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Nelson May
help with converting to vector files
on Nov 10, 2009 at 6:51:10 pm

I am very new to PS3 and PS4. I have watch the lynda.com tutorials.

I have 5 files in various formats. They are logos and the client wants them will an alpha channel and in vector format. I have jpegs and gifs. I know I can use the magic wand and background erasure to get the alpha channel. that is a no brainer.

Can I convert these to vector images? via smart objects? It can I make a smart object and trace a layer around say...text...logo element...then fill it in and save it as a vector file. (without the layers I traced)

If there is a faster and easier way, let me know.

Cheers.

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David Johnson
Re: help with converting to vector files
on Nov 14, 2009 at 6:28:02 pm

I'm still using CS3 so, unless there is some new magic I'm unaware of in CS4, you can save raster images in vector file formats, but you cannot truly convert a raster file into a vector file.


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