Converting Hand Drawn Art Into Vector Art?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dee Dee, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Guest

    Just wondering:

    How would one convert hand drawn art into computer vector art?

    I own Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop ... I'm somewhat experienced with the
    programs, but there's ALLOT I don't know about them. Is there a way to do
    it with these programs, other than the 'trace' tool?

    Is there a program that does this easily?

    Other than the programs I have or another 'perhaps' expensive program, is
    there any other way to acheive this?

    What I want to do:

    Draw my own art (let's just say a pumpkin for now) - be able to take that
    art and give it effects such as I can do in Illustrator.

    All suggestions and information gladly welcomed!
    Dee
     
    Dee Dee, Aug 29, 2006
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  2. Dee Dee

    HTech Guest

    Hi Dee,

    Illustrator CS2 has a feature called 'Live Trace' which does exactly what
    you want.
    Works pretty good. If you have CS2, it's all in the help files.
    But basicly, you import a photo/drawing into Illustrator (place/copy-paste)
    and hit the live trace button.
    There are some presets or you can make your own settings.

    H.
     
    HTech, Aug 30, 2006
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  3. Dee Dee

    Aaron Guest

    Depending on what you expect the outcome to be, it's not always a great
    idea to automate tracing. LiveTrace, I've heard, works pretty well, but
    you will always end up with awkward shapes.

    I much prefer tracing by hand if the output is meant to be a "graphic
    interpretation," or logo. Sure, it's time consuming, but anything worth
    doing is worth doing right. Right?

    --
    Aaron

    "Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems
    good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the
    rest." -- John Stuart Mill
     
    Aaron, Aug 30, 2006
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  4. Dee Dee

    Dave Guest


    Corel Paint Shop Pro X

    Dave
     
    Dave, Aug 30, 2006
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    Jean Pierre Daviau, Aug 31, 2006
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  6. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Guest

    Hi H,

    Yup, I'm saving my money to buy CS2 for sure ... thanks.

    Dee
     
    Dee Dee, Aug 31, 2006
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  7. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Guest

    Hey Dave,

    Hmm??? Well, I love Illustrator .. and that's what I learned on .. so think
    I'll stay with that. I'm going to buy CS2 when I get the money together.

    I have heard good things about Corel though .. so someday I might check it
    out. :)

    Dee
     
    Dee Dee, Aug 31, 2006
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  8. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Guest

    Yup ... have heard allot about that also ... gonna look at it too.

    Thanks Jean
     
    Dee Dee, Aug 31, 2006
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  9. Dee Dee

    Dee Dee Guest

    Hi Aaron,

    I hear ya ... until I can buy CS2, I'm going to try that .... see how well I
    can do. :)

    Dee
     
    Dee Dee, Aug 31, 2006
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    Fishface Guest

    Fishface, Sep 3, 2006
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