How to vectorize a picture in Adobe Illustrator, in Photoshop or with online software? A comprehensive explanation including the pros and cons for each method.
Vectorizing a picture in Illustrator
Open the logo in Adobe Illustrator. Then draw the logo manually. This means tracing each shape in the logo and filling it with a color.
- The result is excellent (we also use Illustrator).
- You can customize the logo.
- You can save the logo in the three most commonly used vector file formats AI, EPS, and PDF.
- It takes (a lot of) time to recreate a logo.
- You must first learn to work with Illustrator before you can trace a logo.
- Adobe Illustrator costs money.
Have your picture vectorized for a fixed price
Vectorizing a picture in Photoshop
Vectorizing a file properly in Photoshop is not possible. For this you really need Adobe Illustrator. This is because Photoshop is a pixel based program. Illustrator is a vector based program.
Picture vectorization online
Online you can find websites that can vectorize your picture.
Original logo vs. logo vectorization online (Vector Magic)
- Not always a good result. As you can see with the logo above, the logo is not neatly vectorized.
- You need to create an account.
- You have to take out a monthly subscription.
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