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what does template an image mean?!

I don't understand the purpose of template the sketch layer? what does template do or useful for?!

Max Kutner
Max Kutner
7,595 Points


I'm assuming you're referring to making an image into a template layer in illustrator. If so, the purpose is to lock your image down into position for tracing out a graphic shape on another layer. Really useful for turning physical, scanned sketches into graphics!

hope it helps! Max

Do you mean that it just making the sketch locked and more clear so i can draw over another layer, like if i'm trying to draw a picture using transparent paper over it (copy and paste drawing)?

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Max Kutner
Max Kutner
7,595 Points

No problem! Please don't forget to select this as the best answer if you feel it is. Good luck with your work!


Ok, Thank you so much :)