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Illustrator Help

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Cy Fan, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Cy Fan

    Cy Fan Member

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    Is there a way to take a raster image or a photograph in Illy and turn it into a black and white image?
     
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    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

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    You can do this in photoshop by desaturating the image and play with the level slider, brightness then save it as a PS file then open it in Illustrator and autotrace it.
    I hope this is helpful
     
  3. Cy Fan

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    Thanks Lance, I'm not the greatest with photoshop but will give it a try. Converting the image to vector isn't needed, just need to make a color photo into a b/w.
     
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    Filter>Color>Convert to Grayscale
     
  5. Rodi

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    Or convert to LAB and go to the L Channel and copy then paste into a new doc, the L channel usaully has more contrast than any RGB, for some very technical reasons. You can also check out the G channel in RGB file and grab that, thats and old scanner operator trick.
     
  6. Cy Fan

    Cy Fan Member

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    I knew I've done it before, but was having a brain ****. Thanks wood!!
     
  7. Rodi

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    CS3 its under the edif menu to convert, I found that out today, there was no color under the filter menu…
     
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    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    Illustrator cs3, Edit/ Edit Colours/ Convert to greyscale. Not a great, but it works.
     
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