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Could you tell me if I can do the following:

Take an image created in Word Paint, open it in Photoshop, do Save As a photoshop file? Once that done - does the new Saved As file automaticaly become a vector file? Or is there more to it?

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No, it's a bit more complicated than that (for one thing Photoshop is not a vector based program).
 

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I don't think photoshop can save vector files. Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw can.

In coreldraw you can import an image from paint and then do a "trace" of the image to vectorize it and then save the file as a vector.

There are also services that will take your raster graphic and convert it to a vector for you (like artworksource.com, vectordoctor.com)
 

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You will probobly pretty much have to redraw it by hand using the pen tool, unless it is a pretty clear bitmap 300 dpi or better in one color. Then you might be able to auto trace it. In either Corel Draw or Illustrator.
 

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Thank you guys,

In that case can you tell what must I do to get that done? So as of right now I have an image of a logo in Word Paint and I can find access to various software (Illustrator, Corel or other). Would you be able to instruct me in steps on how to convert it to the correct format?

Thanks a lot for your help.
 

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While the conversion process isn't that difficult, it sounds like you'd be jumping ahead of yourself to try it now. If you're on a limited timeframe I'd recommend outsourcing it to a vector conversion service (like one of the ones Rodney mentioned). Otherwise, I'd begin at the beginning; start learning a graphics program from the ground up, with the help of a good book or video tutorial or class or etc. (there is a good thread on the forums with various recommendations).
 
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