A lot of image to vector conversion requests we receive are not always a straightforward rendition of the original artwork.
So, as in the examples below, you may have a picture of your car that you need converting into vector. Depending on what you need is for the vector, the graphic can be redrawn a lot of different ways.
We produced this simple guide, to demonstrate some of the different ways that a raster image can be redrawn or converted into a vector. From a simple silhouette style of graphic to a full colour image with colour gradients.
So, rather than struggling, trying to explain to us what you need, you can simply let us know the number of the option that you need from the choices below.
1. Silhouette Style Vector Image
A basic vector drawn from the main outer shapes only in a silhouette
style. This format can be used for many different purposes, such as engraving or vehicle graphics.
2. Basic vector including main shapes
Similar to above but includes some more detail, including only the main shapes. This is a single colour image often used for engraving and many other uses. This can also look quite effective as a logo design for company branding.
3. Vector Line Drawing
Simple line drawings are often used for specific uses such as engraving. The lines can be left ‘editable’ if requested, but we would normally ‘expand’ the lines to make sure it appears the same if resized. If left as stroke lines and the image is increased in size, the lines will remain the same thickness and so will appear thinner. The opposite would happen (lines appear thicker) if the image is scaled down.
4. Vector Illustration
A full colour vector illustration can be used for many different purposes. This is 100% vector and doesn’t contain any gradient or colour blend effects.
5. Vector Illustration with gradients
This is similar to the above but also includes gradient colours or colour blends. This is not 100% true vector as the gradient effects are actually raster effects. But this can still be resized without any loss in quality. The use of gradient shading can help produce a more realistic rendition.