Advice 1: How to convert fonts to curves

Translate fonts into curves - here's what you need to do first of all, if you are going to send you made the layout for printing. Or want to transfer it to another computer, where there might not be a font set similar to yours. Otherwise when you open the file you have selected fonts will be automatically replaced by others, and it is unlikely to adorn the layout. By the way, reinstalling the system on your computer will create the same problem, at least until you install a pack of fonts similar to the former. In various graphic editors ways of transferring fonts to curves different from each other. Consider the most common of them.
How to convert fonts to curves
You will need
  • Computer;
  • - graphic editor;
  • - graphic layout with text.
Abobe Photoshop: In bitmap image editors operation similar to transfer fonts to curves in the vector is called "rasterization".Open the layers palette if it is not in the workspace. You can do it through "Windows" menu or by pressing F7. Find in the palette the text layers are marked with icon in the form of the letter T. If more than one, select them all by clicking the left mouse button, holding down the Shift key.Adobe Illustrator: If your layout a large number of text objects, you will quickly find them all the following menu items: "Select - Object - Text objects". You will see that all the text in the file highlighted. If the text object is only one, just highlight it with the tool "Selection".In CorelDraw: To highlight all text objects use the menu "Edit - Select All - Text".
In Abobe Photoshop: Use the menu "Layer", and subparagraphs "Rasterize - Type".In Abobe Illustrator: Open the menu "Type" and select "Create Outlines". Or just press Shift+Ctrl+O. In CorelDraw: go to the menu "Arrange" item "Convert to curves". Or use the shortcut Ctrl+Q.
Fonts converted to curves or rasterized, it can not be more than text editing. Therefore, always keep a copy of your layout is not converted to curves, fonts, in case you need to make changes to it.

In CorelDraw converted to curves fonts it is desirable to group the separate words or sentences, because words when "skriveni" split into separate objects. Grouping prevents possible displacement or loss. In Abobe Illustrator this is not necessary, since words and sentences remain a single entity after being converted to curves.
Useful advice
Need to transfer fonts to curves can be avoided. For this you need to copy and install everything you used in this layout and the fonts on the computer where you plan to open a layout.

Standard fonts installed with the operating system, curves can not translate by default they should be on any computer.

Advice 2: How to convert photo in vector

Convert raster image to vector or, in other words, the trace is one of the basic skills that should have Illustrator, web designer, flash animator, and any other person of a similar profession. Work created in this way usually lose their original appearance, but leave a lot of room for further manipulation.
How to convert photo in vector
You will need
  • Adobe Illustrator
Launch Adobe Illustrator and open the image you want. To do this, click the menu item File > Open (or use the hotkey Ctrl+O), select the desired photo and click Open. The photo will appear in the workspace of the program.
Click on the phototo select it. After the Control panel (located under the main menu) will change its appearance to display the new buttons, fields and other interface elements. One of these buttons is Live Trace, auto trace. If you click on it, will automatically convert raster images to vector according to the parameters that are set by default. In the fourth and fifth steps of the instructions, you will learn about how to change these settings.
Click on the button with the triangle to the right of the Live Trace. A dropdown menu will appear where you can choose one of the options of automatic tracing: photography (Photo Low Fidelity Photo High Fidelity), a black and white picture (Black And White Logo), technical drawing (Technical Drawing), etc.
To further customize the auto-trace, click Tracing Options. This can be done in two ways. First – select the lowest item from the drop down menu that you accessed in the third step. Second – click menu Object > Live Trace > Tracing Options.
For a start, check the box next to Preview. Now any changes you make in the Tracing Options menu will be automatically displayed in the workspace of the program. In paragraph Mode, you can configure the tracing mode: Color (color), Grayscale (brightness) and Black and White (black and white). Hereinafter, the Threshold (threshold), Palette (palette) Max Colors (maximum colors), Blur (Blur) and others.
To save the result, click the shortcut key Ctrl+S, select the path to the future file, give it a name and a format that supports vector graphics (e.g. *.AI), and click Save.
Useful advice
If you need to cancel an action (or multiple actions), or Vice versa, to return to him, use the shortcut keys Ctrl+Z (step back) and Crtl+Shift+Z (step forward).
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