How to convert any image to vector using Adobe Illustrator?

How to convert any image to vector using Adobe Illustrator?

If you're a graphic designer or a web designer, you're probably familiar with the importance of vectors and how they can help you achieve amazing things in no time. However, it doesn't mean that creating vector art from images is always an easy process.


Luckily for us, Adobe Illustrator has a very simple way to convert any image into vector using only some basic tools and techniques! So if you follow these steps closely, then within minutes (or even seconds) you'll be ready to start working on your next project involving photo manipulation or image editing. I'm happy that this tutorial will help designers like me save some time on their projects!

The first thing you have to do is to import your image into Illustrator.

To do this, select File > Import and then navigate to the location of your image file. Once you've selected it, click Open and it'll be imported into Illustrator as a vector object.

Once your image has been imported into Illustrator, select both objects by clicking on one with the Selection tool (V) and holding down shift while clicking on the other one. Then go up to Object > Blend > Make (or press Command + Option + B).

This will create a copy of both layers within their own group container so that we can work on them separately without affecting each other's edits later on! When using this method instead of using Pathfinder tools like Unite/Subtract etc., which result in vector shapes being created from rasterized pixels rather than real paths made up entirely out of points and lines like these ones are here...

Now, select the image by clicking on it, and then go to the Object menu and choose Path > Outline Stroke.

This will convert your image into a vector shape.

You can also use this method if you want to combine multiple images together in one drawing or use different colors for each part of the image. For example, if you have multiple photos of people with different colored clothes and want them all included in one illustration as separate objects with their own color palette:

  • Select all your photos by pressing Ctrl+A (Windows) or Command+A (Mac).
  • Go to Object > Transform > Rotate 90 degrees (or -90). This will rotate each photo so that its bottom left corner matches up with where it was originally located--this ensures that everything lines up properly when we start combining our layers later on!

Once that's done, start working with the shape (a square) inside your artwork window by selecting it and then going to Object > Transform > Rotate 90 degrees (or -90).

The shape will be rotated 90 degrees and you'll see that it has become selected.

It's time to open up the Pathfinder panel by clicking Window > Pathfinder.

The Pathfinder panel is very useful and allows you to combine shapes, merge shapes together, subtract shapes from each other, divide and add effects to them. It's a very powerful tool, but it can be a bit confusing when you first start using it.

To open up the Pathfinder panel, click Window > Pathfinder or press Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F9 on your keyboard. Once it's open, there are three options at the top of this window: "Unite," "Difference" and "Intersect." You'll want to select one of these depending on what kind of effect you want your vector image to have (elements overlapping each other, completely separate elements or just parts).

In this case, it will be easier if we choose Divide just like we did in our previous tutorial with "How To Remove Backgrounds From Photos In Photoshop Using Smart Objects And Content-Aware Fill Tool"

Divide is the best option because it will leave you with a shape that is easier to work with. Other options such as Trim and Extend have their uses but they tend to make your vector more complicated than necessary.


That's it! You've just learned how to convert any image into vector using Adobe Illustrator. It's a simple process that will take you only a few minutes, but the results are amazing.