Creating a photorealistic mobile phone
In this recipe we will recreate a vector picture a mobile phone based on its photograph. We will not replicate all the details, but we will nevertheless produce a convincing counterpart of the original.
The following steps will demonstrate how to create a mobile phone vector image:
- Open the Import dialog (Ctrl + I) and import the
siemensC75.png image from the files accompanying this chapter.
- Examine the image and try to figure out how many objects are needed to recreate the shading on the phone's outer case. The top-right corner seems to be lit the most so this is where we'll use gradients with lighter color stops.
- Select the Pen (Bezier) tool (F6 or P) and trace along the phone edge to create ...