Vectorize a bitmap.

As illustrator I ask myself on how to maintain the freshness of the images that I create manually.

Often it is not easy because when I vectorize a bitmap I always find a myriad of nodes that .... I do not want!

The software I use, inkscape, has this problem: for each bitmap vectorized it finds, because of its excessive sensitivity, too many nodes.

This was a big problem because, honestly said, it made ​​me lose the will to make images manually ("If I have to lose hours to eliminate unnecessary nodes, better not make them your own," I told myself).

Yet, by dint of searching, I finally found the correct operation for well vectorize bitmaps and write it here, because it might be useful to someone.

First of all, once scanned the picture, I always correct image. I avail myself of an old software scatter, I have on the pc: through that I delete every imperfection in the image, thus reducing problems in vectorization.

Without this, I vectorize. I tried several techniques, including a trial version of vector magic, and finally I solved the problem: a few nodes, those really useful, and the possibility to create the image with the quality that I ask!

Someone who had the same problem solved in an easier way?

If so, write it here: I would love to hear your experiences.


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June 15, 2013


Thank You Hanbaoluan ;)
I just see Your portfolio and I want to post here one of Your images: I find it magnificent a very explotion of color an beauty :)


June 15, 2013


Very creative and beautiful pictures, I wish you good luck!

June 12, 2013


Also inkscape has something similar, but that option doesn't work very well because it deletes the useless nodes modifying also the shapes of the lines! :(

June 10, 2013


That is solved smoothly with Corel Draw X6. Has a special tool to reduce the nodes. Just select all and then navigating a button that is eliminating leaving only the necessary nodes. Solve the problem in a matter of SECONDS.

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