How to Convert a Photoshop Logo to Vector

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How to Convert a Photoshop Logo to Vector
You can convert a Photoshop logo into a vector-based graphic. (Ciaran Griffin/Lifesize/Getty Images)

When you use a logo, you want to make sure it is created as a vector file. Vector files define the image by calculating line segments; therefore, they create an image that can be scaled without pixelation. Many designers inadvertently create logos in Adobe Photoshop, which creates graphics based on pixels. Adobe Illustrator has incorporated a feature to help designers convert pixelated images into vector-based graphics.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open Adobe Illustrator.

  2. 2

    Click "File." Select "Place."

  3. 3

    Select "Flatten Layers to a Single Image." Press "OK."

  4. 4

    Click the drop-down menu next to "Live Trace." Select "Tracing Options."

  5. 5

    Select "Color" from the "Mode" drop-down menu. Change the "Max Colors" to "256."

  6. 6

    Click "Trace" on the control panel. Then, click "Expand."

  7. 7

    Review the logo to ensure that it copied correctly. You may need to conduct some fine-tuning if you have a complicated logo.

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