October 28, 2014
I was messing around with Adobe Shape today (only available for iOS right now), which basically allows you to sketch something, take a photo of it and have it instantly converted to a vector image.
I'll describe quickly what I did here and write a longer post on the individual steps later this week.
Here's the sketch I started out with:
I took a photo with Adobe Shape and then saved the resulting vector shape to my "Library" in Adobe Creative Cloud.
Once the shape is uploaded to Creative Cloud, I was able to access it via Adobe Illustrator. In Illustrator I added a layer for the shape fill, and then named each layer "_stroke" and "_fill" so SimpleDiagrams will know which is which (more about why this is done in the docs).
I then saved my shape as an SVG and dragged the .svg file into a new custom library in SimpleDiagrams.
Le voilà. My sketch is now a vector shape in SimpleDiagrams with configurable colors and textures.
(You can download the final fish svg here.)