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How to vectorize an image in Photoshop | Publishers

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 MannaraOpen the image you want to vectorize in Photoshop Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

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 MannaraCrop image with vector stroke Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

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 MannaraCreate stroke selection in Photoshop Photo: Playback / Barbara Mannara

Create stroke selection in Photoshop Photo: Playback / Barbara Mannara

Step 4. Select "Window" and select "Paths";

Activate the Paths window Photo: Reproduction / Barbara MannaraActivate the Paths window Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

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 MannaraCreate a Work Path to create vector selection Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

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 MannaraBe drawn with dots to work on the vector Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

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 MannaraExport the demarcation to work with the vector over the stroke in Illustrator Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara

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

Vector lets you zoom in without losing resolution Photo: Playback / Barbara Mannara

Now just create your vectors and enjoy the maximum resolution.

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