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Old 09-16-2010, 10:25 AM
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Line work to paths

Hi

I just found an old folder of doodles I did many years ago with 0.25 rotring isograph pens which
I have now scanned, I am not sure whether I will keep them as B/W or maybe start to colour
them up.

My question is what would be the best way to get all the lines converted to paths?

I have attached and image for an example.

Any hints/tips would be most helpful
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:37 AM
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Re: Line work to paths

One way would be to do Filter>Stylize>Find Edges. Select the Dodge Tool and Highlights from the option bar and paint over the image with a 10-20% opacity to get rid of the non white areas. You can then select the lines, activate the Paths Palette and from the context menu select Make Path.
The sample attached is a 1 minute trial. I was not trying to be very tidy because I am not sure how much detail you want converted.
Regards, Murray
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:55 AM
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Re: Line work to paths

have you looked at Live Trace in Illustrator?
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:21 PM
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Re: Line work to paths

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have you looked at Live Trace in Illustrator?
I have now thankyou, things have moved on from "Streamline"
the can of worms has been opened I will post up some pics when
done.

mistermonday

I did indeed try your method, but found it very time consuming
but thankyou again.
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