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!
It would seem they want vector data.
Has the image been created with Vector Masks or is it a photographic image?
I scanned the actual black & white art (very simple line art) at 300DPI and
from that initial PSD, I still have it saved in a named folder. I showed
initial rough to client, by sizing the PSD to 600 pixels wide and saved as
a JPEG as of now. So in essence, it's just a "photographic image". I search
.svg too, getting a little more insight, and did appreciate your link here.
Wondering as to a way I could take the saved PSD and work it from there?
Does Adobe offer plug-ins to download and install that can be worked out
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM, c.pfaffenbichler
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.
Excellent information c.pfaffenbichler - much appreciated. Please recommend
a good source to download and install the 30 day trial? Would you be able
to answer additional questions if I have them? Basically I do single panel
static images (cartoons, clip art, comics etc.) and always colorized with
this most basic version of PS6.0 which has gotten me through....now this!
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 7:48 AM, c.pfaffenbichler
You should be able to download the installer from adobe.com.
There is also an Illustrator Forum:
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.
If I click the left "Download Now" on this page:
I think it's all I need, correct? I'd rather stay here and ask any
questions if I have them . . .what do you think? As for looking into
"improvements", I know what you mean. I get pretty complacent and have
stuck to this methodology....I need to start thinking out-of-the box. Let
me know if this page will be my go-to cure - THANKS
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:03 AM, c.pfaffenbichler
Hi c.pfaffenbichler...good getting that link from you. What I had done was
click the "DOWNLOAD" button on left. It took a while to actually download
and eventually install all required tools etc., but it allowed me to
install and try both:
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS6 and also ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6. To start, which of
these would allow me the best way to configure the file to .svg format?
Btw, I am also on Windows platform....I know, I know!
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:31 AM, c.pfaffenbichler
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.
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.
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