What are vector graphics?


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What are vector graphics?

Before we could learn about how to draw vector graphics in Illustrator, we have to first understand what a vector graphic is. In reality, many people don't even know what the term vector graphics means. It's kind of thrown around a lot when discussing different types of graphical applications. For the most part, there are two different types of ways to draw graphics on a computer. Illustrator primarily uses something called vector graphics, while a program like Photoshop uses something called pixels, which are also sometimes called rasters or bitmaps.

We're going to use this example here of a flower to understand the differences between pixel-based graphics like Photoshop creates and vector-based graphics, which is what Illustrator creates. To better visualize these concepts, let's first imagine a blank sheet of graph paper. Basically a sheet of paper that's a grid of a whole bunch of little squares. You may have heard of the term called resolution before, or in regard...

What are vector graphics?
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What are vector graphics? provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Illustrator
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