colors of traced results
When the source
bitmap is traced, the application generates a color palette for the traced
result. The color palette uses the color mode of the source bitmap (for example,
RGB or CMYK). The number of colors in the color palette is determined by the
number of colors in the source bitmap and the selected preset style. You can
change the color mode of the traced result, and you can reduce the number of
colors in the traced result.
In addition, you can
modify the color palette of the traced result by editing and merging colors.
When editing a color, you can choose a color from a color model different from
that of other colors on the palette. For example, if you are editing a color in
an RGB traced result, you can change the color to a spot color, creating a mixed
color palette. This feature is useful when preparing the traced result for
When two or more
colors are merged, their color values are averaged to produce a new color. The
merged colors are replaced by the new color.
If you want the
traced result to contain only colors from a specific color palette, you can open
that color palette in PowerTRACE. The colors of the traced result are replaced
by their closest match in the color palette.
After you edit the
color palette of the traced graphic, you can save it to create a custom color
palette for later use.
A traced graphic
containing 152 colors (left). A traced graphic containing 5 colors (right).