I have got a very simple logo in jpg format. The logo is mostly text, think something like "ABC inc." with a very simple styilized shape which merges A, B and C preceding the text. Only two "pure" colors are used.
This logo is used everywhere, resized for every occasion, with an evident degradation of quality. I think (am I right?) that a vector version of it
- should be very easily obtained, since I am tracing something which is more traceable than "a drawing", in my case simple geometric shapes and fonts
- and should provide for a solution to the image quality degradation.
I have asked the "graphic dept" if they already had a vector version of the logo. Disappointingly for my purposes, they sent me a larger jpg to start with.
So, I have downloaded Inkscape, and I have traced the bitmap. The result, even if not perfect, is very good (mainly because the font has sharp angles, while the tracing uses smooth curves and so there is a "roundish" feel to the letters.
Now I would like to fill the (interior region of the) traced shape with the original colors. The trouble is that the "fill" tool doesn't work like I am accustomed to in an image editing program (say, Gimp). In particular, it doesn't "fill" the shape but it is apparently "tracing" another path within mine: and so while a good approximation, one can clearly see the "white" space between the two shapes.
What am I doing wrong, and how can I rectify it? I can live with a "rounded" text, at least as a first approximation. But the white space between the boundary and the interior region is so evident that it is not acceptable.
Please note: I am a complete beginner in the field of vector imaging. So I am aware that my approach could be easily wrong from the first step, and the whole question may be "missing it".
UPDATE: as requested, I am adding an example. This is a "dot", like at the end of "Inc.":
As you can see, when I filled the interior of the dot, a white space remained around. What am I doing wrong?