Tips on converting Jpegs to SVG's

Asked at Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:30:58 GMT by Higgins Higgins


I don't use a tablet and draw my cartoons by hand, so I've been looking at ways around using svg's where I can, using .jpg and .png instead as you can see here in this very short video


It's working ok, but if you can suggest any settings for the converted .jpg to .svg to give a better finish I'd really appreciate it.

  • I like that you are re-tracing some paths for emphasis. You might consider controlling the play by re-ordering the path layers. What vector program are you using? If you are using only bitmap capture of paths (Photoshop, etc), the paths cannot be re-ordered (top path first); Inkscape or Illustrator allows this. Only my current understanding..... Also, I'd like to see a smaller hand or fingers-only to add the smaller elements.

    at Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:32:33 GMT by Cal Lucee

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  • Hello

    I am afraid the only way to make your JPG images into SVGs is to trace them really, you will need a programme like Illustrator or Inkscape. This process can be done without a drawing tablet, you may just have to edit the lines you have drawn a little more.

    Sorry that there isn't an easier way but like you see with the JPG images you are using there is almost an outline of each line being drawn in the picture, this is because there is no basic line in the image for VideoScribe to recognise. Unless this is added to the image and saved as an SVG it is always going to draw the outline of the lines in the images.

    There is a tutorial on how to make your images draw better in VideoScribe here.

    Hope this helps.

    Answered by Max Randall at Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:41:23 GMT
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