Turn Image into Vector by Using Image Trace & Layering by Color
Updated Feb 29,2024
Updated Feb 29,2024
In XCS v1.4, the introduction of the Trace Image function marked a new step in bitmap editing! However, one limitation was the inability to split the generated vector and edit specific sections. Enter v1.5, with Layering by color feature combined with trace, you'll create more intriguing projects smoothly. This guide gives you a walk-through to unlock its power.
 

Introduction

Layering by color is a switch in the Trace Image panel. When turned on, the software will automatically generate the corresponding layer based on the color of the bitmap lines. Therefore, this function is used for images with obvious color differences and requires multiple processing methods.
 

Step-by-Step Guide

Access this Feature

Import a bitmap image. Click on Trace Image. Below, you'll spot a switch labeledLayering by color . Activate it, and click Save .

Learn how to adjust the value of Fuzziness, Denoising, and Smoothness: Turn Bitmap into Vector with Image Trace Function

 

Here are the effects after setting to 'score' and 'engrave'. 
 

Score

Engrave


 

Dive into Editing

Select all elements, right-click and choose ungroup, you'll have the freedom to split the vector and get down to nitty-gritty edits.

 

  • Want to achieve a particular fill effect? You can do so by simply deleting certain layers. The power is in your hands.


 

Set Parameters and Burn Your Project

The genius of 'layering by color' truly shines when you apply different power settings to each layer. The outcome? A finished piece that distinctively highlights variations in color depth.

'Layering by color' is particularly effective when you apply different power settings to each layer. The final piece showcases noticeable variations in color depth.

Original Image

Applied layering by color, adjusted and deleted unnecessary elements.

The final look after setting parameters for each layer


 

 


 


 

 

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