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How to sketch a drawing over a photo


Question

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.

2016/10/03
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10/3/2016 6:03:00 AM

My suggestion would be to:

  1. Paste the photograph on its own layer in Illustrator.
  2. Create a new layer.
  3. Use the Pen Tool and trace over whatever you need to on the image.
2016/10/05
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10/5/2016 10:08:00 AM