What does Auto Trace Mean?



THE MEANING OF AUTO TRACE IS:
A function in illustration software that creates paths along the edges of a scanned sketch. A common way to begin a drawing is to create a pencil or ink drawing and scan that. This scan will be used as a template over which the auto tracing occurs. The next step is typically to clean up the paths the auto trace function created and then discard the template scan file. There is significant concern when using auto trace functions that the shapes will be overly complex (too many anchor points) and will not output. This is a leading cause of output failure.

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