Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone can give me a quick fix. I have a vector image. I am using it to make a vinyl on a t-shirt. I can ungroup the whole image but some parts of it need to show the -tshirt through it when I make a mock up. The parts in grey can be removed on the image but they show black. I need to remove them to show the shirt I'm laying them on. Essentially instead of grey, I need them to be clear. Any ideas. This started as a vector I converted to bitmap, then simply quick traced and ungrouped.
select all then combine (Ctrl+L)
Thanks for the quick response. Not what I was looking for. The grey parts are overlayed on the black. I need to remove them and have it be clear instead of black underneath. otherwise I have to change the color of the grey parts to match the color of the T-shirt underneath. And its never the right color.
No, if when you combine it all turns black then the nodes need to be "reversed". Before getting into that try using the smart fill tool and click inside the black. You may have to click in several other shapes too. If a 1-click gets all you need just delete what's underneath then color your new shape as needed.
Why would you start with a vector graphic, rasterize it and then re-vectorize it???Myron is right with the combine step, but before you do it you need to delete the white around the character. Quick trace preserves even the white space you think isn't there. There are more technical tracing options in other sub-tools of "outline trace" for instance, and you can specify to delete chosen colors, source image, etc.
In any case, if you are now working with this bitmap and using quick trace: run trace, ungroup, delete bitmap, delete what I made yellow in the image and then select all remaining of it and combine to get the result.
If you convert a high contrast RGB bitmap to a monochrome and trace it, you can delete all the reverse areas and they will be clear. Video: Power Trace