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How to trace a logo or object in Photoshop

Photoshop is a powerful tool for graphic design, editing, and photography. One of the useful features offered by the software is the ability to trace objects or logos. In this detailed blog post, we’ll share a step-by-step tutorial on how to trace any object or logo in a matter of seconds using Photoshop’s Content-Aware Tracing Tool. So let’s dive in!

Tutorial details

  • Program: Photoshop
  • Time estimation: Under 3 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy



In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll be sharing with you how you can trace any object or any logo in a matter of seconds using Photoshop. So we want to start off by selecting our Pen tool and we’re going to right click and select Content Aware Tracing Tool. And what we’re simply going to do is hover over the objects or the logo we want to trace. And you’ll notice that there’s some small dotted lines which indicates the path that’s going to be created for us. And there you go. It’s created the logo. Just ensure you have a fill color selected when you’re tracing it. And if you move if we move it, it looks perfect. It’s a nice sharp, crisp logo which matches the original. Next, we’re head back over to the Content Aware Trace Tracing Tool and we’re going to trace this car. So we’re simply just going to use the same principle and draw around selection by selecting the dotted lines around it. And then we’re going to change the fill color to be white, so we keep it as red for the car. And then our next selection, we want it to be white. Perfect. And then we’re just going to draw over those other elements of the car. So the front window screen and the lights, and then the front grille or the license plate. There you go. We’ve traced the car also in a matter of seconds. So it’s a great little trick for retracing over logos or images that may be rasterized graphics that you want to turn into scalable images. Thanks for watching and stay tuned to Creative Nurse for the quick tips on how to use Photoshop.

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