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Art Boards and Image Trace

Due Date: March 6


  1. Create a new folder in your Communications 1/Multimedia folder and title it “Art Boards and ImageTrace – Pug”
  2. Download the image of the adorable PUG from here and save it in your “Art Boards and ImageTrace – Pug” folder
  3. Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document using these settings:
  4. Create four artboards and title them like so (Artboards can be found under Window on the menu bar)
  5. Arrange your artboards in this configuration using the Artboard Select tool on the Toolbar

  6. Place the pug (and rescale it if necessary) into the four artboards
  7. Select the Pug on the “BW Imagetrace Pug” artboard and click on the “Image Trace” button on the menu bar
  8. Click on the Image Trace Panel button on the menu bar
  9. Use these settings to change the image of the pug to Black/White
  10. Click on the “Expand” button on the menu bar. This will break the image up into its individual black and white segments
  11. Select the pug on the “3 Color Imagetrace Pug” artboard
  12. Use these settings to change the image of the pug to 3 colors
  13. Click on the “Expand” button on the menu bar.
  14. Select the image on the “16 Color Imagetrace Pug” artboard
  15. Use these settings to change the image of the pug to 16 colors
  16. Click on the “Expand” button on the menu bar
    This is what you should see so far
  17. Select the Black and White Pug and then click on “Object” and then “Ungroup” on the menu bar
  18. Select on any white section of the “Black and White Pug” image
  19. Click on “Select” on the menu bar and then click on “Same” and then choose “Fill Color” (this will select all white objects)
  20. With those areas selected, move them to the right of the rest of the Black and White pug image. This should leave just the black areas of the pug.
  21. Create a new rectangle that fits directly on top of the “Black and White Pug” artboard and color it a light blue
  22. Right click on the rectangle and select “Send to Back”
  23. Your image should appear as so.

  24. Save your document as a "Pug Image Trace.pdf