How to sketch a drawing over a photo
I am an archaeologist and am trying to make my field drawings straight from my photographs on my computer.
I have a photo of an objet in situ with a metered scale for reference. I would like to make a line drawing of the object on my computer, but have it be to scale with the real proportions (thus, the scale in the picture itself). Is there a way for me to do this on Illustrator? I work on a Mac.
Thanks in advance.
My suggestion would be to:
- Paste the photograph on its own layer in Illustrator.
- Create a new layer.
- Use the Pen Tool and trace over whatever you need to on the image.