Easiest way to convert existing logo to vector?

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

  1. haqzore

    haqzore Habitué

    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

    Freelancer Aspirant

    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

    zappaDPJ Administrator

    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

    Freelancer Aspirant

    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

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

    Freelancer Aspirant

    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

    haqzore Habitué

    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.
  8. SarbjitGrewal

    SarbjitGrewal Aspirant

    I don't have these kinds of expertise and nobody can change an image to vector. There is possibility to turn vector to image that can be done through Adobe illustrator.
  9. Angryfrodo

    Angryfrodo Coder/Designer

    I believe most professional printing companies are able to print from .png files and retain the transparency without issue. I typically just export the vector image and paste it into photoshop as a vector object (Still scales the same way and retains transparency) then just change your canvas size to whatever size of the object you need printed, just make sure it's set a 300DPI and has a proper CMYK color scale/separate your vector into proper layers for each step of printing. Open pathing isn't an issue when the paths aren't really there.

    I typically provide my clients (Where applicable) a copy of the .ai file with licensing listed, as well as a .psd file with the vector object, or depending upon their capabilities a very large .png file. Most of my work is done in vectors for obvious reasons (Scaling for whatever needs you may have, tshirts, stickers, etc.) while retaining proper proportions without quality loss, lots of benefits there. Rarely do I find myself working directly in photoshop, aside from importing and arranging vectors. Photoshop is my go-to for digital painting and small-scale projects which typically wouldn't need printing. All made available at client request, of course.
  10. Yogavolito33

    Yogavolito33 Neophyte

    Export the image as a vector file.
    Click the File or Illustrator menu and select "Save As."
    Save a copy as an .ai file. This will let you easily re-open the file in Illustrator and make more edits.
    Select a vector format from the "Save As Type" menu.
    Do not save the file as PNG or JPG, as these are not vector formats.
  11. StaticAge

    StaticAge Enthusiast

    I've used Vector Magic before with some success. Depends on the image and what kind of detail is has though etc of course.
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