Vector portrait


This is a vector portrait traced over a portrait photo for an Adobe Illustrator project in class. It was a good training for using vectors, layers, gradients, and blend modes on Illustrator.

I started by tracing the base color, the shadows and finally, the highlights and shades of color at the hair strands.

I spend about 6 to 8 hours tracing the vectors. The most difficult part was looking for the shades of skin that most resemble the real tone.


  • Tracing Vectors
  • Layers, masks and blend mode