Vector graphics are commonly used by designers, illustrators and web artists due to the fact that they are extremely easy to modify and arrange. Vector graphics use a special format in which every image item is comprised of a line and fill. Shapes can be used and arranged in a myriad of formats to display practically any type of design. Raster images, by contrast, are created out of a multitude of little squares called pixels, each with its own color. Logo designs and web graphics are usually done in vector, while still photographs and digital paintings are usually done in raster. There are exceptions to this, but they are relatively uncommon.
The Overall Benefits of Vector Images
Vector images can be blown up to many times their size and they will never get distorted or lose focus. A vector image that is two hundred times the original graphic’s size will still have the exact same clarity as the original vector, whereas a raster image that is enhanced this amount will appear blurry and indistinct. Vector images are also far easier to palette swap than other images, which means that logos can be presented in a multitude of colors and web designs can be quickly changed to give a client a multitude of choices. In addition to this, vector images usually have extremely low file sizes compared to raster images, which make them ideal for online use.