pixel color blends vs vectors

Vectors vs Pixel Color Blends

The purpose of this page is to give you an idea of how your raster image may look after it has been vectorized. If your original graphic does not have soft color blends (gradients), it can probably be vectorized to look identical to your original. But if your image has color blends, the new vector graphic may look slightly to considerably different when re-drawn using only vectors (100% vector, true vector). Images can also be redrawn using vectors plus gradients. Cut signs, engraving and specialty printing require 100% vector graphics with NO gradients like the samples below:

Original Raster image with color blends
Vectorized image using only vectors
Original image with gradients and soft color blends
Vector image drawn using no gradients nor color blends
Original raster image with soft color blends and gradients
True vector graphic, or 100% vector graphic with no raster effects
Raster graphic with photo-like color blends
Image reproduced in vector format using only vectors
raster to vector conversion using 100% vectors
vectorization using true vector
vector conversion using vectors only for embroidery
raster to vector conversion using true vectors

If you need a vector image WITH soft color blends and gradients, see other options for vectorizing full color images and images with gradients and soft color blends.

See vectors-only vs vectors+gradients side by side examples