We need to "vectorize" an existing image to be able to produce the higher resolution icons from it. The original image is attached (FG.png).(It's used for our software Folder Guard, so the image is of a soldier guarding a folder :-) )
We want the new vector image to match the original as closely as possible.However, some enhancements to the image, to make it look better at the higher resolutions, will be appreciated. For example, instead of the plain gradient of the folder in the back, make it look "glassy". The hat of the soldier could get some more texture, probably. Other ideas on enhancing the image will be appreciated.
An UPDATE, after looking at the early ideas: our main goal is to make the image look good at the higher resolutions. How to do that, I think is to add more detail to the various parts. For example, make the gun look more realistic. Add detail to the red jacket of the soldier (improve the buttons, etc.)
I have attached a few sample icons (unrelated to this image) that look good to me, can you make our icon look as good as those?
As the final result, we would like to receive the following:
1. The new image in the vector format (Illustrator or SVG, or both if possible),
2. The PNG images (with alpha transparency) in the following sizes: 512x512, 256x256, 128x128, 64x64, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 20x20, and 16x16. (The smaller images must be recognizable enough!)
3. The icons suitable for iPhone (including the retina-display compatible image), both "straight" and "precomposed".