Hi Wendy:
I already use the "Multiply" thingie, I love that feature!
I will try the eyedropper tool, but am curious why one would want to rasterize it, isn't it already rasterized, being a RGB or CMYK? I hardly ever use bitmap, even for line art.

Maybe my explanation was confusing?

I'll keep plugging at it, Thanks for the encouragement!

Linda M. Feltner Artist, LLC
P.O. Box 325
Hereford, AZ 85615
(520) 803-0538

Wendy Beth Jackelow wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Dear Linda,

I think I might have a lead for you!

Bring your tiff file into Illustrator and then under Effects chose Rasterize.
With the image selected, I used the eyedropper tool and pick a color. It automatically colors the black lines to the color you select.
To make the background transparent, go into the little transparency window thingy (very technical terminology) and you have a
choice of the type of transparency in the pull down menu. Just choose "multiply". It should make the "white" transparent.

I hope this works! Good luck. I hate those high stress weeks--things always seem to go wrong and one can never think
clearly to fix them!

Take care,

Wendy Beth Jackelow, MFA, CMI

Medical & Scientific Illustration

266 Pelton Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10310

Tel (718) 273-0002

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