Convert an image to vector

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Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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I have an image that I want to convert to vector for printing. I have a non-background image and have selected the image as the path, but I am not being offered the current path as an option in the layer/vector mask/.... options. Can't figure out what's wrong here??

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New Here , Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022
Thanks all. Simply re-built the design in vector to avoid the problem. Thought there was a way to convert an image but I guess not.

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Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Hi @Cornelius24959523hf51 

 

Photoshop is a raster application.

 

You can convert from raster to vector using Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator, which is a vector application. There are various settings in the panel, and results depend on the starting image.

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

 

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Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Photoshop can't really convert to Vector (it can go the opposite direction; vector to pixels).

You can't print without pixels so all Vector originals need to be RIPPed so I'm not sure why you think you might need a Vector.


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Can you post some screenshot with Panels visible to illustrate the issue? Why you want to use path for mask if you need vector for print, that is not clear to me?

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Thanks all. Simply re-built the design in vector to avoid the problem. Thought there was a way to convert an image but I guess not.

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