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Newb needs help with live trace
lesterthejesterDate: Friday, 2016 Feb 26, 14:28 | Message # 1
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I'm using PS and AI CS5

This is a newb here so keep it civil please! 

I want to take my scanned sketches into AI so I can use the 'live trace' function to smooth them out and vectorise them.  I used to do this all the time a couple of years ago but I've forgotten the process, does anyone know?  It went something like this: 

I'd scan them, >bring them into photoshop > then do something,> change the file format and >somehow bring them into AI.

From there I recall needing to >select the white background and > ungroup it from the lines.  Then > I'd use the 'live trace' function.

The problems I'm having are that AI doesn't seem to recognise the file formats PS saves in (except pdf) and I can't seem to cut & paste as I get an error 'cannot export clipboard because it is too large' and when I'm in AI I can't remember how to select things let alone how to separate the line drawings from the background - I can't even see the 'live trace function'.  It's like forgetting how to ride a bike. 

Anyone able to help?  It'd be much appreciated!!
 
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