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Turning an image into a vector involves a process called vectorization, where a raster (pixel-based) image is converted into a vector (path-based) format. Here's a general guide on how to vectorize an image:


The Below information is not for the unexperienced! This is to help you understand what is involved in turning an image into a Vector. We are Experts in Graphic Design and Vectorisation.  Leave it to the experts if you are unsure!


Using Vectorization Software:

Adobe Illustrator:

Open Adobe Illustrator.

Choose “File” > “Open” and select the raster image you want to vectorize.

Select the image, and then go to “Image Trace” in the toolbar.

Adjust the tracing settings to achieve the desired level of detail and color.

Click “Expand” to convert the traced image into vector paths.

Inkscape (Free and Open Source):

Open Inkscape.

Import the raster image using “File” > “Import.”

Select the image, then go to “Path” > “Trace Bitmap.”

Adjust the tracing settings and click “OK” to apply.

Ungroup the traced image (if necessary) and edit the vector paths as needed.

Online Vectorization Tools:

If you don’t have access to vectorization software, there are online tools that can help:

Vector Magic:

Go to the Vector Magic website.

Upload your image.

Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust settings and download the vectorized result.


Upload your image.

Adjust settings if available and download the vectorized result.

Important Tips:

Adjust Settings: Most vectorization tools allow you to adjust settings such as color levels, detail, and smoothing. Experiment with these settings to achieve the desired vector result.

Cleanup: After vectorization, you may need to clean up the vector paths. Use the editing tools in your vector software to refine and simplify the paths.

Save in Vector Format: Once you’ve vectorized the image, save it in a vector format like SVG, AI, or EPS to maintain its scalability and editability.

Complex Images: Keep in mind that complex images with many details may require more manual editing after vectorization.

Vectorization is a powerful tool, but the results can vary depending on the complexity of the original image and the settings used during the vectorization process. Always review and edit the vector paths as needed to ensure the best quality.