Vectorise Illustrator | How To Vectorize Anything Using Illustrator (v2)

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How To Vectorize Anything Using Illustrator (v2)

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What is up, guys? Charlie pig is here. Welcome to another one well. That was so cringy. That video is so cringy I. I just can’t stand the way. I introduced that video. It’s terrible! I made that video back in June of 2017 I believe and honestly. I thought I was doing such a great job with the way I was presenting my videos, But now my quality standards have changed. Obviously you get better when you do things so much and I got better. So when I look back on that video, I just cringe so hard, literally. I just want to puke every time I see it. And, of course, it’s one of my videos with almost a million views. Why did it have to be that one? It could have been any other video. Thank you so much! Youtube, I appreciate it. You know what, guys I don’t like the quality of that video? So we’re remaking it today. This is version 2 of how to vectorize anything using illustrator, lets. Get it the funny thing about the last video that I made as so many people didn’t understand that illustrator is a vector program, so anything that we lay down as far as shapes text or anything like that goes, is going to be a vector image simply because those straighter is not raster based like Photoshop. It’s a vector based any image that we put into illustrator, and we trace over or do anything – we’re gonna make a vector out of that image, so so many people didn’t understand that, and they were calling me dumb, but I think it’s just so funny because they’re the ones that don’t understand it and, yes, these are real images that we’re going to be turning into vector graphics today, and we’re gonna do that two different ways and no way is right or wrong, Honestly, so rest assured that we’re working with vector today. Okay, in case you have any doubts. So the first image here on the left, we’re gonna actually create a realistic vector out of it, so it’s gonna have all of its colors and stuff like that, but one on the right is gonna be a lot more minimal, and it’s gonna be more line work. I found these axes on unsplashcom. You guys can go on there and type in axe, and you’ll see them right away. It’s like the first couple images, so they’re not very hard to find, but basically what I want to do for this first one is I want to hit P on my keyboard because I want to go to my pen tool. We’re gonna zoom really close into this axe, and I’m gonna trace around it with the pen tool, and I just want to make this a solid fill and you guys are gonna see what. I’m saying in a second and this is gonna be really cool. This one’s exciting to me so as you can see. I’m using these little anchor points. I guess you can say to round corners and you can like, click and drag to do that, so we’re just basically doing this and I’m gonna continue on with this handle. We’re gonna follow it around, but I was doing this for a client or something like that. I would definitely spend a lot more time, but this is for the sake of demonstration, so I just want to show you guys real quick so again. We’re gonna keep doing this until we get a pretty nice selection of the handle. I would definitely spend a little bit more time on it than I am. Because that’s how you’re gonna get the best results, obviously, so, but we’re looking pretty good right now. It’s not looking too bad and then we’re gonna round this top, which is super important. I probably could have did that. 1 1 anchor point. But it’s totally fine. So now we have a selection of it, right. Let me go ahead and raise the opacity on that that selection. So what we want to do now is make a mask, so make sure you’re selecting the image and the acts at the same time. Go to these two circles on the right hand side that should say transparency and what you want to do is click and make a mask and look what it’s gonna do. It’s gonna make a mask around the axe because we’re using that shape to cut it out. If that makes sense from here, what we can do is we can actually go to object and rasterize this, and I want to rasterize it with transparency, so make sure transparent is selected and click. OK, and now it’s gonna become just a flat image right from here. What I want to do is go to image trace, and then you’re gonna see some stuff happen. It’s gonna look kind of ugly right now, but what we want to do? Is we want to go right up to view where it says tracing results and on the left hand of that, you’re gonna see image trace panel from here. We want to click preset and we want to choose three color, six color, or 16 colors after it’s done with this processing. You can see what it looks like, right, and you can do a bunch of different advanced adjustments to it. There’s a lot of loading times, Unfortunately, because this is a really hefty graphic that we’re vectorizing, but it’s totally worth it because you get a cool result at the end. Let’s go and try lowering the noise as well and see what that does so basically by lowering the noise, you’re adding more detail to the image. This is looking pretty good. There’s definitely some more stuff. I’d do to it, but overall it looks good and I’m happy with it, so the next step that I want to do. The final step is go all the way down to ignore white. We want to go ahead and ignore the background, right, because the background is white right now, so we want to ignore that, so we just have the axe to work with, so let that load real quick, and it’s gonna get rid of the white background automatically. Once you click ignore white, it’s going to get rid of the background, and then you can go up to this big button that says expand up here as soon as you click that you’re gonna have just the axe to work with, so as you can see, we have a vector acts now out of a real life image so that my friends is how you turn a real image into a vector, so that’s the first way we can do it, which is a pretty popular way, and it looks really, really cool. There’s a couple other things that we can do, though. So let’s go and make this bigger first, so we can see what we just did as you can see. This looks like a real ax, right, and it’s a vector, so we can actually resize this to any size, and it’s gonna look really good. It’s not gonna lose quality like you would with. Photoshop see what Photoshop it’s raster, right, so if you take a small image and you try to blow it up, you’re gonna get a really pixelated image with illustrator. That’s not the case because it’s a vector, so that’s the first way to do it, and we’re really preserving all the colors and the ax, but there’s another way to do it, so let’s go and go to this other image right here, and this is X number two, and we’re gonna take the pen tool once more, and we’re just gonna start selecting around the ax like we did the previous image, so we’re doing the same exact step Pretty much right as you can see. You can really do a lot with this and you can get as much detail in this as you want. It depends on how much time you really want to spend on it. So now we have that outline of the ax, and we can really do whatever we want from here, but let’s say we just want to take it a little step further. So what I want to do is actually lock that axe layer. We’re gonna create one more layer above that, and we’re gonna start making some wood pattern and you can really like. I said just do so much stuff with this. This is definitely not the best wood pattern. I have ever done, I’m just throwing that out there, but it’s really quick and just really gritty, right, We’re just trying to get it done. The cool thing about using the pen tool is that we can thicken lines later on. If we don’t like how thick they are now so I can select all the lines. Maybe you’re just not selecting the wood pattern and I can raise the stroke. See, we can make it a thicker stroke, so we use the pen tool in two different ways to create two different style vector graphics so again we’re taking a real live image and we’re vectorizing it. And who’s to say you can’t do this with any image, so I rest my case you can vector any image using illustrator. We have a nice axe graphic, and yes, it is vector. Its vector case as a quick added bonus. I’m going to show you guys how to save this as a PNG. So let’s say you want to save these axes or this entire document as a PNG. All you want to do is go up to file export and you want to export as and then from here, you can actually slow. P&G, that is how it’s done. Guys, That’s how you vectorize anything using illustrator, and don’t tell me that wasn’t vectorizing anything you can go take any image offline right now and bring it into illustrator and create a vector image out of it. Okay, so I don’t want to hear anybody telling me otherwise, because yes, illustrator is a vector program, so anything that we create an illustrator is going to be vector If you say otherwise, you just don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m just gonna throw that out there, so I am so glad I got that off my chest. It feels so good, but anyway, guys. I had so much fun making this video. I hope you learned something new today. And if you did, let me know in the comment section below, I would be willing to bet A lot of you are gonna take photos of your cat or dog and make a vector image out of it in Illustrator. Now, because you watch this video, Let me know if I’m right about that. I just have a feeling that’s gonna happen. The reality is this guy’s. I film that how to Vector has anything Version1 video back in 2017 when I didn’t know anything about presentation or videography or anything, right, the only thing I really knew was designed, so that video sucked. It really did, it was terrible and it could have been so much better, but that is how we grow. We learn from our mistakes, but if you fast forward to 2019 right now, look how far. I’ve come because I didn’t give up. So just don’t give up. Guys, take it from me. If you’re struggling to get better at something, keep struggling, keep working your butt off. You will overcome any obstacle. You have to learn to overcome adversity guys so. I just want to let you guys know that you’re not alone. We all have to start somewhere and you can’t. Let negativity get to you. That’s the bottom line, but guys, thank you so much for watching you guys already know. I make videos like this one every single week. So make sure you are subscribed. So you don’t miss another video? Keep creating keeping awesome. I’ll catch you guys in the next video peace. Starbucks and I’ll pack up. That makes a lot of sense. What are we gonna name this alpaca? Let me see so a lot of you came up with names. I think the name that I want to go with is Gus because my last name is Peng Gus and somebody by the name of Chris. Kay, you’re the homie! Chris, thank you so much for always commenting on my videos. Chris said I should name him. Gus and I think that is a fantastic name. So the Alpaca’s name is now. Gus, okay. Gus, meet my subscriber’s subscribers. Meet Gus. This is the alpaca that is in all my videos. I hope you guys are enjoying it. He’s taking a break this video, but he might hide in the next video. Who knows guys? I’ll see you in the next one peace.