Originally Posted by Joshua
thanks for the heads up. im not very good in either software, but i'm better at PS. i will give it a try in AI
Work in what ever you are most skilled in if you just want to get the job done.
I have over 20 years experience as a graphic designer working in Photoshop and illustrator. Raster images will only be an issue with your final output if you are using too low PPI. (Or DPI as many people call it.)
The photo you start with needs to be as high resolution as possible. I spent less than 5 minutes with your original image in Photoshop.... not perfect, but improved...
Certainly if you start with vector and the correct font you will be able to replicate the decal best. Anything else will require compromise, but if it's very, very close, will anyone be able to tell?