How to convert your logo to an SVG file

What is an SVG file?

SVG stands for scalable vector graphic. There are 2 types of graphics one is raster and other is vector. The major difference between these 2 is that raster files are pixel based and they cannot be scaled infinitely. Unlike raster graphics, vector files are scalable so they can be printed in any size without getting pixelated. Whenever a large print is required, printer demands vector files.

How to create/export a logo into an SVG using Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is pixel based software hence it is not used for logo creation. However, we can create vector based logos using smart objects and vector shapes in Adobe Photoshop. Logo files can be exported as vector SVG in Adobe Photoshop by going into File menu > Export > Export As then choosing SVG file format. (as shown below)

Exporting logos as SVG in Adobe Photoshop
Exporting logos as SVG in Adobe Photoshop

Important note:

If you are missing SVG format from Export as option after the Photoshop 22.5 update then, go to Photoshop > Preferences > Export > Enable “Use legacy Export As” option > restart Photoshop. You should start seeing the SVG format under Export as option.

Exporting logos as SVG in Adobe Photoshop

How to create/export a logo as SVG using Adobe Illustrator

Adobe illustrator is the preferred software used by designers all over the world to create vector files. Here you don’t have to take care of smart objects and frames because all the shapes are created in vector format by default. Moreover, you don’t have to export files in SVG in Adobe illustrator. SVG is format file can be created anytime when we SAVE AS a file in Adobe illustrator.

Exporting logos as SVG in Adobe Illustrator
Exporting logos as SVG in Adobe Illustrator

How to create/export a logo as SVG using CorelDraw

CorelDraw is another popular vector based software used by graphic designers and vector artist to create vector SVG files. CorelDraw is counterpart of Adobe illustrator is famous for easy and basic interface and workspace.

Saving logos as SVG in CorelDraw
Saving logos as SVG in CorelDraw

Web Based Options

There are some web based free SVG converters for Windows and Mac. Below we have provided 7 of the most popular web based tools for converting to SVG. The comparison between them will help you decide the SVG converter you should go for as per your requirements.

1. Media.io

https://www.media.io/

2. RealWorld Paint

http://www.rw-designer.com/image-editor

3. Inkscape

https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-0.92.4

4. Converseen

http://converseen.fasterland.net/download

5. GIMP

https://www.gimp.org/downloads

6. SVG Converter

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/svg-converter-ohanaware-com/id1075707641?mt=12

7. Gapplin

https://apps.apple.com/app/coteditor/id768053424?ign-mpt=uo%3D8

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