As illustrator I ask myself on how to maintain the freshness of the images that I create manually.
Often it is not easy because when I vectorize a bitmap I always find a myriad of nodes that .... I do not want!
The software I use, inkscape, has this problem: for each bitmap vectorized it finds, because of its excessive sensitivity, too many nodes.
This was a big problem because, honestly said, it made me lose the will to make images manually ("If I have to lose hours to eliminate unnecessary nodes, better not make them your own," I told myself).
Yet, by dint of searching, I finally found the correct operation for well vectorize bitmaps and write it here, because it might be useful to someone.
First of all, once scanned the picture, I always correct image. I avail myself of an old software scatter, I have on the pc: through that I delete every imperfection in the image, thus reducing problems in vectorization.
Without this, I vectorize. I tried several techniques, including a trial version of vector magic, and finally I solved the problem: a few nodes, those really useful, and the possibility to create the image with the quality that I ask!
Someone who had the same problem solved in an easier way?
If so, write it here: I would love to hear your experiences.