Orchid: Phalenopsis equestris

Bob Fox

Ypsilanti, United States

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Vector illustration of a lavender Phalenopsis equestris Orchid. T-shirt version available.

I used PhotoShop to trace this image and edit out complex areas, then I used Illustrator to autotrace the complex patterns in the petals, but that left me with a huge file size; I returned to PS to rasterize the AI image at 300 ppi and create a clipping path around the flower; then I took the image back to Illustrator to again auto trace the flower to get a complicated vector with a reasonable file size. Vectors are cool because they can be blown up to any size without losing resolution— there’s no pixelization in a vector. Behind the flower clip I added a single color background (the original sky ballooned the file size. Lastly in AI, I edited out any white gaps, overlaps, and stray points to get a nice clean vector image.

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  • Danielle Loscig
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