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
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.
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.
Thanks Conroy...so to reiterate, I'll use the version of ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
CS6, correct? And when you mention running updates check, should I do this
prior to configuring the image? Thnaks
Use Adobe Illustrator CS6.
Run the updates check as soon as possible.
thanks....when I open it up, where do I click to run an updates check? In
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.
I opened Illustrator and went to "help" checked for "updates" and
updated....is there anything else I ought to do prior to opening image for
preparing as .svg file? If not, where do I first navigate to?
I opened Photoshop CS6, went to "help" but "updates" is not
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&product=39
updates was greyed out and suddenly notice appeared all updates were OK