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What Is Vector Art and Why Should You Care?

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When we’re working with a diagram, clip-art illustration, or your business’s logo, we typically ask our clients for a vector art file. A good percentage of the time, our clients then ask us, “What is vector art? Listen, I’m not the technical expert here. That’s your job. Are we going to have trouble with this project or what?” To be honest, our customers are never this standoffish. We have a pretty awesome business community around here. Nonetheless, we answer their questions with the contents of today’s post. What Are Vector Art Files? Vector graphics are not made up of a grid of pixels, like GIFs, BMP images, and JPEGs. Instead, vector art is made up of paths, which are defined by starting and ending points as well as other curves, angles, and points. A path can be a triangle, a line, a curvy shape, or a square. With the paths, you can create complex diagrams or simple drawings. Anything from the Mona Lisa to the stick figure you doodle while you’re on the phone can be represented with vector graphics. In fact, even the characters of specific fonts are defined by paths. Common types of vector graphics include Macromedia Freehand, EPS, and Adobe Illustrator files. And, since they generally take up less space and scale better than bitmap images, many Flash animations also use vector graphics. Why Should You Care? You might be thinking, “Listen, Blog, I’ve enjoyed this little technical lesson about what is vector art, but why should I care? I’m not a master graphic designer person! I just want the coolest sign ever!” We appreciate your patience and will reward it. First of all, have you ever seen image files that people have blown up, and they just look all pixelated and horrible? Like something out of…

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