I need an expert in Photoshop and Illustrator for several image manipulation efforts. What I'm trying to do is beyond my abilities in Illustrator.
8-10 images I need for the final project are raster images. Obviously these don't scale well and become pixelated at larger resolutions. While I'm reasonably good in Photoshop/Illustrator I lack the artistic expertise and the software expertise (and more importantly the time) to recreate the images in a Vector format. The first part of the project is to take these five or so raster images and redo them in a vector format, saved as individual (unique) files).
The second part of the project is to use those same files as part of a larger design image that can be sent to an embroidery company to stitch on cloth. (Hence why the original raster images won't work...). I have the project loosely mapped out in Illustrator and can send the original file with layers, but would want an expert to take the structure I have and recreate it for a more crisp overall look. I suspect that the theme I'm going for may also require some image manipulation of the background image I've selected to ensure it's viewable and that words/text aren't muddled and lost in the background and that the final image blends cohesively.
Does this strike you as something within your abilities? I'm really not sure how many hours of work this is going to take so I'm willing to discuss payment for the project vs. an hourly rate. I'm pretty open, especially if this is going to be a comprehensive graphics effort vice a quick clean up. I have $400 on the page but I'm willing to discuss.
I'm attaching the .gif and .jpg images that I'd like to have redone as vector images.