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Vector Magic

Postby Solty » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:07 am

Any of you guys use Vector Magic? I just picked up the PC Desktop version and excited for what it can do!

The online version is cost effect as well....but limited in what it can do.

http://www.vectormagic.com/
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Re: Vector Magic

Postby marmoset » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:12 am

Illustrator and Freehand both do this. The function is called auto-trace.
Inkscape (the freely downloadable vector program) has it also- it is called potrace I think. Here is the link.

I know in Illustrator and Freehand there are a zillion little tweaks you can use to fine tune the final result.
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Re: Vector Magic

Postby homebrew » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:18 am

It's really evolved in the last few years. I've used it a couple of times, but I use Illustrator for pretty much everything I do. It's definitely a good resource for those that don't have access to AI, Corel or FH.
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Re: Vector Magic

Postby marmoset » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:28 am

homebrew wrote:It's really evolved in the last few years. I've used it a couple of times, but I use Illustrator for pretty much everything I do. It's definitely a good resource for those that don't have access to AI, Corel or FH.

Are you talking about Inkscape or Vector Magic?
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Re: Vector Magic

Postby MotoDj » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:54 am

i've only used Flexi-Sign Pro7
it does alot, but i've never compared it with any others...

i will say that i haven't seen a real good "trace" feature befor, they work for simple colors, but shading really screws with clean lines
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Re: Vector Magic

Postby homebrew » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:59 am

marmoset wrote:
homebrew wrote:It's really evolved in the last few years. I've used it a couple of times, but I use Illustrator for pretty much everything I do. It's definitely a good resource for those that don't have access to AI, Corel or FH.

Are you talking about Inkscape or Vector Magic?


Vector Magic. I remember when it was first online as a college research project I believe.
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Re: Vector Magic

Postby pembertonian » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:11 pm

I use gimp to adjust bitmap's threshold and then use the trace function in inkscape. gotta love open source software!
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