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Mixing Vector and Raster

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by Clockwork Joe, Mar 15, 2013.

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    I have been doing this every once in a while for some of my graphics, sometimes I find it easier to draw my outline in Illustrator, copy/paste it to Photoshop to paint and color, then copy/paste back to Illustrator and use the original vector outline. I haven't really seen mixed graphics like this on the web. To me it looks good when done right.

    Does anyone else occasionally do this? Is this a big graphic design no-no? Any thoughts?
    SEMrush
     
    Clockwork Joe, Mar 15, 2013 IP
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  2. nagarajdh

    nagarajdh Member

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    Not a good idea to mix!
     
    nagarajdh, Mar 20, 2013 IP
  3. Clockwork Joe

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    Yeah, the more I've been playing around with it, the less practical it seems. /fail.
     
    Clockwork Joe, Mar 21, 2013 IP
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    If you plan on only using this a a set size then you could, if this is for logo design or or anything like that, it's a horrible idea. Otherwise, sure why the hell not.
     
    Ampix0, Mar 21, 2013 IP
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    bizarotrips Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why you have to run from AI to PS and back when you can do 100% vector graphic with Photoshop alone? Just use the pen tool as you do in Illustrator.
     
    bizarotrips, Mar 24, 2013 IP
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    lanotdesign Active Member

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    Hey Clockwork Joe
    It takes way more time doing that, and the end result is not even worth it. try the suggestions of our fellow DP members, use a pen tool or create entirely using illustrator.
     
    lanotdesign, Mar 26, 2013 IP
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    pxgfx Active Member

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    As they say, not a good idea.

    @Bizarotrips: Are you not using Illustrator in doing vectors?
     
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    pxgfx, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    bizarotrips Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do. I also use Photoshop, Corel Draw, end even Autocad :) It depends on the job that have to be done. But mostly for logo design and most of the graphic stuff I use Illustrator.
     
    bizarotrips, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    rolodex Well-Known Member

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    It's called Vexel. You can google it. http://en.wikipidea.org/wiki/Vexel. Pros have been doing this but I think not the way you do it, by going back and forth. And it sure does look good when done right.

    Heck, why don't I just upload an example?
    vexel.jpg

    This is a sample from www.noupe.com. The way they do it, you can look into Vexel Tutorials on the web. The key is colouring and tracing.
     
    rolodex, Mar 29, 2013 IP
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    Thanks! I'm just curious. I only have PS, have never tried illustrator.
     
    pxgfx, Mar 30, 2013 IP
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    I wouldn't go as far as to say this should "never" be done, but if your goal for the image is to be viewed digitally (on the web) or you are only going to print small copies of it, go for it. When it comes to graphics and design, there are no rules - find a style you like that blows people away. That's what it's all about. :)
     
    Norebbo, Apr 14, 2013 IP