When I bring tiff image into Illustrator and use trace/expand to convert to paths I get outlines. I cant seem to convert a scanned hand drawn image to just having a central path - it always semms to be outlined. VS draws these outlines instead of one nice line. The outlines are drawn first then filled in. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong
the automatic tracing of images in programs such as illustrator will put paths around the outside of the lines of the image.
Generally you will get a path all the way around the outline of the image.
The only way to avoid this is to trace the image using the pencil tool and increase the thickness of the line so it covers the original.
Then turn the line transparent - as outlined in this video tutorial.
This tutorial may also be useful to you: http://help.videoscribe.co/support/solutions/articles/1000033717-fill-an-image-with-colour-using-the