Jpeg To Vector Conversion
Vector graphics on the other hand have clear lines and contours with any size you make them. Vector images do not possess the amount of shading and pixel depth as jpeg images which allows them to load quickly in animations and on websites.
Throughout graphic design, website design, and commercial marketing you will come across a wide array of vector images as they are truly the ideal format to use for logos, images, and even simple illustrations. After a jpeg to vector conversion an image can be scaled up to any size and still remain sharp, allowing the image to be used for virtually anything. The vector image will also maintain its color quality throughout size changes as well.
Whereas jpeg image information is stored within pixels, a vector images stores its information with mathematical accuracy into a system of what the graphic should look like. This information is a simple format of coordinates and formulas that are scaled up and down according to the image being scaled up or down, leaving the image proportionate in quality no matter what the size. These mathematical formulas sound very confusing, but for the skilled professionals that create these images it is quite easy and even fun! Vector images are made using specific applications that do take some of the guess work out of the mathematical portions. There are various applications available such as the Adobe professional illustrator and the Coral Draw.
The majority of these applications operate similarly to each other, allowing someone who has been trained on one specific application to be able to create vector images on the other applications as well. So, how do you create a vector image? The simple answer is that you use one of the applications described above. The first thing to do, which most of you have already done, is to pick the image that you want to use. For the first couple runs at this it is recommended to pick an image that is low in detail to save yourself from becoming overwhelmed with the many options available throughout the application.
Upload or scan the image you have selected and then open it within the editing software application that you have chosen. You will then want to click on the layer toolbar which will separate the layers of the image you have picked. Next you will select the background layer and duplicate this layer two times.
Turn off the visibility of the top copy, and then desaturate the middle copy by clicking on the edit tab near the top of your window and select the fade desaturate option. With the middle copy still selected click the images tab and select the posterize option, change this to level nine. Now you may change the background copy to visible. From here you will want to select the layers tab and create a new layer. Drag this new layer behind the background copy.
With the eye drop tool select an element within the photo and then use the pen tool and trace around the portion of the image selected to color.
Then simply add a new layer for each element and color of the picture. You can vary the opacity of each layer by dragging the sidebar which will allow it to become more transparent. Zooming options will allow you to create realistic shadows and more natural shadings within your image as well as adding additional layers and tracings for each shadow. When you are done ensure you have saved your final image with the .eps file tag in order to keep the vector formatting intact.
With lots of practice this method becomes an easy way to complete jpeg to vector conversions. Of course, there is also the easier option of hiring a trained professional that can quickly, and efficiently convert any and all of your jpeg images to vector images.