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Does an easy process exist to convert hand drawings or photshop type designs to vectors? I like to hand draw and my friend can make nice designs using computer software (various programs) but can we convert to vector?

I had an onine guy say he could turn my drawing ( simple drawing into a vector for $100. That seemed to be unacceptable...?

Thank you !
 

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Old posts but many suggestions still apply.
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Old posts but many suggestions still apply.
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Thank you Joe!
 

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if you have drawplus up and running i can make a quick tutorial for you
you can draw with a pen, so you can just as easily make a vector for cutting
(yes $100 seems outrageous for what i have seen from you)

for more complex drawings it is best to draw on unlined paper with a black pen/marker,
then let a software program convert for you
 

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if you have drawplus up and running i can make a quick tutorial for you
you can draw with a pen, so you can just as easily make a vector for cutting
(yes $100 seems outrageous for what i have seen from you)

for more complex drawings it is best to draw on unlined paper with a black pen/marker,
then let a software program convert for you
Thank you! that would be amazing. I will contact you.
 

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Does an easy process exist
"Easy" is subjective, but all you really need is some practice.
Have a look at the link below. It's an old t-shirt design I copied from a photo. Took me 5 minutes.
I used GIMP and Inkscape to do this, but obviously Photoshop and Illustrator will work as well.
The first thing I normally do is adjust the levels, to make "select by color" in GIMP/Photoshop easier.
Then I import the image in inkscape/illustrator and use the automatic tracing tool.

For better tracing control, "selection to a path" in GIMP/Photoshop can be used as well.
Here is a quick demo of how this is done in GIMP.
 
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