Easiest way to convert existing logo to vector?

Discussion in 'Graphics Discussion and Help' started by haqzore, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. haqzore

    haqzore Habitué

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    I have a logo for an existing site.
    I want to convert it to vector to allow resizing.

    I tried to follow tutorials to use Inkscape, but just can't get a good result.

    The logo is very simple. Very little detail.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Freelancer

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    There is no "magic trick" or any converter that does a job with sophisticated results. The best way is to have a graphics expert transform it manually.
     
  3. zappaDPJ

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    I've used the 'Trace' function in Adobe Illustrator for a quick fix. Results vary depending on the nature of the original image but you are unlikely to get something on the same level as a manual recreation.
     
  4. Freelancer

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    Illustrator Trace function will give you a "start" for complex stuff but then you have to manually clean it up. If you don't know what you are doing you end up with open path joints or thousand vector joints that will give browsers and printers a hard time.

    haqzorehaqzore can you post that logo here. I could give you an estimation on the effort.
     
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  5. haqzore

    haqzore Habitué

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    It's the logo @ cincyriders.com
     
  6. Freelancer

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    Okay, THAT is pretty easy... Do you have the logo in a high resolution? And the name of the font you used? Then it's even more easy. You could find someone who rebuilds this in an hour's work. I can offer that service, but I would charge an hour worth of money ... ;)
     
  7. haqzore

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    I'll have to check when I get time to get to my pc again.

    If I do, it's not much better than what's on the site.

    I'll have the font for sure, but I'm not married to that either.
     
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