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How to vectorize a vehicle to look like clipart?

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by jeffkics, May 4, 2018.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    As others have said... no quick and easy way. It just depends on how much time you want to spend with details, coloring, realism. Here are a couple of jobs I have done
     

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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    What Photoshop, with the help of some third party products, does well is to allow one to enlarge a photo beyond reasonable limits and use artistic effects to hide any flaws that develop. Here's a couple of examples where the image was enlarged about 9,000% and then modified.
     

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  3. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Are we sure this isn't done with some sort of art pen and brushes that turn to vector? Seems if you had a wacom tablet of sorts you could probably make quick work of this is.
     
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  4. screener24242

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    there isn't a plug in, there isn't an easy button, the only real tool is talent. Having the knowledge and skill to draw this type of art is what separates one shop from another, like tattoo artists. Most shops will buy clipart and think it looks great and there are shops that can draw and create art. If you can respect and appreciate good art, take a look at these guys:

    Commission – Worker
     
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  5. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    Why don't you call the T-shirt shop and introduce yourself.
    Tell them your story, that you like the artwork that was on the T-shirt from your customer.
    Ask them how they did it.
    Ask if the opportunity arise if they do work for the trade.
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    This is about the best and most logical appraoch.
     
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  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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  8. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    I drew this up in vector format from a customer's drawing of their car. There is no substitute for putting vector points together; no filter is going to get you to quality vectors. I think this took 10-12 hrs of intense drawing and had 22 layers to keep things organized/locked while I was drawing it. LOTS of gradient meshes.

    The new CC Illustrator "Width Tool" is a really helpful tool and being able to fade out (gradient/transparency effect) strokes is also a real helpful feature for things like this but I think I made this before these tools came out.
    Untitled-1.jpg car redrawn4.jpg Untitled-2.jpg
     
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  9. SignsSupport

    SignsSupport Support & Tech Administrator

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    Awesome work you guys. Quite talented.
    Were both created in Illustrator?

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  10. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    Yes, I work primarily in Adobe CC products.
     
  11. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    yes I also use Adobe CC and a wacom tablet
     
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