How can I select exact color in Illustrator


I made this design in photoshop so basically its on rasterize format, A month later my client want it again but this time it has to be on vector format because it will be print on various colored shirts.
what I did was open it on illustrator and used image trace with high fidelity and expand it, Now what I want is to remove the specific color, black on background so the tree will not be filled. If I use the magic wand it will select the other similar black color.

I love to hear tips and advises too, Is there any better method to do it?

Rasterized design rasterized design

11/19/2014 4:17:00 PM

You can also remove the black color in Illustrator itself. Once you have traced and expanded the image, you need to:

  • ungroup the image (Command + Shift + G)
  • select any one part of the image that contains the color you want to remove (black in this case) with the Direct Selection Tool (A)
  • go to the Select menu > Same > Fill Color

All components that contain black as a fill color will get selected and you can then delete them or fill them with a different color etc. There are other options too with in the Select > Same menu that are useful.

11/19/2014 5:47:00 PM