How to Convert a Photo into a Vector Using Corel Draw – Part 2

Continuing on the previous article we have arrived at the veil section, then for this article we complete the steps to completion.

  • We start from the eyebrows. I still use 3 Point Curves for tracing, click on 3 Point Curves, click and hold the mouse while moving to another point, release the click and move the pointer to the right, left, up, or down to adjust the curvature, click again to end
  • Don’t forget to combine the objects with the Weld Tool, how to click on one of the allis tracing results, press and hold Shift while clicking the other eyebrow tracing results, then select Weld
  • Give the color according to the wishes of friends, we use black, like this the result:
  • Now we start with the eye, the first part we are tracing is the eyelid.
  • Don’t forget to combine the objects with the Weld Tool, then give it a color
  • The next step we will be tracing the white part of the eye, make sure this part fits the size of the eyelid, you can use the Shape Tool to adjust the curve that you made.
  • Now tracing the black part of the eye, use the Elipse Tool
  • Adjust the size and shape to follow the original photo, also make a smaller copy of the circle to make the retina color. You can use Ctr C to copy and Ctrl V to paste, or reduce the outer / largest circle before releasing the left click, right click first. Group all the circles that you made earlier by selecting all the circles then pressing Ctrl G.
  • (Tips: So that the ratio of the circles is the same, When changing the size press and hold Shift)
  • Now we will cut the circle so that it fits the white part of the eye, how to click on the white of the eye, press and hold Shift while clicking the circle group. Click the Intersect Tool, then delete the circle outside the white of the eye by clicking then Delete
  • It’s time to color, beforehand Ungroup the circles with Ctrl U.
  • Do the same for the other eye tracing.
  • Continue to the nose
  • This one is one part that is quite difficult, namely the mouth, first we will make the floor of the oral cavity
  • Both tracing teeth
  • The third lip tracing. Tracing the outermost lips first, then add some shapes to add detail.
  • We have reached the final stage, namely face coloring and shading, this process determines the resemblance of a cartoon vector to the original photo. There are two ways of doing shading, first using the naked eye to tracing facial shadows or face curves, second using the help of the Posterize effect from CorelDraw or Photoshop. We’ll cover the second method.

How to give a posterize effect is as follows: Click the original photo – select the Effects menu in the menubar – Transform – Posterize

  • You will be asked to determine the posterize level, for the beginning we will use level 3.
  • In principle, Effects Posterize is used as our reference in determining the color difference between dark and light colors.
  • First we will be tracing the darkest color, in our photo which has been Posterize the darkest color is the gray which is on the cheeks and around the eyes.
  • The second color can be called the base color, because it is almost 75% dominant (Red in Figure 2.19). Friends don’t need to bother doing tracing, just give color to the basic shape of the face.
  • The third color is a color that is lighter than the base color (yellow in figure 2.19). First remove the color on the Base Front by clicking the white box with a cross
  • (Tips: Left click to remove the fill color, right click to remove the line color, also applies to color the shape or line)
  • The last color is the lightest color, friends can use white
  • To combine the results of the tracing of the face and veil, first group the results of the tracing of the face by selecting all the objects in the tracing results then pressing Ctrl G, do the same steps for the tracing results of the veil.
  • JIlbab Tracing Results Group, and Face Tracing Results Group (see image below)
  • Click on the tracing object of the face, then point the cursor at the top face node, like this:
  • Point the cursor to the Top Node on the Face (see image below)
  • Click and hold on that node, then drag it up to the hood node like this:
  • Shift the Face Object Node to the Veil Object Node (see image below)
  • Release the click after the nodes meet
  • The combined result of the Veil and Face Object (see image below)

Those are the steps for making a photo into a vector, then create your idea so that the photo looks more attractive, such as adding a background, text, or other ornament.

If you feel you can’t make it and it seems complicated, you can just order a service to convert photos to vectors on the website Votrait Pector .

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