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Breaking up a live traced word


Question

I'm converting hand-drawn and scanned letters into vector paths via live trace. So far, so good.

The next step I need to do is break up the live-traced letters into individual objects, so I can move them around, independently of each other. But after live-tracing, the object seems to have the dimensions of the original .psd file it was copied over from, and I don't see a way to ungroup or otherwise extract the different letters from the trace are.

Is there a way to break there letters out of the traced object so I can manipulate them individually?

2012/09/06
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9/6/2012 11:35:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Simply click the "Expand" button located on the Control Bar after completing the Trace.

You may then need to choose Object > Ungroup and Object > Clipping Path > Release depending upon the artwork.

2012/09/24
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9/24/2012 7:13:00 PM