Vector Art vs. Raster Artmahmudur
Do you know the difference between vector art vs. raster art? In this tutorial we will compare both types of images in regards to their attributes and file types, and how they are best used in different design projects.
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Vector Art vs. Raster Art
In this tutorial we will review vector artwork and raster artwork to understand the attributes of each type, the best uses for each type, and some of the pitfalls to watch for.
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|The most common vector file types are:|
|The most common raster file types are:|
The file types with an * can contain both vector and raster art.
Some clients may not be familiar with the difference between vector art vs. raster art, so it is important that you double-check the file to verify what type it is. Watch our tutorial How to Analyze and Fix Artwork from Clients for more information.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Applications
CorelDRAW is primarily a vector art program. You can use it to create vector logos, drawings, banners, t-shirt designs, stationary, brochures and much, much more.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT is pixel-based software that can be used to modify raster art and photos.
How to Easily Tell the Difference Between Vector Art vs. Raster Art
● Simple shapes
● Minimal colors, minimal shading
● Change colors easily
● Enlarging without loss of quality
● Jagged edges when zoomed in
● Lots of colors and shading
● Web images are 99% raster
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