Your precious memories can be turned into single layer SVG files, ready for a variety of applications. If you have a cutting machine, mementos, shirts, glass etching, stenciling are just a few of the possibilities. It is perfect for creating unique personalised gifts, memorials and keepsakes.
People, children, pets, special objects anything can be traced and converted to a ready to cut file for you.
This is a hand done, artistic process, it is not just a simple quick computer trace.
The result will be more accurate if you are able to provide a good quality, well lit, high resolution original image. This is not essential as the hand tracing is an artistic process, however I will have to guess what the person originally looked like if their face is now just 100 blurred squares in a low quality image.
These drawings are a creative art, and as such will always look a bit different to the original photograph and have a stylised nature as using only black and white, and nothing in between while trying to keep cut-able sized elements can be quite a challenge.
I am willing to revisit images to make changes to ensure your satisfaction.
I do need you to be highly specific as to what changes are needed. “The shading on the chin makes it look to big” is good ” something is a bit off” is not.
You will be provided with a preview of the final sketch for approval before the conversion to SVG.
I go over the final SVG and clean up nodes, check all the cut lines for anything too small to cut or too close together. It is important to me to get the easiest to cut design possible while still keeping everything looking great and not distorted.
Other files types can be available, just ask and I will try my best, I may not be able to convert to all file types as some require specific software I may not have access to. But if you have a machine to cut with we can find a way.
You can watch me working on phototrace drawings in timelapse videos from my youtube channel below:
You can see examples of my hand traced photos here in the blog.
Prices are on a per image basis – if there is 2 people in your photo you want in the final image, then that is 2 subjects.
I need to know what size you intend to cut, in a general sense. While SVGs are entirely scale-able – tiny details wont cut well if you are trying to cut for a cup sized decal – if in doubt choose lower detail or ask me. If you know only a very small cut size version is needed you can go for the Handtraced photo for Bauble option
I also need to know if you intend to cut for a light or dark background – as cutting a design in white for a car window for example, which was designed for black then the image will look like a photo negative. If you will be cutting for light and dark shirts for example then you may need two versions.
Standard turn around time is 3-5 days – with quicker option 48 hours for additional fee.
Please contact me if you require 24 or 4 hours turn around time. These are potentially available for an additional fee.
Please note turn around time does not include the time for adjustments if they are needed.
A subject is a person, pet, or special object that requires special attention to make it look just right.
This product listing is for me hand sketching photos of physical items to be sketched not for pencil drawings, logos, handwriting or other styles of graphics. Images requiring highly complex accurate details like buildings, machines and vehicles may attract an additional fee. Please contact if unsure.
I provide vectorisation services for other types of graphics too, but please ask for a quote.
|each additional subject||$5USD|
|priority fastest turn around time||$15USD|
|each additional subject||$7AUD|
|priority fastest turn around time||$20AUD|
|each additional subject||£4GBP|
|priority fastest turn around time||£12GBP|