When creating designs with color and/or patterns I like to use Photoshop as my base program. It’s a lot easier to use when it comes to layers, overlaying, etc. and the steps are more straight-forward unlike Illustrator. However, SVG files saved through Photoshop always come out bleh and never look right. This is where I turn to my BFF – Illustrator and convert my PNG designs to HQ SVG files you can use for all your creative inventions.
Today, I am going to show you just how easy it is to convert a HQ PNG file into a HQ SVG file you can sell in your shop with no worries.
This step should be obvious, but go ahead and open up Illustrator! If you don’t have Illustrator yet, you can grab it here.
- Create a new document 12×12 inches in size
- Go to File > Place and locate the PNG image you wish to convert and place it in your document.
- Open up your “Image Tracer” (Object > Image Trace)
The settings for your image trace should be as follows:
- IGNORE WHITE
Click “preview” and watch the magic begin. (WARNING: This part takes a while)
- Save your image (File > Save As) and select SVG.
- You can now place the SVG file into a new document and add text, graphics, etc.
The new This Mama Prays logo was created using this very method.
Don’t forget to show us your creations in the comments below + visit toteallysvg.com for SVG files for #mombosses just like you!