What Are SVG Files?
First of all, you must understand what SVG files is. We have a very specific and detailed article on this question. We guarantee that after reading it, you will clearly understand the nature of SVG files. Read that article here
What Are SVG Files Used For?
- Icon: SVG files are widely employed for creating scalable and high-quality icons that can be used across different devices and resolutions.
- Logo: Many logos are designed and stored as SVG files due to their ability to scale without loss of quality, making them suitable for various applications.
- Data Visualizations: SVG is frequently used for creating data visualizations, such as charts and graphs, because of its scalability and ability to adapt to different screen sizes.
- Illustrations: Artists and designers often use SVG for illustrations and graphics, taking advantage of its ability to scale seamlessly while maintaining crisp details.
- Print on clothes: Designers often utilize SVG files to ensure that clothing prints maintain sharpness and clarity regardless of the size or scale of the print.
How To Make SVG Files?
When You Already Have Existing Images:
It’s a lot easier if you already have an image to convert to an SVG file, because once you have an image ready, you’ll skip the design document and editing. And here’s how to convert your images into SVG files:
To convert an existing image into an SVG file, utilize a bitmap tracer or an SVG Maker tool. These tools identify shapes, lines, and figures within the pixels and transform the image into a clean SVG. The final SVG’s layer count and color/shade details depend on the number of scans performed.
- Open Image in SVG Editor:
Launch an SVG editing program, such as CorelDRAW, with a Bitmap Tracing feature. Import your original image and choose it for bitmap-tracing.
- Adjust Scans and Color Settings:
Select the desired number of scans and customize color settings. Experiment until you achieve the desired shape. Multiple attempts may be necessary, especially if the original image has pixelation.
- Select Vector Layers:
Identify the shapes you want within the vector layers created. Address any flaws in the bitmap image by removing or editing specific layers in your vector scan.
- Isolate Silhouette or Outline (Optional):
If aiming for a simple outline for crafts, choose the vector layers that form the silhouette or desired shape. Combine the “path” of the vectors to unify selected layers into a single vector object.
- Save or Export as SVG:
Finally, export the file to the SVG format and save your document. Your image is now transformed into a scalable vector graphic suitable for various applications.
When You Want To Make Original SVG Design:
When you are not satisfied or bored with the designs on the internet, or you are an artist who wants to create a unique work, creating your own SVG design is not a bad direction. This requires you to be a little creative and skillful. Currently there are many software that do this, but we only give you 2 suggestions to avoid confusion: Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. And the following steps will help you realize that on each software: