Pause, it's time for a bit of Illustrator

posted on 6th of july, 2009

Raster images are made up tiny solid color areas called pixels. Every pixel contains information about color and placement.The number of pixels determines the resolution of the image. A bitmap image of 600 pixels enlarged by 500% will have the same number of pixels but each pixel will cover a larger area and this results in a pixelated image. Unlike raster images, vector files are generated by programs (Ai, Corel) which combine mathematical functions and coordinates that allow them to be stored in less space than bitmap images.The most important characteristic of vector files is that images can be scaled at any size without any loss in detail and the vector object will appears smooth even at 500% or 5000%.

Having said this, here it is a small tutorial about creating vector shape.

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Comments (9)

Posted by Lenutaidi on September 22, 2012
Very interesting information and very useful for those working in vectors and illustrations!
Posted by Joezachs on May 06, 2010
Just discovered this.
Just one question. Can this be done in Photoshop too ?
Posted by Kaththea on October 17, 2009
I've just found your article. Thanks a lot! It's very useful.

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Three years ago, I started editing photographs for others, until I bought myself a Nikon f801, I love making and editing photographs, and I spend quite some time using the Adobe suite to achieve some great final results. I finished some editing and graphic design courses, which helped me a lot to understand and apply retouching techniques. I\'m one of the admins on Dreamstime since 2007

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