List of Vector Conversion Software - 30+ Tools to Turn Photos into Line Art and Illustrations - Most of these tools turn Raster / Bitmap / Photo Images into Line Art / Illustrations / Vector Art.
Acrobat Tips: Graphics in PDFs - The manner in which graphics are displayed in a PDF depends on a number of factors, including the source graphics, its graphic format (vector/bitmap), the bitmap resolution as indicated in the authoring application, the distilling job options, and the viewing preferences.
Adobe Illustrator CS Features 3D Effects, Refined Typography and Lightning Performance - Expanded Print Capabilities and Enhanced Adobe PDF Support Round Out Major Upgrade to Industry Standard Vector Graphics Software
An Introduction to Scalable Vector Graphics - This article gives you all the basic information you need to start putting SVG to use. You'll learn enough to be able to make a handbill for a digital camera that's on sale at the fictitious MegaMart.
Adobe Illustrator Scan / Trace / Vector - This week's tutorials look at Adobe Illustrator 10 working with the pen tool drawing and tracing Scans... maps, mapmaking, Logo Design, Drawing Curves, Pencil Tool Basics, Text Warping Tools, Vector Graphics, Turn Bitmap Images into Vector Art, and importing illustrator files
Converting a Bitmap into a Vector Image with Tracing Software - This article is useful for anyone (not just KnotWorker users) To convert bitmap (raster) images with tracing software such as Corel Trace, which will analyse your graphic and convert it to vector format, plus vector graphic software such as Corel Draw for editing the vector knot.
Create Vector Graphics in Illustrator and Freehand Part 1 - Many designers I talk to love Photoshop. They're experienced with it and know how it works, so they use it for almost everything. But when it comes to using Illustrator or Freehand, they're a lot less comfortable. "I know I can do that Photoshop," they think. "Why bother with Illustrator?"
Create Imitation 3D Graphics in Illustrator and Freehand (Part 2 of Create Vector Graphics in Illustrator and Freeahand Article above) - In this second article of our vector graphics series, we'll take the basics that were covered in part one and make use of them in a fun application of vector graphics programs: Faux 3D Graphics.
Draw Faster By Making Fewer Trips To The Tool Palette - This tutorial is for applications that use the pen: Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® and Macromedia® FreeHand®. When drawing with the pen you will inevitably have to stop mid-path and make adjustments to anchor points, control handles or line segments.
Drawing/Painting packages (vector graphics) - The market here is much more wide-open. For cheap products, consider Serif's DrawPlus. For anything much more than that, you should consider budgeting also for a graphics tablet, such as those made by Wacom, as drawing with the mouse in anything other than straight lines is likely to be difficult, time-consuming, and possibly damaging to health if you do a lot of it.
Facts About Vector Images - Although not as commonly used as bitmap graphics, vector graphics have a lot of virtues. Let's explore them now
Graphics / Illustration Guide - Authors are expected to submit graphic files in appropriate file formats to keep good quality and small file size. The following table guides you how to save or export the final graphic file formats for scientific publication. This article explains vector graphics and their formats.
Graphic Underworld: Looking Behind the Pretty Pictures - Often the most frustrating part is the feeling than you almost know what a term or file format means, and then you hear a discussion or read a line in a tutorial that pulls everything you thought you knew into question.
Jazzy Vector Effects: Illustrator Twists and Bends - Right off the top, I am going to start with what still makes raster programs hide in shame: text on a curve. Yes, yes, they have some capability now, but when it comes to text that wiggles, nothing can even stay in the race with an illustration program. And Illustrator does it well.
Lynda's Learning Illustrator CS - Learn about vector graphics and professional illustration.
Paths and the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop - Learn the ins and outs of Photoshop's powerful vector editing capabilities in this comprehensive tutorial.
Photoshop Pen Tools & Vector Paths - This week we cover vector paths, the path palette, and the pen tool. Vector Tutorial (Heathrowe) Adobe Photoshop Pen Tool (USC.edu) Pens, Paths, and the Bird (Stanford.edu) Intro to Photoshop Pen Tools (GFXlab.com) Creating relaistic icons (Pen Tool) among others.
Porting Vector Graphics Between Illustration Programs - There are many file formats available for porting vector graphics between Deneba Canvas™, Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW® and Macromedia® FreeHand®, but I have found that the generic EPS format is the most reliable and straightforward for this purpose.
Power of Vector Graphics - In this tutorial we will present you the power of vector graphics. We will be using the vector art from our site (www.clipartlab.com) but the tips and tricks you'll learn will be usable with any clipart collection you got, as long as it's vector art. Basic Operations in Vector Illustration Programs - Coloring and Outlining in Vector Illustration Programs - Combining Vector Images - Vector Objects in Photoshop
Scalable Graphics - Another word for a scalable graphic design, is a 'vector' - a vector graphic is made up of constructed shapes, colours, and placement that form together to make a picture, and are 'scalable' - rather than being a grid of pixels that make up a bitmap graphic. Examples of vector graphic formats are PICT, EPS, and WMF as well as PostScript and TrueType fonts
Scalable Vector Graphics: An Introduction - Scalable Vector Graphics represents a collaborative effort by some of the biggest players in the computer world to find a workable cross-platform solution to Web imaging. And it's XML-ready!
Scalable Vector Graphics Software - Explore the possibilities of SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a text-based graphics language that describes images with vector shapes, text, and embedded raster graphics.
Scanning Images in CorelDraw & Converting it to Vector Format - The following are providing illustrated step by step instructions for automatically tracing a scanned shape using CorelDraw's OCR-Trace function, and converting it to vector format within CorelDraw. The Harley Davidson logo below was scanned and converted in less than five minutes using this process. It took approximately two hours using the bezier curve tool.
Seeking a better Web graphics experience - Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with Furl.net. It's free! Save it. Adobe and other vendors push vector-based language as a W3C standard. Oh, the nightmare of Webbased graphics.
The Resolution Will Not Be Pixelized : Using Adobe Illustrator and After Effects to Handle Graphics - Often overlooked as a tool for editors, Adobe Illustrator is one of the best and most versatile tools for creating resolution-independent logos and titles that can be used in a variety of video applications. In this article we’ll introduce some of the fundamental features in Illustrator for those working with video. We’ll also reveal a built-in feature in Adobe After Effects that take advantage of Illustrator’s vector format.
Turning Bitmaps Into Vector Graphics - Here's a little known fact that quite a few print designers and illustrators, as well as all you Web designers and animators, will love to know: the best tool for converting bitmap graphics into vectors is Macromedia's Flash 3. What? Yes, that's right
Vector Graphics - A definition of vector graphics and explanation of what vector graphics are.
Vector Graphics - In this module, you will learn the basics of vector graphics.
Vector Graphics Definition - A defiinition of what Vector Graphics are.
Vector Graphics 101 - Vector Graphics allow you to re-size, re-colour, deform, and do a myriad of things to them without any degradation of image quality. This article explains vector graphics and how they pertain to Paint Shop Pro
Vector Graphics Illustrated Glossary - An alphabetical list of terms commonly used in vector graphics. Each term is defined and accompanied by one or more illustrations.
Vector Graphics Software - Vector graphics software provides graphic designers with the ability to create precise, scalable, and layered images. Both 3-D graphics and CAD (computer-aided design) technology rely heavily on vector graphics. But just what is vector graphics? Should you be using a vector graphics package? These questions and more can be answered by looking at the links below.
Vector Graphics Tips for Macromedia Flash / Freehand - Macromedia finally bowed to user demand and equipped Flash 5. released earlier this year, with an improved onboard drawing toolset and a fully featured Bezier pen set. Previous incarnations offered only Quadratic curves, which you can bend using the normal Selection tool. While they're fresh and intuitive to use, they just don't offer the control and range of the Bezier standard. If you're still on Flash 4, you may find you need to do most of your drawing in FreeHand or Illustrator, and import it into Flash
What are Vector Graphics - Computer graphics fall into two main categories--vector graphics and bitmap images. Understanding the difference between the two helps as you create, edit, and import artwork.
Vector Drawing Basics - This section of Mike's Sketchpad takes up the drawing features of Deneba Canvas™, Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW® and Macromedia® FreeHand®. No attempt is being made to review these products or cover all their features. Instead, this section covers the most common features between these four applications. These are the basics of all drawing programs. Once you grasp these basics, then the most difficult part is behind you. Anatomy of Vector Illustration 1 - The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration Part 2 - The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration Part 3 - The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration Part 4
Working with Predefined Vector Shapes (Primitives) - To facilitate faster construction, Deneba Canvas™, Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW and Macromedia® FreeHand® include a set of predefined object shapes or "primitives":
Xara X - Powerful vector graphics program - Xara X is an advanced graphics illustration package that could well prove to be the perfect all-in-one solution for many Web authors
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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