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 :-

Step 1

With the image open in Adobe Illustrator, select Window > Image Trace

This will bring up the Image Trace panel.

Step 2

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!

Step 3

Select the Mode drop down menu, and choose the mode that best suits your design.

Step 4

Next, adjust the ColorsGrays, 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.

Step 5

Toggle the Advanced menu down to bring up more options.

Step 6

Adjust the Paths slider.

Step 7

Adjust the Corners slider.

Step 8

Adjust the Noise slider.

Step 9

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.

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