In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a create a grasshopper based on an image. We’ll review how to trace the needed parts and alter them in order to make the little guy look good in all his vector glory.
To make life a little easier for us, I went and picked a photo over at stock.xchng. You can download the photo here. Open a new document and place the image onto the artboard (File > Place). Lock the layer with the photo and double-click. In the pop up window, check Dim Image. This will fade out the photo. Read full tutorial here