Get Good Artwork

March 4, 2010

OK, this tip just seems so obvious to me. I hear from users all the time who are disappointed by tracing software. The problem isn’t the software, it is that you are getting lousy artwork. When you put garbage in, you get garbage out. Somehow you need to get the message across to your clients that you need better artwork if you are expected to get a good trace. If they want to give you garbage, charge them more! If you keep waiting for the tracing software to improve, you’ll never be satisfied.

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  1. Headbaby

    In my opinion, most clients don’t know what you’re talking about when you ask for “quality” artwork. At that point your job is to educate them. Usually they have what they have and they’re paying you to make it work. If you get a low resolution image that needs to be vectorized, trace what elements you can with the trace tool and then manually rebuild the areas that don’t come out to satisfaction. I do agree though, make sure your clients know what’s involved and charge accordingly. It will either force them to find better artwork to send or accept what needs to be done and pay up. Either way, you’re covered.

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