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Vector Graphics and Vector Animations

Vector Graphics and Vector Animations Vector Graphics & Animations | Move People with Your Art As you look at the communications and marketing messages around us, take a moment to notice just how often animated graphics are used to catch your attention and sell you a product or service. Animated graphics are any kind of image that moves on the screen, aside from actual video footage. Animated graphics are made in the Adobe After Effects program in combination with vector graphics, designed in Adobe Illustrator. These images...

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Vector Items Are Clean, Smooth

Vector Items Are Clean, Smooth [Originally published in The Coloradoan on 3/23/12] Last week, I began discussing the differences between raster and vector graphics in digital images. This week is part two of the discussion and focuses on vector graphics – what they are, and how they can benefit you and your business. Whereas raster graphics, discussed last week, are made up of a grid of pixel information, vector images are not. Rather, vector images are mathematically created images made up of lines, curves, anchor...

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Choose Graphics Program Based on Type of Images Handled

Choose Graphics Program Based on Type of Images Handled [Originally published in The Coloradoan on 3/16/12] Many of my students ask me whether Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator is the correct program for their graphic design, print media or image editing needs. And it’s always a tough question to answer. To understand what choice makes sense for you or your business, you must first understand the definition of the two major types of digital images used in graphic design: raster and vector graphics. A raster graphic is a graphic made up of...

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