Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What are vector graphics, and when should you use them?, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Terms and Technology (2014).
- You've heard me mention the term "vector graphics" before,…and you might be wondering, "How are these different…"than raster graphics?"…Well essentially, vector graphics are just that, vectors.…These are things that are primitive shapes,…defined by mathematics.…They tend to be a element that can be a point,…or a curve, or a straight line,…and these combine to create complex shapes.…Most things like type are vectors,…but you'll also use vectors for things…like logos and line art.…One of the primary benefits of vector formats…is that they're very easy to scale,…however, whether you're working in motion graphics,…or working in video, all vector graphics, at some point,…are turned back into raster graphics.…
The primary benefit, however, is that vector graphics…are easy to extrude into things like 3D objects,…or to create highly scalable shapes.…If you're interested in vector graphics,…be sure to check out some of the After Effects Guru series,…where we explore both animated typography…and animating logos,…as well as some of the other advanced techniques…
- When to use vector vs. raster graphics
- Working with high-dynamic-range images
- Choosing the right color space
- Understanding file extensions and file formats
- Maintaining broadcast-safe color and luminance levels
- Configuring Photoshop and Illustrator workspaces and preferences
- Using templates
- Building titles
- Sizing photos or logos
- Saving Photoshop and Illustrator files for video graphics
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1. Core Technology for Video Graphics
2. Broadcast-Safe Issues
3. Setting Up Photoshop for a Video Workflow
4. Setting Up Illustrator for a Video Workflow
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