1) Your image file size is huge. Using 1.23 MB images is likely to cause problems in videoscribe. An embedded jpg or png of your scanned image would probably produce a much smaller file size (if optimised properly) than converting the background art to vector. Auto tracing works better with solid colors and line art than with gradients and shading. (you can still draw the reveal trokes over the embedded image.)
2) the image you attached does not have color reveal strokes, so I guess you attached the wrong one. The one you attached is working as intended by videoscribe. You can attach the image with the color reveal strokes if you want help with that one.
-Mike (videoscribe user)
I took your advice and everything is working out perfectly.
My only remaining issue now is that the file is HUGE!...I followed all the instructions to save as an SVG but it is still massive. How do I resolve this?
I am pretty sure I have done this before quite awhile ago and found out how easily on here... But am not really seeing it.
I have a png. I want to put it in Inkscape, turn it into an svg that draws well.
This is what I remember on how I think I did it. I traced the outlines. Then made the lines thick enough that it covers all the outlines underneath. Then set the thick lines opacity to 0. Then when I plug into Videoscribe it draws the outline then if there is color the color shows up when done.
When I try doing this now, it shows everything within the invisible line (all lines and colors within it, although the line you see drawn is THINNER than the actual invisible line I created) that's being traced. So I'm doing something very wrong. It's something I did once or twice maybe up to two years ago so I can't remember. I learned how to do this on this site and am not seeing anything like that. All I see is how to create an svg from scratch or trace the lines of an image then deleting the original image so that the outline you traced is the actual visible image you use.
Okay Mike. Here are a couple actual svgs (I have an illustrator who made them for me and I guess can't figure this out). Can you tell me what the issue is and how to correct it? Thanks.
Besides drawing correctly, I notice it doesn't scale well in Videoscribe. Even at a normal size it looks more pixelated than in Inkscape. There's another svg in the video I'm making that I need to zoom way in on and it looks terrible.
The first two attached are from the set I'm having problems with. One draws but not right at all. The second just draws a couple small lines. The third is one I've had made in the past by another illustrator that works perfectly.
Hi, I'm having this same problem – the lines are thin while drawing, and then thicken (to the weight set in Illustrator) afterwards. My strokes are basic, black, no fills. I have tried reducing to basic appearance and then putting the colour and weight back on. There's no filters.
The save dialogue box has changed recently – so I'm guessing there's something missing in the way I'm saving...? (I'm using Illustrator CC). Any ideas? Thanks.