17 June 2009

Adobe Illustrator - Vector

Illustrator is a vector drawing program. It is often used to draw illustrations, cartoons, diagrams, charts and logos. Unlike bitmap images that stores information in a grid of dots, Illustrator uses mathematical equations to draw out the shapes. This makes vector graphics scalable without the loss of resolution.

Advantages of vector graphics
  • Scalable without resolution loss
  • Lines are crisp and sharp at any sizes
  • Print at high resolution
  • Smaller file size
  • Good for drawing illustrations
Disadvantages of vector graphics
  • Drawings tend to look flat and cartoon
  • Hard to produce photo realistic drawings
Common Uses for Illustrator

1. Designing Logos

2. Drawing Maps

3. Drawing Illustrations

4. Artworks & Designs

Next step we'll go through the interface of Adobe Illustrator CS3. Hopefully you're already understand the purpose of Adobe Illustrator and the different compared to Adobe Photoshop.

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