I am working on a trademark that utilizes a leaf. I translated the leaf into a vector shape but need to remove all of the jagged edges and make it smooth. Any suggestions?
As mentioned in the comments, it would be better if you re-drew the shape using the pen tool. This might seem like quite a challenge at first, but it's really not difficult at all, once you do a couple you will find the rest very easy.
This article is part of a series on drawing tools in Illustrator, and it focuses on drawing curved paths. The basic principle is this:
When you click and drag with the Pen tool, two things happen:
You can use the direction lines and points to determine the direction and shape of the curved path you’re drawing.