Redrawing and retracing services

We offer a redrawing, retracing and relabelling service. We can improve, add to, or edit any image and re-render it in a high resolution often vector Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format. If you need any line thicknesses, colours or text changing, we can do that as well:

  • 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Virtually any image supplied can be redrawn or retraced for books, journals, publications, documents, reports or websites.
  • Maps, diagrams, charts, graphs and instructional illustrations.
  • Redrawing or retracing of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) charts and files.
  • Family tree diagrams.
  • Medical and scientific illustrations for textbooks.
  • Restyle of illustrations in house style.
  • Pictograms and icons.
  • Redrawing or retracing from authors drawing, sketch or scan.
  • Corrections.
  • Supplied in a range of file formats (.ai, .eps, .pdf, .psd, .tiff).

Original greyscale map supplied

Redrawn colour map showing roads and main place markers with a key

Client

UK history book publisher.

Item

Map. Original supplied greyscale map (above), the redrawn and formatted map in the publisher’s house style (below).

Short description of what we did for the client and project

This UK history book publisher needed a map for their city guide book. They supplied a rough scan with the author’s markings on top.

The publisher needed this simple looking, but tricky to actually do map for their book. We managed all the issues and problems, even amending corrections from the editors. The map had to utilise the small space available and still be legible when put into the book. They needed a high‑resolution editable file, for which we provided the original Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) as standard.

Original data supplied

Redrawn smoking cessation graph to fit the book width and formatted in the graph house style

Client

UK medical book publisher.

Item

Graph. Original supplied graph (above), the redrawn and reformatted graph in the publisher’s house style (below).

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client needed many diagrams and graphs of different kinds and sizes for this book, to be redrawn and typeset in their diagram and graph house style.

We worked with the client amending corrections from the editors, creating precise accurate diagrams and graphs. The client also needed graphs reordering (largest percentage values starting at the top, to smallest percentage values at the bottom) which was not how the graph was originally supplied, but was not a problem.

Author scans and locations for redrawing

Redrawn and edited map for the book of Anglesey

Client

UK history book publisher.

Item

Map of Anglesey showing building locations. Original supplied scans (above), redrawn and edited map (below).

Short description of what we did for the client and project

The client provided a rough scan of the map, we also consulted various other maps because the scans were of low quality and lacking detail.

We redrew the map in a fitting style in-keeping with the rest of the book design. The map was especially designed for the small space available, maximising legibility and clarity. We also used zoom-in sections on the map for an improved map reading experience.

Hair/skin medical illustration for a textbook. Left image shows the original scan provided by the author, right image shows the redrawn/retraced illustration in a high resolution vector format

Client

Redraw for author.

Item

Illustration for a medical textbook. Originally supplied scan (left), final redrawn illustration (right).

What did we do for the client and project?

The author needed a high-resolution editable file of the scan provided. Other edits were also needed to the illustration.

We redrew it, even improving on colour quality and rendering in print. We provided the editable original Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) as standard for the author.

Original map and locations for redraw

Redrawn and edited map for the book

Client

UK history book publisher.

Item

Map of south England showing garden locations and major roads. Original supplied image (above), redrawn and edited map (below).

What did we do for the client and project?

The client provided a rough map with notes and locations marked onto it.

We redrew the map in a fitting style in-keeping with the rest of the book. We did a lot of correction amendments for the client, ensuring the place names were spelt properly and that all garden locations were accurate. The map was especially designed for the small space available, maximising legibility and clarity.

3 results from redrawing by us

  • More professional, legible, pixelation-free and better branded and illustrations.
  • Illustrations that can be used and edited more easily in the future, reducing time needed in the future.
  • Ability to zoom in or out, to virtually any size without losing quality.