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Vectorizing cartoons?

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#1 flantoons


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

I am a "business" cartoonist, with a large archive of drawings. (jpegs)
I want to vectorize them to present them to vector-stock websites for sale.
What format should I use to save them?
And any more advice please?
I am considering using Inkscape.
Samples here:

Thank you.

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#2 semiotic


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:21 AM

Hi there, So if they are only going to be used online I would suggest saving a .SVG and/or .JPG in RGB color mode. If there is a chance that they will ever be printed you will also want a .EPS and/or .PDF in CMYK color mode. Great cartoons you got there, I wish you the best of  luck!

#3 NancySean


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:34 AM

In order to convert them into vector format you have use the illustrator or Corel draw software which will convert it into vector format.

#4 HerbertNordal


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:40 PM


First, a couple of questions...

How were these created? Are they hand drawn on paper and then scanned or photographed?

What is the resolution and size of your jpegs?


If your jpegs are smallish low resolution files, you are going to have a big problem with auto tracing.

The final image will not be professional quality suitable for resale.

Touching up the auto traced images can take more time than it is worth and still yield mediocre results.

In theory, auto tracing is ideal, in practice, it is a nightmare.


As you are a skilled artist, it may be easier to just redraw the cartoons in a vector drawing program.

By that I mean hand tracing. A graphics tablet with a touch sensitive stylus would help.

This is a daunting task, but with experience it will become second nature.


Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are the professional programs of choice, but simpler less expensive drawing programs might suffice for your needs.

You are going to spend a good deal of time doing this so you might install free trial versions to see what works best for you.


For a color pallet, I would suggest starting with spot colors (PMS), these can easily be converted to rgb or cmyk.

The vector art can easily be rasterized for those who still want that jpeg format. (not visa versa).


Additional suggestion... draw all your new cartoons in a vector program and avoid the whole digital conversion problem.


Hope this helps,


#5 alexishanran


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:03 AM

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#6 CandysPorfetto


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 02:47 PM

oo cool

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