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How to vectorize a bitmap or pdf?

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Dear fellow graphic designers,

whats the fastest way to make a vector out of a bitmap (jpg/tiff, general image file) or a pdf (with probably a bitmap enclosed).

I have to make some sort of line art/blueprint/map out of a picture.

Is there some illustrator trick, or do i have to it manually with a pen tool?

Im running on photoshop, illustrator, indesign.

All help appriciated, thanks,

BR_76

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Not exactly :D , more into this, and ofcourse not into a gif but into a vector-eps/ai.

And btw flash is out of my league. So do have any options.

(The friday evening 1700 deadline hour is closing in soooo fast :o= )

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can't see image, also maybe to late as its midnight here on Friday :).

But Adobe Ilustrator CS2 has a Trace Function under the Object menu ->Live Trace -> Tracing options.

You can set pixel width detection width, colour threshold (i find 2colors setting best for outlines tho). You can also set curve strength etc and all in a preview mode until you happy you've got a reasonable trace.

Then you need some time and patience to tidy it up, remove un-neccesary vectors and tweek the beziers to general tidy the image up.

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Thanks.

Missed that deadline anyway, so gonna try that monday, first thing in the morning :coolspeak:

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