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Re-create a Logo from a Poor Quality Scan with Illustrator

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Re-create a Logo from a Poor Quality Scan with Illustrator
Re-create a Logo from a Poor Quality Scan with Illustrator
Text and images © Sandra Trainor

I will use Illustrator CS4 to re-create a logo from a poor quality scan, three different ways; first I'll automatically trace the logo using Live Trace, then I'll manually trace the logo using a template layer, and finally I'll use a matching font. Each has its pros and cons, which you'll discover as you follow along.

To follow along, right click on the below link to save a practice file to your computer, then open the image in Illustrator.

Practice File: practicefile_logo.png

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