Most of my illustrations start as photos. This is the view from my front door in Frisco. My primary goal was to get a wind-blown diagonal fold across the flag to give it some motion. The stars give the correct illusion.
To make a vector image from a raster photo, I open the starting photo in Adobe Illustrator and scale it to the size I want. Next, I use a pen tool to create a vector line drawing. If it's a super complex illustration, I'll cheat and use the pencil tool to work faster.
The button template itself is made in Adobe InDesign and exported as PDFs.
Mark M. Hancock, GRI, MRP, AHWD
REALTOR, New Build certified
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