Here is a four part video tutorial I’ve made explaining how to trace specimen photographs using Adobe Illustrator CS5 for producing high quality, scaleable line drawings. This procedure is basically the same as the one described in a previous post on illustrating ant heads. Here I trace the profile of Nylanderia bourbonica. Enjoy, and please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions for improvements!
Part 1 of 4. Importing the specimen image and tracing the mesosoma.
Part 2 of 4. Tracing the head.
Part 3 of 4. Tracing the waist and gaster.
Part 4 of 4. Tracing the hairs and adjusting their width profiles.