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  Vectorize a Logo From an Image


31. To give the lines a slightly heavier weight, I added a Curves adjustment layer. Click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves. In this example the curve was dragged to the shape in the screenshot below. Make sure the Preview checkbox checked so you can see the effect of the curve adjustment in the document window.

32. Below is a view of the image with all the adjustments. The lines look distinct and heavy and easy to trace.

33. In this case I felt it was best to work with a grayscale image in Adobe® Streamline®. The default color settings work well with grayscale images in Adobe® Streamline®. This will be a color separated logo anyway so you can use grayscale for any one color. After it is converted to vector art, we will assign a PMS (PANTONE) spot color to these objects. Click Image > Mode > Grayscale to convert the image to grayscale.

Part II: Trace The Butterfly

34. Launch Adobe® Streamline®, then click File > Open and navigate to the grayscale Photoshop® file to open it. The document window will look something like the one below.

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