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re-creating or editing existing image

re-creating or editing existing image

(OP)
Hey all - having another image problem - object does not seem to be grouped, object not locked. Cannot use eraser tool (nor scissors). Image is 6 3-D oblong shapes - outline only - I need to cut it down to 3. Not sure if I was clear but any help would be appreciated.

RE: re-creating or editing existing image

If it is not a placed raster image, try selecting it and then using the Object menu->Expand... function.

RE: re-creating or editing existing image

(OP)
and if the expand function is grayed out?

RE: re-creating or editing existing image

(OP)
I did it - I selected object; then clicked object/image trace and expand. Not sure if correct or if there will be "side effects" but I was able to do what I needed.

Thanks so much for trying to help.

RE: re-creating or editing existing image

That is an operation you can perform on raster images.

It is "correct" enough if the image was not adversely modified during the conversion from a raster image to a vector image.

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