Convert handdrawn logo to perfect cirle

Community Beginner ,
Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

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Hi there!

 

I drew a logo in Photoshop which I now want to convert to vector in Illustration. I've used image trace, but am trying to figure out how to convert the logo to a perfect cirle (the edges of the logo are still quite messy). Converting to shape -> oval doesn't work. I normally just place a perfect circle behind my traced drawing, but this particular file isn't completely filled in (there is a white object at the bottom), so that doesn't work either.

I've attached a screenshot to make this whole story more clear!

 

Thanks in advance 🙂 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021
Eline, As I (mis)understand it, how about simply: 1) Place a (slightly smaller) circle in front of the logo (with best fit fully within the blue part and the black line ends of the astronaut), 2) Select everything and Ctrl/Cmd+7 to form a Clipping Mask? This will appear to cut the non transparent/white parts to be within the circle and leave the rest as is.

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You will need to draw the perfect circle and then subtract the white shape from it using the pathfinder panel.

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Hey Monika, thank you! When I trace the image in Illustrator it eventually gets a moon-like shape and is missing the astronaut.  It does not turn into an object with anchor points so I can't select just that part of the image. Do you have any other ideas?

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Can you perhaps show the traced result?

If you want to edit the paths afterwards, you need toexpand the trace. But I would only do that after having optimized the MAX out of the settings.

 

Please see my tips on optimizing the settings:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/image-trace-results-optimization.html

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I can't edit this post, but I meant Illustrator of course, haha 

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Eline,

 

As I (mis)understand it, how about simply:

 

1) Place a (slightly smaller) circle in front of the logo (with best fit fully within the blue part and the black line ends of the astronaut),

2) Select everything and Ctrl/Cmd+7 to form a Clipping Mask?

 

This will appear to cut the non transparent/white parts to be within the circle and leave the rest as is.

 

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