How to use Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator
The Image Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator is a quick way to convert your image to vector format.
Here’s how to easily convert a raster image into a vector image using the Image Trace tool in Adobe Illustrator :-
With the image open in Adobe Illustrator, select Window > Image Trace
This will bring up the Image Trace panel.
With the image selected, check the Preview box. This will give you a live look at your image in vector format. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look great right away – there are more steps to go!
Select the Mode drop down menu, and choose the mode that best suits your design.
Next, adjust the Colors, Grays, or Threshold slider. This slider will change depending on the mode you select, however the functionality between the 3 sliders remains similar.
Colors - Maximum number of colors used for tracing.
Grays - Grayscale accuracy from 0 to 100.
Threshold - Pixels darker than threshold value are converted to black.
Toggle the Advanced menu down to bring up more options.
Adjust the Paths slider.
Adjust the Corners slider.
Adjust the Noise slider.
Click the Expand button and save your image as an .ai, .pdf, or .eps file.
Now that you have a vector image, it will look great at any size.