What is the definition of a raster or bitmap image?

It is layers composed of individual pixels which can be seen as squares of color when magnified, plus raster layers let you display subtle changes in tones and colors.Convert Images from Raster to Vector

What is the definition of a vector image?

Vector objects, such as lines and shapes, vector text or vector groups, are composed of geometric characteristic and can easily be edited.

Here’s an example of the visual differences between vector and raster (bitmap) art:

n the busy world of graphic design, images and files are edited, shared and outsourced to vendors on a daily basis. It would be ideal if everyone spoke the same design language, but that is not always the case. Not all files are created equal. Vector files can be created using a graphic design software, such as CorelDRAW, and raster files are created and manipulated in other types of software programs. So how do you get the files to work together?

Converting various file types to vector

Thankfully, the vectorization process is quick and easy with the built-in technology of the Corel® PowerTRACE® engine. It provides the best tracing results and turns the most demanding bitmap images into high-quality vector objects.

With a few simple steps, you will be able to convert an existing raster or bitmap file, such as a .JPG, .BMP or .PNG file, into a vector file.

Follow a few simple steps for tracing a vector image using CorelDRAW

In addition to the conversion process, you can also trace a vector image. Tracing is essentially another way to take a raster or bitmap image and converting it into a vector graphic. This helpful webinar will cover these important tracing topics:

  • PowerTRACE settings
  • How to avoid tracing pitfalls
  • Image readiness and quality
  • Preparing images for tracing
  • Reducing nodes in the final trace
  • Font recognition
  • Simplifying images prior to tracing
  • Color conversion

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, probably let yourself say the word once or twice but the idea that YOU should outsource photo retouching, well that just seems crazy. I mean how could you be a photographer and outsource your work, is it even your work anymore???

I think the concept to outsource photo editing is one that is very hard for most photographers to tell themselves that it is the right choice, but I’m here to tell you, that at a certain point in your career, it most certainly is the right choice.

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If you’ve ever read the E-Myth (and if you haven’t go pick it up now!) it talks about how the death of a business is when the technician is always in control, that you need the manager and entrepreneur to play equal roles. When you, the photographer spend all your time sitting at a computer editing your sessions, the technician is in control and consumes the time you could be doing management or entrepreneur work.

The time would be much better spent putting your face out in the public, booking more clients, shooting additional sessions, or collaborating with other members of your community. Your time has value, and there comes a point that you are actually holding your business back by doing that type of work. There will become a point when your time holds a much higher value than the cost of paying to have your edits done by somebody else, you will in fact be saving your business money!

4 things to consider if you outsource photo editing

  • You need to know your style.

    You need to have it nailed because if you’re going to be outsourcing that job, you need to be able to tell the company or person how to get the job done. And being able to describe your editing style is also something that you should feel comfortable doing and if you don’t know how to answer that, then take a step back and evaluate your work some.

    Have your SOOC pretty consistent and streamlined.

    This goes along with the above. But I do think it’s worth mentioning, that it has been my experience, that even when you feel pretty good about your SOOC shots, once you start to outsource, I can almost promise you that they will get even better, consistent if you will. It just kind of happens that way.

    Evaluate your time.

    This next piece is up to interpretation as each of our lives are filled very differently. But you need to evaluate how much of your time is consumed and if that’s at a level that you’re wanting it to be, maybe you’d like another hour per day to spend with your family. Have you run out of hours in your day?  It’s time to asses when the number of sessions is a) consistent and b) at a point where you have run out of time to ‘do-it-all.’

    Now do you need all four steps checked off the list to decide to outsource? Absolutely not. I think 1 & 2 are essential to make the switch but then I think you either fall in category 3 or 4, not necessarily both.

    Outsourcing shouldn’t be a big scary word that you avoid, and it shouldn’t be something you take lightly either, but it is something that should make you happy. At the end of the day you should feel good about your choice, own it and start doing all those other things you could be doing with your time and business.

Creative photo manipulation services is control benefit is a standout the most imaginative and interesting picture altering administrations that requests aptitude and experience, as well as the capacity of innovative reasoning in giving a theoretical look. This administration can be utilized for magazines, magazine cover pictures, item promotions and so on. For giving this administration, our master and experienced visual fashioners utilize Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Be that as it may, an impeccable photography might be likewise essential before doing imaginative picture control work.

As a matter of first importance a visual creator should think what he or she needs to make. Will these pictures pass on any message, any data vital for the general population or negligible giggling? Innovative photograph Manipulation makes it conceivable to get your creative ability genuine. You can do anything by this ability consolidating your creative ability like the story essayist since a picture can express thousands words.

The fashioners additionally need to know different works in Photoshop, for example, cutting way, covering, shading remedy, lighting, shadow, reflection strategies for giving admirably picture control benefit. They need to familiarize with different devices and choices like pen device, tether instrument, move apparatus, enchantment wand device, brush device, clone device, shading sense of taste, layer sense of taste and change layer et cetera. For getting impeccable works, the realistic specialists do each innovative picture physically. They should take a gander at the inventive works of the immense fashioners for creating feeling of creative energy.

This administration can be utilized for magazines, magazine cover pictures, item promotions, book cover, daily papers, music, ad, exhibition and so on. The innovative controlled pictures are utilized to express something hilariously or incidentally. To pass on any message to the general mass, it can be utilized. For advertising or advancement of the items, this administration can assume a fundamental part. The site logo and flag configuration merits the information of imagination. The innovative picture control aptitude will give one a chance to make web format by which s/he can maintain a business offering these on different online commercial center.

Maybe a standout the most vital things we do as picture restore old photo artists is save recollections. While the computerized period and its regularly developing innovation have made it less demanding to guarantee that the photographs we take today will last longer than their simple partners, there are still things we can do to help protect recollections caught before the coming of the pixel. Quite a long while back, I went over a sizable gathering of exceptionally old family photographs and began examining them.

Tragically, some had just been harmed to some degree. Blurring, wrinkling, recoloring, and tearing had all left their imprints, and the way that some of these photographs were near 100 years of age did not help their motivation. At first I didn’t know what to do about them, however nearer assessment influenced it to clear that reestablishing huge numbers of these photographs would not be as troublesome as I at first idea. With the assistance of just three or four Photoshop instruments, I could bring this photograph of my extraordinary grandparents back to life.

Once the picture has been checked, open it in Photoshop to evaluate the harm and figure an arrangement. A decent general guideline when altering any kind of photograph is to handle your worldwide alters in the first place, before stressing over particular target zones. I jump at the chance to make general tonal modifications first. In the event that I tidy up tidy, tears, and wrinkles to start with, I run the high danger of those defects returning later when I change tone and complexity to the whole picture.

Similarly as with nearly everything in Photoshop, there are such a large number of methods for doing pretty much everything. When I initially began doing this sort of work I utilized the Levels alteration. I lean toward utilizing the Curves modification, however, in light of the fact that it gives me a chance to set the levels and alter the difference from inside a similar discourse.

By utilizing the droppers beneath the chart, you can complete a snappy Levels alteration, bringing the tone of the picture back under control. Utilizing the dark dropper, I tap on what I see as one of the darkest focuses in the picture. You’ll see a prompt change in the general appearance of the photograph. For reasons for settling this photograph, I needn’t bother with the white or dim droppers. Once I’ve balanced the levels by setting the dark point, I change the differentiation of the whole picture by making a slight “S” bend. Try not to freeze on the off chance that you push the alteration too far. You can turn the “Cross out” catch into a “Reset” catch in any Photoshop discourse box by holding down the ALT/OPTION key.

This truism is rarely more evident than when you see an over-retouched portrait photo retouching , changing a face to something more resembling a Ken or Barbie doll than a living human being.

This post looks at fundamental techniques for retouching portraits that enhance an image, not distort nor disguise it. It shows all the steps, using a well-aged face that benefits from retouching attention more than most.
Some purists will argue that a portrait should never be altered, at all.

It should never deviate from the original capture. Others, as exemplified by the plastic-skinned images displayed on some magazine covers, think that radical alteration is essential. I would propose that different types of images require different approaches to retouching.

Let’s start with a basic portrait of a real person, not a film star.


It’s a portrait, not a clinical dermatology record.

When you create a portrait of someone today, every flaw, every skin defect, every imperfection can be recorded in excruciating detail. Is this what we see when we look at the person’s face? No. Human eyes are searching much more for emotion, expression, and character shown in the eyes and expression than for the skin flaws.

Portrait Photo Retouching

The man in the portrait above has a series of skin flaws most people wouldn’t notice so intently if they were to look at his face to face or remember if they spoke on the phone the day after they met. The clogged pores, enlarged pores, small broken veins, splotchy spots all over his scalp, fifty-five-year-old chicken pox scars on his forehead and the general wear and tear that comes with age are all shown in painful detail when photographed with a contemporary lens. In this case, a Nikon 105 Microlens added even more clarity to the image—and clearly, more clarity than was needed!

In addition, the photographer should have posted this man to lean forward and stretch his neck up, which would have added light into his eye sockets and stretched out his chubby neck. Since he didn’t, even more, work will need to be done. While there are certain skin flaws that are not noticed by the casual observer, the camera sees differently from the eye, and things people don’t ever notice are emphasized and exaggerated so they can’t NOT be noticed. Fundamental portrait retouching diminishes or removes such exaggerations, showing a view of the person that actually looks like them.

My preferred approach is always to retouch, as much as possible, in a non-destructive fashion, so I can always undo, soften or otherwise modify the retouching. To do this, I do most of my retouching on different layers above the original image. To speed up the work, I’ve created Actions in Photoshop that create new, pre-named layers in one or two mouse clicks.

All of this will be done on separate layers so that I can erase and redo the retouching if I decide to change it later.

Create a new layer. Name it “Remove Entirely.” It’s important to name each layer as you add it so that in a multi-layer file you will be able to identify and select a layer easily. (An action which creates and names a new layer with this name with one mouse click is available to download at the end of this article.) Once created, be sure this layer is selected and move to the next step.

Switch to the Healing tool (Cmd/Ctrl J) (or build the switching into the Action).
The Healing tool has 4 different modes; be sure you start with the Spot mode, which is the top choice in the fly-out when you click on the Healing Tool.

Remove things that are temporary. Blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, scabs, touches of food in teeth (it happens more often than you’d think), flaky skin—anything that’s not permanent should be entirely removed. You can even remove hairs flying off at odd angles to give this man the trimmed beard, shave and haircut he should have had before making this photo.

If you make a mistake, switch to the eraser tool, and erase your retouching on the layer above your original image. Because your work is all on a separate layer, you can easily erase it to do it again the way you want it. Non-destructive editing is a great way to start mastering retouching, as it can give you additional confidence to try different approaches.
Review the images to make sure all the items you want to remove entirely are entirely gone. Now, on to softening instead of removing certain other items.