This is EXACTLY the tutorial I need this moment. THANK YOU! so very much for taking the time to create this. This is exactly what sets GF above ANY other frickin laser out there. The Community.
@jbmanning5, this tutorial just inspired me to make a quick video tutorial showing the way that I often do this (but just in AI).
Wow saved me using that dang pen tool!! Thank yous!!!
Holy carp this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I have a different version of photoshop but it worked all the same! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Now if I can find a similar route in Corel Paintshop/CorelDraw, or Gimp and Inkscape…
Well, not as clean as this one, but I posted this a few days back that sort of fits the bill.
Not quite the same problem, though I’ve bookmarked it for other uses.
I’m looking for a short cut that is a bit like ‘trace’ software, but avoids the immense number of nodes that they give. A sort of compromise, like when you were plotting a graph at school, you could draw a line through all the data points that you had plotted, that was an approximation of the values.
I have just been given a lnk to some online software that I’ll look at tonight, and if it’s good, I’ll come back to the forum for other peoples comments.
Oh…Check for a Simplify function.
I need one of those myself !
Don’t we all!
My latest headache -my green card application requires a police report from any country I’ve lived in for more than one year, since I was 16.
55 years go, I lived in Malaysia, while serving with the British Army, for four years.
The Malaysian Government need a copy of my passport showing the visa stamp when I visited !
Er, that was about five passports ago !
Going round in circles.
Are you kidding? That’s ridiculous. Who keeps old passports?
Just to get back on topic, sort of, the two programs I will look at later are
If anyone has tried either of these, I’d love to hear your reviews.
been using photoshop for decades and never new about this.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Just tested it by making a lasso selection in CS5 and it works perfectly. I already knew I could paste a path from PS into AI, but I didn’t know about making a path from a selection. That’s AMAZING
LOVE this tip. Thank you!!!
Copy (Command-C) from Photoshop, paste (Command-V) into Illustrator works for me. It’s a major part of my workflow. I’m using CS6 versions of both.
I’ll have to give it another try. That would surely simplify the process, it’s just never worked for me for some reason. As integrated as CC apps are though, it would make sense!
In Photoshop I select my shape (for my stuff, the Magic Wand works fine). With the shape selected, I Make Workpath. Then I save that path. (Not sure if that’s necessary.) Then I select the path with the Path Selection tool (this step is necessary!) and copy it with Command-C.
With a new file open in Illustrator, I paste the path (Command-V). Stroke it with my color of choice.
Repeat as needed. Save as an svg. It always works for me.