FORUMS: list search recent posts

bitmap becomes blurry when converting to vector graphic

COW Forums : Adobe Illustrator

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Eleonor Eliasson
bitmap becomes blurry when converting to vector graphic
on Jan 19, 2010 at 12:49:53 pm

Hi,

I have converted a bitmap logo to a vector graphic in illustrator, but when I did so, the logo became blurry because it made a bunch of weird vector elements in strange colors that i have to delete by hand to change the logo so it looks more like it should. Is there a quick way or a setting I can use to make my logo more sharp when converted to vector graphic? My logo is in color. Thankful for all help!


Return to posts index

John Mensinger
Re: bitmap becomes blurry when converting to vector graphic
on Jan 19, 2010 at 1:45:39 pm

You may be expecting something of Live Trace that it just doesn't do well. Precise but pleasing tracing results can be difficult to achieve. With the path fitting tolerance set to 2, it's not precise enough, but set it lower, and it's too precise, producing stepped edges where it "sees" pixels.

Live trace is nice for interpretive, artistic work, but if you need a truly viable vector version of a logo, you're best off tracing it manually using the Pen tool.

John M:
All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]