Step 2: Outline Your Picture

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Place your .jpg, .tiff, .giff, .bmp, or any other image format that is compatible with Illustrator or Photoshop into the program. Please create a separate layer for your image and lock it down so you can trace without the image moving around. Now if you are using Illustrator you can either use the pen or pencil tool to outline the important parts of your image(see example). The areas that define you best are the ones you should choose. If you are not so good with tracing or don't have a steady hand, you can use the auto trace tool from Illustrator. It will do all the tracing for you. You may have to go back and clean the lines up a bit after wards when using that tool.

Note: Photoshop will work for this project too!
KamleshS19 days ago
sofiapsycho2 months ago
NanCy_Char3 months ago
14138S3 months ago
ShortS13 months ago
zsani.finna.1 made it!4 months ago

just the first!!

annamalaicv8 months ago
fbastage3 years ago
added texture (magic selection tool)

pigeon4 years ago
I know this is a dumb question, but how do I find the auto trace tool? When I search 'trace' in Illustrator's Help, all it shows is Live Trace preferences but I don't understand how to actually use it!
zeinsabra4 years ago
please give me the exact steps on how to use photoshop 7.0 for this project
ito5 years ago
wheres the photoshop
dviz (author)  ito5 years ago
I did not create a version in photoshop, but it can be done.
gisagisa5 years ago
 Does photoshop have this auto trace tool too?
dviz (author)  gisagisa5 years ago
Unfortunately Photoshop does not have an auto trace tool, BUT it does have many cool filters that you can use to make yourself look like a cartoon. They you can go back in an color areas of yourself and the background! Good luck! 
HINT: Try looking for the Filters in the Menu bar up top in Photoshop