How to turn an image into a vector using Inkscape

In this Inkscape beginner tutorial I will teach you how to How to turn an image into a vector using the Inkscape vector graphic program. Furthermore you will be able to use this technique on any image in addition to images of yourself.

 

 

Pixabay and Unsplash are a great source of free images. This tutorial uses a colourful Kingfisher bird. Turning it into a vector requires a bit of finesse and technique. Depending on the photo you have chosen, you may need to play around with the settings a bit to get the image how you like it. However it is easily learned and applied to various other photos. Image here: Kingfisher

Vectors are important to use in graphic design because they do not pixelate. They can also be scaled very large or small with no loss in quality. There are so many reasons for using vector format rather than raster. This method is absolutely free!

Saving the final vector to your computer is a s easy as going to File--> Export PNG. Then in the dialogue box choose Content. Voila! You are finished the project.

First of all, Ardent Designs  provides weekly Inkscape tutorials for beginners. Learn to create logo designs and vector graphic designs even if you have never used Inkscape before. Inkscape tutorials are intended to also teach beginners to use the program. Inkscape is an open-source free alternative to Illustrator therefore providing a free platform to learn.

Graphic design tutorials for beginners. Learn to easily create logo designs and vector graphic designs as a result of step-by-step instructions. Consequently you will be able to design even if you have never used Inkscape before.

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How to Turn an Image into a Vector

How to Turn an Image into a Vector Inkscape Tutorial