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Leaf Stencil

Published on 
January 6, 2017

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​Often time a client comes to you with a photo of their favourite design with the objective that you replicate it in vector format. Of course the photo they send usually is very low in quality and/or obscured with shading or other objects that blur the edges you need to vectorize. An automated “image trace” just won’t work in cases like these. In the image you see here, I found that a Wacom Tablet and stylus worked best to get the free flow of lines that this leaf stencil required. As you see, the left portion shows the original photo that was heavily degraded and the right shows the completed hand drawn vector needed for professional printers to work with. No elements could be duplicated here to speed up the process but the payoff was well worth it.

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