ADVANTAGES OF MANUAL TRACING
Image to vector conversion, vectorization, vectorizing jpeg and png logos, converting sketches and illustrations to vectors
If you go over the forums you will notice that very often people around the world who need to convert their image to vector get advised to do it automatically either through online tools or through such vector applications as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
Having worked in the field of graphic design and specializing in vectorization has shown that the best way of vectorizing is only and only manual tracing. To understand this let’s look one by one at the following examples that will take us through pros and cons of manual and automatic vector conversions. For this purpose we have taken a logo with simple complexity in order to visualize the matter through illustrations.
With the advancement of technological progress the man has been constantly seeking new ways to automate different industries and the quality with efficiency have been the bottom line goals. However, it is not always the case in graphic design, especially in image to vector conversion. In the following example you can see how the above jpg logo is auto traced by Adobe Illustrator using 6 color mode.
At first sight when you look at the left part of the vectorized logo you can think that it looks totally fine and that you can work with it and use it in your projects. If you cast a second look you will see that the letters of the motto “Color always matter high quality printing” is completely distorted and appears out of shape. What is the matter? Why does this happen? The answer is when auto tracing function is applied to vectorize an image, it works by recognizing pixels of the image and accordingly convert those pixels to vectors. Unfortunately, perhaps also for some businesses luckily, our advanced machinery and software programs cannot yet give such solutions for vectorizing logos and images with the skills a human would use to do. The machine lacks the artistic touch of a designer who can easily gives unique design solutions while converting raster logos to vectors. And it is worth to note that the autotraced logo in the image has pretty high resolution. We can confidently assume that the outcome of automatic tracing would be far worse if the image initially had lower resolution. Thus we see that the advantage of auto vectorization is fast timing. However it has a major disadvantage which is the final result product. Automatic vector tracing function can be good for images with grunge effect and no how for high detailed images where you need to have smooth curves.
Now let’s look at how the hand traced vectorizing works. In the image below you can straightaway see that the logo looks sharp and fine and if you look deeper at the right side of the image you can see that every single letter of the logo is vectorized precisely as in the original, and there is no distortion.
As an extra proof of the better result for manual image to vector conversion, we also place here the outlined version of the logo.
While in auto tracing almost every one can press a button and get his/her artwork vectorized within seconds and it requires no particular skills, in manual vectorization you need more time and also special knowledge and skills of working with vector graphics to be able to properly vectorize your logos, artworks, illustrations or sketches.
Thus if you don’t have much time to spend on vectorizing your logo or you simply do not have appropriate skills and you are in need of an affordable and fast vector image conversion service you can consider using iVectorize.com which is an online professional conversion of raster image to vector service with 100% quality, accuracy, speed and high quality customer service.
iVectorize.com will help you to get rid of the pixelation of your logos and artworks within 24 hours preserving the same appearance of your original images and most importantly helping you save more! In case complex images which require many hours of work or heavily overburdened periods it might take a bit longer to vectorize your artworks or logos. You will be notified about the timing via email in advance before placing your payment. Most of the works range from $ 7-18 USD depending on their complexity. Please click here to see our price policy. At our vector service you can obtain any vector file format of your image with no extra pay. We only charge for the actual work of vectorization
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