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Wilson Hines

Using a PNG or JPG in your vector art

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This is a total newb question.  Please forgive me in advance for wasting your time with such a question.

 

I have tinkered with Illustrator and Photoshop over the years.  I understand the lingo and the differences between pixel and vector based graphics.  

While I just don't want to fool with Adobe anymore, I'd like to thank Serif for the Affinity applications.

 

If I am working on a logo (see attached) and I use Designer to do the donut, star, letters, but I go to the web and find reasonably high-resolution images to work with for NC state silhouette, the tower (the radio signals are vectors from Designer), and the flags, what's going to happen when I go to expanding this logo and so forth?  Are the pixels converted to vectors and therefore they will work appropriately or am I going to have issues with pixelation in the non-vector parts of the logo?

 

I will bite the bullet and create this stuff from scratch if I need to, but good LORD the time savings!

 

Thanks again,

 

Wilson Hines

Graphic Beginner.

NRB Logo v.1.png

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Designer does not have a vector tracing facility, so wont convert pixel art to vectors.

 

There are online vector tracing services,

https://vectormagic.com cost 8 dollars a month but you only need one month

there are several similar services

 

or you could download and use 

http://autotrace.sourceforge.net

or inkscape, which has a pretty good tracing feature and would certainly do that. That's what I use.

 

https://inkscape.org/en/


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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5 hours ago, toltec said:

Designer does not have a vector tracing facility, so wont convert pixel art to vectors.

 

There are online vector tracing services,

https://vectormagic.com cost 8 dollars a month but you only need one month

there are several similar services

 

or you could download and use 

http://autotrace.sourceforge.net

or inkscape, which has a pretty good tracing feature and would certainly do that. That's what I use.

 

https://inkscape.org/en/

 

 

 

toltec, thank for the hint.  I went ahead and subscribed to vectormagic.  If I did this everyday, that $250 app, which I previewed, would be worth every dime!

 

Now that I have converted the image to vectors, of the available saved formats, what is suggested for what I am doing?  SVG, EPS, or PDF?

 

Thanks

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