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Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

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Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by Simon Lake on Mon 20 Jun - 10:22

I've done my research and this is the thing. Adobe Illustrator CS2. Auto trace Feature.
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/illustrator/ss/sflivetrace.htm


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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by LeahG on Mon 20 Jun - 22:27

Or try vectormagic

https://vectormagic.com

Can buy it or rent it...Meanwhile you can trial it for free.

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Post by rascal.timmons on Wed 14 Sep - 11:57

this was the bomb leah...............THANKS Smile

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by Simon Lake on Thu 10 Nov - 0:10

Yes but the only problem with that is that Clients will stipulate Adobe Illustrator files. This is the Industry norm.

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by LeahG on Thu 10 Nov - 0:57

That is true but vectormagic can convert to illustrator files and be opened in illustrator


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Adobe IllustratorCS3YESYESYES
Adobe IllustratorCS2YESYESYES
Adobe IllustratorCS1YESYESYES
Adobe Illustrator10YESYES?
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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by Simon Lake on Thu 10 Nov - 2:02

Be that as it may but this is where the money is. For the uninitiated, vectorization is the way forward due to the fact that bitmap images are not scaleable or editable which is what they require in order to do do with what they want for their Corporate Identity be it business cards, compliment slips, letterheads, posters, tee shirts or mugs or whatever. That is the package deal they are looking for. A consistant and recognisable logo or mascot is what they are looking for with versatiliy to adapt to different products. I may be preaching to the converted a bit here but thats the way it works. If you can establish this you will be highly employable. An image the size of a postage stamp can be converted to a billboard put it that way. Makes sense doesn't it?

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by LeahG on Thu 10 Nov - 3:02

I don't think you understand how vector magic works, it creates a vector image that can be used in all the main vector programs as a vector, thus 100% scalable.

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by flatcap on Thu 10 Nov - 10:25

I have illustrator cs2 for years i never used it just sort of don't feel like natural drawing to me that is only my opinion of based on my ignorance and my luddite stance to everything but i must admit i do love the smooth lines it produces
i shall try trace on an image i drew in bitmap and post it i assume thats possible to post i mean doh silly me i'd need to turn it in to a jpeg Embarassed

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by flatcap on Thu 10 Nov - 11:12

not very impressed but i probably need to mess with settings as some colours never came out

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by LeahG on Thu 10 Nov - 20:54

I don't draw digitally either. I scan my inked images then I convert to vector and shade and edit as a vector image. It's a useful process.

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by flatcap on Thu 10 Nov - 23:50

yes thats a good idea im messing around with animation at the moment which vector seems to be favourite for creating characters although i suppose i'd have to learn this vector way of coloring shame i was so close to getting all the colours through the trace in illustrator find below

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by flatcap on Thu 10 Nov - 23:55

just realised a few years ago a image i wanted vectoring was sent to a friend who had coreldraw his software totally vectorised the image with no loss of colour i'd have thought illustrator would have been better equipped to do the job, but then it could just be the me factor not getting the best out of AI

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by Simon Lake on Fri 11 Nov - 0:33

Is that a Saracens strip?

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by LeahG on Fri 11 Nov - 1:14

Flatcap try vectormagic you can duplicate colours exactly or you can select a colour palet, it really is the Dogs Doodahs!!

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Re: Solution to the problem - Easily Convert Bitmap Images To Clean Vector Art

Post by flatcap on Fri 11 Nov - 4:59

thanks leah i'll definitely give that a go
simon if i knew what a Saracen strip looked like i'd tell you

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