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I have a paper image (image wrote on a piece of paper) which I need to edit as same as I can edit vector graphics. As I am not good with graphics, I do not know which steps to take to make it digital and convert it to vector.

So, the steps I may take are:
1. shot it via digital camera
2. convert it to vector

Is this possible at all?

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Once you have your scan or picture, you want to be using Adobe Illustrator. It has a feature called "live trace" which will generate a vector from an image.

There are lots of tutorials out there, here is a top result from google:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/15/illustrator-s-live-trace-sketch-to-vector/

video tutorial:
http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/quick-tip-make-vector-silhouettes-with-live-trace-and-photoshop/

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There are also other vector drawing products that can trace bitmaps e.g. Corel Draw and Inkscape –  RedGrittyBrick May 9 '12 at 22:08

To transform paper image to vector image, you may use image scanner software to scan the hard-copy paper then save it to vector image. Or, simply use image conversion tool to load paper image and render it to vector image file.

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