In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to vectorize an image. You will use a simple reference bitmap image of a cartoon cow, and then use Illustrator to trace over it to make a simple vector image.
Vectors are graphics consisting of lines and curves defined by mathematical formulas. In Illustrator, you can resize or modify vector graphics without losing any resolution.
In contrast, bitmap images become blurry or pixilated when resizing. This tutorial will image trace (vectorize) the bitmap and convert to a vector image.