How can I make individual elements of a placed image selectable in Illustrator?
Posted on 2014-04-05
I've had to extract a logo embedded on a baseball cap and make it into a vector. I used the Magnetic Lasso in Photoshop to cut out the lettering and placed the subsequent .psd I created into Illustrator.
I performed an image trace in Illustrator and selected the Silhouette preset so that I had a clear black and white logo that I could subsequently change the colour of. I'm able to scale the placed image and it behaves like the vector I wanted it to be.
However, I can't change the colour of the silhouette image, it forms one complete layer and I would like the black elements to become pink #cc9999.
How can I select the letters on this logo and change the colours as required?
Many thanks in advance, file attached.