I have a logo drawn in PS (saved as .psd) and I need it to be vector so that I can make it huge and printable. Is there any way to convert the small psd file into an illustrator file?
TraXter , Hi.
For members to help you better, please post a screenshot of your Photoshop logo.
Lets go from there.
Hopefully you have saved an unflattened .psd file.
Logos are best created from the very start in a vector application such as Illustrator, rather than starting with a raster image editing program, such as Photoshop.
In Photoshop, you will need to first select or hand Pen trace a hard edge to create you all your paths.
(High resolution, Closed Paths, No transparencies, No raster effects)
Illustrator's Auto Trace is not always a wise choice.
Hope that gets you started.
edit: also helpful to provide the name of font logo and what version of Illustrator you are using.
[Edited on 12/12/2009 by KRB]
The thing is: I know how to trace and I do know that logos should be made in Illustrator, but I made a scetch in PS and I'm really satisfied. I dont want to trace tho whole logo :/
I'm wondering if theres any way that Illustrator can read the layers and "autotrace" the image? Is there such a function?
Without posting a screenshot of your present ps logo, it is hard to advise.
Whether digitally created in PS or a scan from a pencil sketch, final logos are best created in a vector program.
Some helpful tips, import your ps file into Illustrator.
Create CLOSED paths.
Go from there.
• Use Illustrator’s Pen/Pencil tool to trace. Adjust your tool preferences.
• Create custom Brushes to apply to paths.
• A Wacom tablet can also aid in drawing.
• Illustrator also has Auto Trace. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Custom settings there also.
• Outline your final type font
• Do Google tutorial research on the topic. Illustrator Help search is also good.
Hopefully that helps at least get you started.
Maybe some other members can help guide you.
edit: Are you new to Illustrator?
What version of Illustrator are you using?
[Edited on 12/13/2009 by KRB]