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Paul Kennedy
Live Trace Invert Black and White
on Mar 28, 2009 at 9:08:54 pm

Hi,

I'm working on a mostly black and white animation and using live trace on images in Illustrator before I start to animate them.

I was hoping to know if there was anyway to invert the black and white after running a live trace on an image, without tediously doing by hand using the Live Paint option?

For example, I'm doing one now of the Golden Gate Bridge, and by default when I live trace it, the bridge is turning out black while the sky and things is turning out white. I want the opposite to this.


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ronaldo montalvo
Re: Live Trace Invert Black and White
on Mar 31, 2009 at 5:48:16 pm

maybe try exporting the pallette swatches when you make the trace. there should be just the 2 used colors swatches of black and white. double clik the black swatch and change it globally to white and globally change the white to black.



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Vincent Rosati
Re: Live Trace Invert Black and White
on Apr 4, 2009 at 10:52:19 pm

There used to be an invert-color option. Now the 'Recolor Object' option is available when you select vector objects, It's a greyed-out color wheel on the menu.

I haven't used it, so I can't say more.
This function looks like it might be actionable, in case you need to batch process.

Just some ideas.

Vince


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Paul Kennedy
Re: Live Trace Invert Black and White
on Apr 5, 2009 at 6:31:30 pm

I've found the recolor object button, but changing any options doesn't seem to have any effect.
As for exporting the swatches before I live trace, how would I go about that?

In the meantime I've been using the live paint option and through sheer randomness I've got some pretty successful results, but it is pretty random and I don't want to be relying on it.


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ronaldo montalvo
Re: Live Trace Invert Black and White
on Apr 6, 2009 at 6:55:22 pm

under object/live trace/trace options, on the left side of the trace options tab there is a check box to export swatches. after you do the trace, double klik the black swatch it exported and globally change its color to what you want.



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Paul Kennedy
Re: Live Trace Invert Black and White
on Apr 6, 2009 at 7:47:49 pm

Hey, thanks a million, that worked perfectly.


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