Illustrator is a great tool for creating outlines and vector art especially in 2024.
There are several different ways to convert an image to an outline in Illustrator. One way is to use the “Image Trace” tool to convert the image into a tracing object.
Then, use the “Direct Selection Tool” to select the area of the image you want to convert to an outline.
First, click on “Window” at the top menu, then select the “Control” option to enable the “Quick Actions” window.
Now, click on the image that you want to convert to an outline. In the “Properties” tab on the right, you can see the “Quick Actions” window.
From there, click on the “Image Trace” button, then select “High Fidelity Photo”.
The Illustrator system will then start the conversion process which will take some time depending on the quality of the image you selected and also, the specifications of your machine.
After the process, go again to the Quick Actions window in the Properties tab and select “Expand”
The next step is to select the “Quick Selection Tool” from the toolbar on the left menu. This will enable you to see the paths created in your image.
From there, go to the Properties tab again to set up the appearance of your outlined image. For this example, select the “Fill” option and click on “None”.
For the “Stroke” option, select “Black”.
You can also change the width of your strokes by clicking on the upward and downward arrows in the Stroke settings area.
The most important thing to remember is to keep the proportions of the outline consistent.
Now you can see that you have a very detailed outline of your image!