Raster To Vector Image Tutorial

Learn how to create a vector version of a raster or bitmap image

One of the most significant perceptions to know about is Raster, and how can it affects what you are doing on. Raster is a elaborate word that means you are involving with Pixels (Picture Eements). When we take a digital photograph or snapshot, it is documented by turning the real world into pixels which is little colored squares. So the calculation is, when you have a camera of 2 megapixels that means the image has around 2 million little colored squares. From this theory, a camera that has 8 megapixels will give a better and sharper photo.

The Clipping Path India gives a visualization of how pixels effort in the real world. Here is a photo of a dog. She postured for this so that you could better recognize how Photoshop works. Taken a small sector of the photo and enlarged it so that we can better see the pixels. Here take up a small part of the image - in this image her eye:

First of all, in this raster image which we think would be decent example for this tutorial. Simply save the image into computer where I used it for this tutorial and open it in Illustrator program.

Second, Select “Pen tool” from the tool menu box or simply press on keyboard “P” in your computer.

Thired, Go to color palette> elect red color (in this situation) and elect stroke weight between 0.25 pt – 0.50 pt.


          Color palette

Fourth, click on the edge of the image & move your mouse advancing a little bit, release the mouse. After a normal distance this is depending on the curve. Again click on the edge of the image and remain in the same manner until you touch to the purpose (starting point). Once you have originated to the starting point, “O” symbol will perform. After continuing then click on it to close the path.

Creating vector path

Fifth, once you have finalized path, press on your keyboard “Shift+X” or you going color palette in order to shift strock color into fill color.

Vector path created

In last, you are happy with the shape, remove the original image (raster image) and place the color you want to procedure.

This photo shows however Photoshop takes those pixels and converts them into a lot of easy format by mixing the colors of the pixels to provide you an electric sander look (which successively is formed from a lot of pixels). This is known as anti-aliasing. It changes the color of a pixel by averaging the color of two different pixels to supply an electric sander mix between the sting of two areas, creating the pixilation less noticeable