I am not a graphic designer but I can do a few things in Illustrator.

My task is to convert the below image to a vector in Illustrator. I can do everything fine except the top blue shape. How would I do this? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I would draw 2 ellipses and then use Pathfinder to "Minus Front"

  • Note that holding the Option/Alt key down draws from the center... and....
  • Holding the Space Bar while you are drawing allows you to reposition the object while you draw it.

I used both these and just guessed at where the center point of the first ellipse would be.

Then Option+Shift+drag to make a copy.

Switch to the Free Transform Tool, again holding the Option key to move both sides in unison.

Finally Pathfinder > Minus Front to remove the unnecessary parts.

This doesn't match the shape exactly but it is far more uniform than the original shape, while still maintaining the desired appearance. To me, the inconsistency in the original shape seemed to be an error, not intentional.

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  • I had originally looked into that (and was gonna mention it), but since it wasn't the same shape, I decided to not even bring it up. Though you are 100% correct as far as symmetry.
    – Welz
    Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 5:32
  • Based on the rather poor word space between "Auto" and "Glass" I can't help but feel the original wasn't created by a professional or at the very least, with much attention to detail..... So I think the inconsistency in the shape is, to me, pretty clearly an error and imagine a more uniform appearance is desired. I will often correct visual errors such as this if reconstructing something.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 6:01

You can use auto trace for this (as it is a basic shape)

For more accurate (and controllable) results, use the pen tool: (P)

Read more on the pen tool here

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Note: this was my 15 sec attempt at the pen tool, if you spend a few more minutes, you can get it really good


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Scott's answer is correct as far as symmetry goes, my answer is considering that this shape is intentional and you are trying to recreate a perfect copy of this exact shape

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