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11/29/2017 09:04:31 PM · #1
Has anyone done this? A client has asked me to provide him with a vector version of the image I created for him. I do not have Illustrator.
11/29/2017 09:43:39 PM · #2
What kind of image is it? Areas of flat color? Photographic detail?
11/29/2017 10:25:51 PM · #3
Originally posted by GeneralE:

What kind of image is it? Areas of flat color? Photographic detail?


Just a jpg. He wants the who image as a vector.

I've seem some tutorials and it's waaaay too complicated that I can tell, and told him so. So he's going to do it himself.

But I'd like to know in case someone else asks for it (no one else ever has).
11/29/2017 11:01:06 PM · #4
Vectors start with outlines and fills (which can be gradients). The Paths in Photoshop are similar to the vectors drawn by Illustrator.

The problem is that the paths in Illustrator are defined by equations which can be scaled pretty much at will without degradation.

By contrast, images in Photoshop (and from cameras) are described by assigning color values to individual pixels (like tiles in a mosaic), and when you increase the size you either enlarge each individual pixel (creating a coarse or "pixelated" image) or you create new pixels with color values derived from the surrounding pixels, often leading to a loss of detail.

It's hard to turn a photo into a true vector image.
11/30/2017 01:04:35 AM · #5
Yeah, it sounds like a full-time job.

I hope this request is not going to be a trending thing....

ETA - I enlarged a jpg to 8 feet, and while there was a bit of loss, the detail even at that size is amazing.

So I'm not sure what vectoring it might have accomplished....

Message edited by author 2017-11-30 01:05:33.
11/30/2017 01:47:19 AM · #6
I have a PS action to do this job, Wait this evening and will post it later when on my home computer

https://graphicriver.net/item/vector-art-photoshop-action/20833816?ref=IndWorks&clickthrough_id=1135338547&redirect_back=true



Message edited by author 2017-11-30 08:27:53.
11/30/2017 10:50:45 AM · #7
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

I have a PS action to do this job, Wait this evening and will post it later when on my home computer

https://graphicriver.net/item/vector-art-photoshop-action/20833816?ref=IndWorks&clickthrough_id=1135338547&redirect_back=true


It still looks complicated!!

It's the editing of the vector paths... etc.

Also, does it only produce the oil paint effect?

Message edited by author 2017-11-30 10:53:11.
11/30/2017 11:04:44 AM · #8
You can modify how the effect is used. That's a VERY nifty tool. As far as editing the vector paths go, you don't HAVE to, that's up to the client. The only people who'd ask for this are folks who want to work with vector graphics, eh? Anyway, they are fun. That action opens up a whole WORLD of different ways to approach Extend4ed Editing :-) Plus he has some other really cool ones at the bottom, all inexpensive. A real treasure trove...
11/30/2017 12:32:55 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

You can modify how the effect is used. That's a VERY nifty tool. As far as editing the vector paths go, you don't HAVE to, that's up to the client. The only people who'd ask for this are folks who want to work with vector graphics, eh? Anyway, they are fun. That action opens up a whole WORLD of different ways to approach Extend4ed Editing :-) Plus he has some other really cool ones at the bottom, all inexpensive. A real treasure trove...


Sigh.

Guess it's time to learn something new....
11/30/2017 02:05:39 PM · #10
Originally posted by tanguera:

Sigh.

Guess it's time to learn something new....

Isn't that why you joined this site? ;-)

If it's any consolation I'm going to have to try and figure it out too, and I've been using Photoshop since before Adobe bought it ... :-(
11/30/2017 02:07:15 PM · #11
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

I have a PS action to do this job, Wait this evening and will post it later when on my home computer

https://graphicriver.net/item/vector-art-photoshop-action/20833816?ref=IndWorks&clickthrough_id=1135338547&redirect_back=true


It doesn't work with CS5 :(
11/30/2017 02:20:16 PM · #12
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edit: oops, I thought the thread said "vaporize". Sorry.

Message edited by author 2017-11-30 14:20:24.
11/30/2017 03:11:02 PM · #13
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1030325.jpg

edit: oops, I thought the thread said "vaporize". Sorry.


It sucks that Godzilla is dyslexic....
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