What is a vector?
Vector graphics use mathematical equations to draw out your designs. These mathematical equations are translated into points that are connected by either lines or curves, also known as vector paths, and they make up all the different shapes you see in a vector graphic.
Why should I use one for my signature?
Vectors can be scaled to any size imaginable without sacrificing image quality. Having your signature as a vector will ensure the best print quality of your signature.
Tools needed: Adobe Illustrator or your choice of image editing software
Step 1. Take a clear picture of your signature.
Step 2. Open your image using Adobe Illustrator (Ai)
Step 3. Select your image and click on 'Image Trace' found on the top toolbar.
Step 4. As long as the signature is clear, the image trace tool will work very easily. Below you can see the signature has been vectorized, making the signature now a piece of art that can be scaled to any size imaginable.
Step 5. Using the Direct Selection tool (white arrow), select the white from the vectorized image.
Step 6. Once all white background is removed, your signature should look similar to this:
Step 7. Move your signature to your canvas on your illustrator page
Step 8. Go to File > Save As
Step 9. Save your signature in the format of JPEG or PNG
Step 10. I’ve listed the options to be set for JPEG saving
Step 11. Now that your file is saved, you will see that vectorizing your signature leaves a cleaner and more crisp look to your file. From here, you can upload your jpeg to your studio page.