After you import the bitmap into Illy, you need to trace it or just redesign it in Illy. Importing an image into Illy does not vectorize it. You have to either trace the bitmap or design the logo in a vector drawing program. If you're doing a lot of vinyl cutting, you'll want to start using a vector drawing program instead of Photoshop.ok i got illustrator cs2 and imported my logo but i dont know what to do next
ive used photoshop for years so im guessing ill grasp ill. easiest being an adobe product. im just having trouble grasping the new file types and what is appropriate to cut. as when i needed a pic of lets say a basketball using photoshop id just go to the web grab a pic and incorporate it into my design. so i guess what im asking is do all vectors need to be created from scratch? because my concern comes from the prospect of a customer having a precreated logo in the wrong format but want the exact image on the product. also im only cutting vinyl not printing letterings no biggy its just the darn pics. thanks so much for all your help guys =]Hello Nick,
I see this a lot on the forums and I completely understand. If you are working with a plotter now you need to know that everything you want to output needs to be in vector not bitmap. Programs like illustrator and coral are going to become your best friends. Anything that's not vector will have to be recreated in vector. Photoshop will not be a suitable program for you to create files to plot with. Let us know if you need any help making the jump to a program like illustrator. We are here to help.