Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Vector vs. raster, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
If you're brand new to Illustrator, the term vector may be very foreign to you. …But it's important because it's the basis of everything we're gonna do in this …entire lesson. So you have to understand what the …difference is between vector, which is anchors and lines that create our art. …And raster, which we are probably comfortable with because that is pixels. …Yeah. We've been using pixels for years. …We're comfortable with that in photoshop. But, when we start talking about vector, …wow, that's really foreign. But the reality is, it's not, InDesign, …Quark, Pagemaker, they're all based on vector technology.…
FreeHand, CorelDraw, MacDraw. Yeah. …The whole post-script language is based on vector. …So once you understand what it is and how to use it, you'll see there are many benefits. …For example, let's go to this raster photo here of this art. …Basically I took this art and I opened it in Photoshop, rasterizing it. …Okay, so you might be comfortable with this. …Maybe you've opened clip art in Photoshop, or you've opened a PDF file in …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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