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Need Help Please!! Scanning Images Issues

Need Help Please!! Scanning Images Issues

Need Help Please!! Scanning Images Issues

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Hello there,
I'm new to Illustrator and am trying to upload a drawing that I did on paper into illustrator. I scanned the image and saved it to my harddrive, then proceeded to load it into illustrator expecting to be able to use the paintbrush on a new layer to trace over it. When i select the brush, i get an X that doesnt allow me to use my brush on the image at all. How do I go about tracing over my image with the paintbrush? I really appreciate the help, this is driving me crazy.

RE: Need Help Please!! Scanning Images Issues

Start a new AI file and choose File->Place. Make sure the "Link" checkbox is ticked before hitting ok. Position your placed image where you want it then double click on Layer 1 in your layers panel. In the options that come up choose lock and dim. Hit OK then create a new layer. Make sure your new layer is selected before you start any painting.

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