Beautiful Vector Illustration

One thing we do regularly at Go Media is create beautiful vector people. Having illustrated hundreds of these, I have worked out a few tips that I would like to share with you. This will make your job much easier.

Here is the final image we will be creating:

In this tutorial I will cover:

  1. Picking a photo
  2. Limiting your detail (picking a value range)
  3. Reducing work with better vectorizing techniques
  4. Exaggerating the good
  5. Putting it all together

Before we get started: Here are a few basics we need to cover before we begin. We are discussing creating vector illustrations of people. For the purpose of this tutorial I will be using Adobe Illustrator. Macromedia Freehand