how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

How to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator

Hello!!

Today I’m sharing a very quick but helpful tutorial: how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

If you need to use a watercolor painting for a project but the size of the original file is too small, you can always scale the image but it will end up pixelating and the design will look bad.
The solution to continue having high resolution at any size is to vectorize or digitize your watercolor art with Illustrator.
In this quick video tutorial, I’m showing you how to vectorize my watercolor heart clip arts, but you can do it with any painting you have!

In case you want to skip the video and just read the instructions, here you have it:

1. Drag and drop the watercolor painting to an Illustrator file.

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

2. Select it and click the option “Image Trace”

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

3. Open the tracing panel and tweak the options until you get the desired result

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

4. Remember to select “ignore white”

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

5. Click expand and you are ready to scale your new vector watercolor art!

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

2 Comments
  • Sacia
    Posted at 22:41h, 14 August Reply

    Thanks! So helpful!

    • Claudia Orengo
      Posted at 09:58h, 15 August Reply

      Glad it helped you Sacia! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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