Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Importing and Tracing Pt. 1 (HD)

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial - Importing and Tracing Pt. 1 (HD)

In part 1 of this two part series, we’ll breifly go over how to import a raster image into Illustrator. The basic and most important tools will be covered as well as the emphasis of keeping your layers organized.

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16 responses to “Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Importing and Tracing Pt. 1 (HD)”

  1. Suprem3Gamer says:


  2. Hanyatox says:

    I did enjoy it. Illustrator is a huge secret for me… this tutorial is really helpul. thanks 🙂

  3. WaterIily says:

    So I’m sure I’m going to get flamed for asking a stupid question, but are small graphics you create such as the feather at 7:00 considered avector graphic?

  4. WhiteLionness says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! Figuring out how to do this on my own would be like finding a needle in a haystack, lol.

  5. WhiteLionness says:

    macaws ARE parrots

  6. MyFeed22 says:

    Exactly what I needed to get comfortable within illustrator. thank you so much!

  7. kellyrphillips says:

    Thanks for the tutorials. I know photoshop really well (airbrushing photos to perfection, graphic design and morphing.. im new at that) but I have no idea how to do illustrator. I am really glad that I found you on YouTube bc you are very precise and you are very good at explaining everything. Thank you again.

  8. ckeeperga1 says:

    Sorry but no critique necessary a Macaw is a parrot birdladiesbabies we breed them.

  9. DAVIDACNE says:

    And that’s not a critique. It’s a criticism.

  10. Msbrideofdestruction says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I did not know about the mesh tool before..please keep em’coming,assume tutorial!:)

  11. Georgeh87 says:

    Really nice video! Keep them coming

  12. laker6643 says:


  13. squidskunk says:

    how do i import an ai file into an open illustrator session..? iv put together some separate vector images in illustrator as i learn how to use it but now i want to put some of the images together on the same illustrator page…currently all my projects are in separate sessions …i want to combine them…how..?

  14. Whitelion09 says:

    Mentalarmory, YOU ARE A FUCKING KING for posting this Video!
    This video is incredible. Props to ya man!

  15. 61wayne says:

    Wacom !….lol…..that’s funny …..I like !

  16. tgearing says:

    This is a really good tutorial. Thank you! I noticed you made videos on other products as well so I’m wondering if you can help me. I have hundreds of hours of artwork I created years ago in Microsoft Photodraw which is a .MIX format. Do you know of any way I can convert all of my .MIX files so I can edit them in Ai? Or do you think I will just have to start over again from scratch?

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