This week I’ve been rebuilding the Workshopshed logo as a vector graphic. The previous small version used a photograph of some planks for the background. I wanted to blow the image to a large size and hence a low-resolution photo was not going to cut it. If you try this you’ll end up with a pixelated image.
One thing to watch is that not everything that is stored in a vector file format e.g. EPS or SVG is necessarily a vector. It is possible to import bitmapped images into most vector editing software and those would not have scaled. Also watch for these when adding textures to an image.
My choice of tools to create this is InkScape, I learnt quite a bit about that package whilst creating the art for the little saw book. I also already had the main part of the icon as an SVG vector, this had been created with the “draw Bezier curves and lines” tool.
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