How do I create an outline around a raster image?
Let's say I have a PNG image (with transparent background) like the below simplified example.
What is the quickest way with either Illustrator or Photoshop to create a vector path/image (i.e., ideally using straight lines, bezier curves, etc. as opposed to raster pixels) that traces around the outline of this object, without manually hand-tracing the outline?
You have so many options with "Automatic Tracing Solutions"
- using Photoshop by CTRL select your layer and convert the marquee into Path.
- using trace in Illustrator
- using Corel Trace if you have
- using a free online tool called "Magic Vector" and it can convert your scanned image into any vector format. personally I prefer this tool so much, as it is the most accurate tool I have ever seen.