Can You Do Vector Graphics?

Ok, so I need a vector version of the SSA logo.  But I can’t do vector graphics.

But I’ll be someone out there can.  My email is wwjtd21[at]gmail[dot]com.  Anybody feeling generous?  If so, shoot me an email and I’ll send you the .psd.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Michaelyn

    Does vector calculus help? I know Green’s Theorem.

  • Brian Fields

    I can do vector, but I don’t generally use Photoshop – I think I can convert it though…

    If I just knew what the font was, or if you could send it to me, I could do one probably from scratch.

  • Rev Matt

    Going from raster to vector won’t work particularly well, your better bet is find a good graphic artist to recreate the SSA logo in vector format.

  • Jacob

    I could do it. I’ve got a couple of days off with nothing else to do; I’ll email you with questions.

  • sithrazer

    It could be easy or it could be hard, depending on the complexity of the logo. I had to convert a logo for a company I worked for a few years back. It was fortunately a pretty simple logo.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have access to photoshop so I dunno how well I could work with a .psd, and you certainly wouldn’t get a .psd in return, or I’d offer to do it.

    [insert rant about open formats here]

    • Brian Fields

      Me too – I do vector logos in Inkscape and save in .svg.

  • unbound

    Used to do such things (before Photoshop was able to deal with vector graphics very well), but I don’t have the software anymore. I agree with Rev Matt…trying to convert probably won’t result in anything you’ll be happy with. Sounds like Jacob should be able to help though…just let him start it up from scratch.

  • evilDoug

    Can you post a pic?

    Depending on complexity, a logo sometimes can even be turned into a TrueType or Postscript (or both) font (which are vector drawings). This can be quite useful. I’ve done it with a couple of logos.

    • Anonymous Atheist

      This is the Secular Student Alliance logo:

      • evilDoug

        OK, that’s really pushing the limits of what I would regard as a logo. However, I’m guessing it was originally done using some specific font, in which case about 95% of the work of making a vector version is “aready done”, since fonts are themselves vectors. I use CorelDRAW (I know, blasphemy, but it is a lot cheaper than Illustrator), and characters can be converted to conventional vectors in about 3 clicks of the mouse.

  • Casimir

    The font is a geometric sans-serif, so it shouldn’t be that hard to re-draw. It’s pretty close to Century Gothic, although there are slight differences in some of the characters, particularly the “r” and “t”.

  • rob

    vector graphic rock!

    Battlezone! Tempest! Asteroids! Star Castle! Star Wars! Star Trek! Gravitar! Space Wars! Warrior! Omega Race!

    (i will leave Omega Race as the last one)

  • benblanchard