Vectorizing an image in Photoshop allows you to work with the photo with higher resolution, because the vector works by draw, not by pixels. Thus, it is possible to expand the image to the size that the user needs, without losing the quality. When you set the vector in Photoshop, the editor gives you the option to export it to Adobe Illustrator to work with the image in the graphic design program. Check out the following tutorial how to vectorize an image in Photoshop.
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Step 1. Open the image you want to vectorize in Photoshop. To do this, go to "File" and then "Open" to select the photo;
Open the image you want to vectorize in Photoshop Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 2. Now you need to crop exactly the stroke you want for the vector. For this, the most practical tool is the "Magnetic Loop", which will automatically select by color / brightness difference. It is also possible to use the "Pen Tool" for more exact clipping;
Crop image with vector stroke Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 3. In this test we will use the "Lao Magntico". Make all the outline around the image, with the nuances you want to appear in the vector. At the end, press "Enter" on the keyboard to create a dotted selection;
Create stroke selection in Photoshop Photo: Playback / Barbara Mannara
Step 4. Select "Window" and select "Paths";
Activate the Paths window Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 5. Open a tab on the side of the editor. Go to the "Paths" menu in the upper right corner and select "Create Work Path";
Create a Work Path to create vector selection Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 6. All selection will be demarcated to be worked as a vector;
Be drawn with dots to work on the vector Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 7. Now you can access "File", "Export" and "Paths to Illustrator" to better work your vector in the specific program;
Export the demarcation to work with the vector over the stroke in Illustrator Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 8. When you open in Illustrator, you will already find the right points for perfect, line-quality vector tracing, zooming or expanding as you prefer.
Vector lets you zoom in without losing resolution Photo: Playback / Barbara Mannara
Now just create your vectors and enjoy the maximum resolution.