It has been a while since I have posted, but I thought someone here might have a suggestion for me. I do digital art right now usually using only photoshop and painting in painter. However, for my full-time job, I write instruction manuals for a major tent manufacturer. These are printed in black and white. For illustrations in the manuals, I use photographs where I can, but sometimes the photos are too cluttered with background, so I trace the parts of the photo that I need (using AutoCad or Illustrator), print to pdf, put in photoshop and tweek to show what I need to show. (I am attaching a sample).
Does anyone have any ideas about how I could go about this process in a faster manner? Any type of software that might help? This can sometimes be very time-consuming if there is a lot of detail I need to show.
I would apprectiate any suggestions.