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I'm using PS6.0 and a client wants ".svg" files

Dec 10, 2012 4:16 AM

I have a client requesting black and white line art be saved as a .svg file and when I looked at my current version of PS 6.0 (I know it's old and atiquated) I don't see that format in the dropdown in SAVE AS. Is there another format you can recommend which is in the vein of .svg which I can look for? This client wants basic black & white images they can "video transcribe" into an animated ad of sorts (or give my work to an animator), for an insurance company.

 

Thanks very much!

 
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    Dec 10, 2012 4:30 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics

     

    It would seem they want vector data.

    Has the image been created with Vector Masks or is it a photographic image?

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 4:48 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    If it’s a line drawing (basically BW) you could load it in Illustrator CS6, use Object > Image Trace (different in older versions obviously) to vectorize it and save a svg from there.

    You could install the 30 day trial if you don’t have Illustrator yet.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 5:03 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    You should be able to download the installer from adobe.com.

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=illustrator&loc=en _us

    http://helpx.adobe.com/download-install.html?promoid=JOPCN

    There is also an Illustrator Forum:

    http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator/illustrator_general?view =discussions

     

    now this!

    Well, if customers request vector data what are you gonna do?

    In any case you may want to look into what improvements (and other changes) have been implemented in Photoshop since version 6; there have been plenty, if they would be relevant to your work you’ll have to decide yourself. 

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 5:31 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    Maybe first check out the Sytsem Requirements to make sure the program will work at all on your set-up.

    System requirements

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 8:00 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    Make sure you run the updates check from the Help menu of these apps.

     

    Use Illustrator to trace the image and create vector artwork that can be exported in SVG format.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 8:02 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    Like conroy said, import the image into Illustrator (File > Place), vectorize it (Object > Image Trace should provide a decent start but some manual improvements might be necessary) and save a svg file from there.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 8:32 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    Use Adobe Illustrator CS6.

    Run the updates check as soon as possible.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:04 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    I told you in post 9. The Help menu. (There's an item named "Updates..."). Also do that for the Photoshop CS6 that you installed.

     

    When you start working in Illustrator, questions regarding the use of Illustrator should go to the Illustrator forum at http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator

     

    Questions about Photoshop are welcome here, of course.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:19 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    Bob20441 wrote:

     

    [...] where do I first navigate to?

     

     

    First navigate to http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator.html

    then http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:42 AM   in reply to Bob20441

    Is "Updates..." grayed out, or is it in black text but nothing happens when you click it?

     

    Anyway, an alternative is to download the two updaters shown in the image below and run them. Get them at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?platform=Windows&pr oduct=39

     

    Screen shot 2012-12-10 at 18.38.51.png

     
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