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Vector-izing images

Postby WesV » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:47 pm

I have a photograph I want to make into a stencil. Doesn't have to capture all of the original detail, but I just have no idea how to use photo editing software to make the transition to a vector image.

What programs do you guys use? If they are open-source, bonus points.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Vector-izing images

Postby dan howard » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:31 pm

Inkscape is a powerful open source program, lotsa good advice here http://www.inkscapeforum.com/
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Re: Vector-izing images

Postby Apothecary » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:16 pm

it doesnt sound like you need to vectorize. i think you can do the effects you need more easily in gimpshop. heres a pretty good tutorial.
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Re: Vector-izing images

Postby dan howard » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:43 pm

^^ yep, vectors only if you plan on having the stencil cut with a plotter
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