Importing a scanned image into Illustrator CS3

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Cicero76, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Cicero76 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2008
    I'm a mac newbie and I cannot figure out how to import an image via a scanner into Illustrator. Help...puh-lease!
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Because scanned images are bitmaps and Illustrator is a vector-based design tool, you can't scan directly into it.

    You can, however, import a previously-scanned file into Illustrator to use as a backdrop or for tracing purposes. Just scan your image using your regular scanner tools or Photoshop. Save the file (ideally as a .tif) and then open or place it in Illustrator.

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