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. These vector paths essentially make up the different shapes you see in a vector graphic.
Why should I vectorize my signature?
Vectors can be scaled to any size imaginable without sacrificing the quality of an image. Having your signature as a vector guarantees its accuracy.
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 sufficiently. Below see the signature that has been vectorized and can be scaled to any size imaginable.
Step 5. Using the “Direct Selection” tool (white arrow), select the white space on the vectorized image.
Step 6. Once the all-white background is removed, your signature should look similar to this:
Step 7. Move your signature to the canvas on your Illustrator page.
Step 8. Go to “File” and proceed to “Save As”
Step 9. Save your signature in the format of a JPEG or PNG. Options have been set for JPEG saving.
Step 10. Now that your file is saved, you can upload your JPEG to your studio page.