After Live Trace in Illustrator, I can't figure out how to change some of the lines' color
I auto traced an image and am trying to change the color of all the black lines and sections to brown, but some of the lines I can't change with the Paint Bucket tool (because it fills in a large section of white instead). Is there a way I can change these lines' color? If not, what should I do differently when applying Live Trace so that such lines don't exist?
Select the art and click the Expand button on the Control bar.
The best way to handle auto traced images in Illustrator is to
expand them and then color the images.
I typically do the following:
- Select the entire image: Choose
Objects > Expandto break the image into individual pieces.
- Use the
Direct Selection Tool (A)to select the white chunks, delete the white
- Group the remaining bits (all the colored parts)
- Change the fill color for the entire image at once.