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Photoshop/ illustrator frustration

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I've tried vectoring these images using the trace button on illustrator and my cutter still seems to double cut it only for the back design or make a stray mark on the front design . Any help will be great, I've got 30 shirts to finish by tuesday evening and need to start cutting asap. Thanks!

frontside.svg

apsirhostussybackshirtprint.svg

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The double cut is due to having multiple layers. Ungroup the entire image, then select the large white rectangle background and change it to some color like red and you will see all the extra shapes that are not necessary.

 

Easiest fix would be to do a select all by color and select all the white stuff and delete them. Or in your cutting software tell it to only cut the black color.

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Welcome aboard and AI definitely has a steep initial learning curve. Once you get a few of the main workflows figured out it's easy enough. You might play around with the preset tracing options. There are a couple that are closer to what you need for simple vinyl that won't leave things like this one was. I hardly ever auto-trace so I can't even tell you which one is best to use. I don't know what version you are running but I think there are likely some different auto trace results based on the version of the program that you have as well. Seems like I get white fills in all the open spaces when using the preset "Black and White logo" in the CS2 version but not in the CS5 version. CS2 has several minor differences that they streamlined in later versions. I enjoy the CS5 version a lot more than the older one. 

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