Illustrator…
If you’re having trouble filling a traced image in Illustrator, there are a few things you can try. First, check to make sure that your tracing settings are correct. If you’re tracing a raster image, you’ll want to make sure that the “Image Trace” option is selected. If you’re tracing a vector image, you’ll want to make sure that the “Vector Trace” option is selected.
If your tracing settings are correct and you’re still having trouble filling the image, try increasing the number of colors in your tracing. This will help to break up the image and make it easier to fill. Finally, if all else fails, you can always try manually filling in the image using the pen tool.
Below are some frequently asked questions about how to fill a traced image in Illustrator:
What is live trace?
Live trace is a function in Adobe Illustrator that allows you to convert a raster image into a vector graphic. This can be useful if you want to use an existing image but need it to be in vector format for editing purposes.
How do I fill a traced image in Illustrator?
There are two ways to fill a traced image in Illustrator: using the Paintbucket tool or the Color Grouping function. Using the Paintbucket tool will result in one solid color, while using Color Grouping will create multiple colors based on the colors found in the original image.
What are the benefits of filling a traced image in Illustrator?
Filling a traced image in Illustrator has several benefits, including the ability to resize and edit the image without losing quality, as well as being able to change the color of the image.
There are a few ways to fill in a traced image in Illustrator. The most common way is to use the “live paint bucket” tool, which can be found in the toolbar on the left side of the screen.
Once you have selected the live paint bucket tool, you can click on any color in the image that you want to fill in. The color will then be applied to all of the areas that are touching that particular color.
Another way to fill in a traced image is to use the “color” tool, which is also located in the toolbar on the left side of the screen. With the color tool, you can click and drag to apply color to a specific area.
You can also use the “ eyedropper ” tool to select a color from another part of the image, and then apply it to the area you want to fill in. To do this, first select the eyedropper tool, and then click on the color you want to use. Next, click on the area you want to fill in with that color.
And there you have it! You now know how to quickly and easily fill a traced image in Illustrator. Remember to experiment with different colors and shades to create your own unique design. Thanks for reading!