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How to Convert JPG to Vector on Adobe Illustrator

Vector pictures are the precise format to be used in logos, photos, or easy illustrations due to the fact they have clean strains and contours. Because they’re created using equations rather than pixels, they may be rescaled to any length without dropping clarity. Vector photos are often used in picture design, website design, and commercial marketing. While most vector photos are comprised of scratch, you may use image editing packages to “trace” JPG pics and convert them to vectors.

You can convert a JPG file to a Vector by using Adobe Illustrator.

  1. Open Adobe Illustrator.
  2. Switch to the “Tracing” workspace from upper-right corner menu and you will see the “Image Trace” panel.
  3. Add the JPG image from the file menu.
  4. Select the image and Image Trace panel will become active.
  5. Check the “Preview” box in the Image Trace panel.
  6. Try one of the presets in the Image Trace panel.
  7. Use the color slider to adjust color complexity.
  8. Expand the “Advanced” section of the Image Trace panel.
  9. Use the “Paths” slider to adjust how close the path follows the pixels.
  10. Use the “Corners” slider to round your corners.
  11. Use the “Noise” slider to reduce bleeds.
  12. Click “Trace” when you are done.
  13. Click the “Expand” button.

After expanding, from the file menu click on “Save as” and save a copy as an Adobe Illustrator file to easily open the file and make more details. Select a vector format from “Save As Type” menu. Save the file as SVG Format not PNG or JPG, as they are not vector formats.