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  • Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics

    Posted on 28th August 2021 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics

     

    Adobe InDesign Introduction Training ideal for beginners - one of our Creative Cloud Training CoursesIn this Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics tutorial find out what vectors are and how they are used. Unlike raster images vector graphics are completely scalable with no loss of quality.

     

    Vector v Raster – what is the difference?

    The easiest way to describe these would be to say that if you were an artist for example Lau Trec then you would be working with vectors whilst if you were a photographer such as Bill Brandt then you would be working with Raster.

     

    In the physical world Vector would be described as art formed from a canvas using paint and brushes. Incidentally the fact that Illustrator’s workspace is called a canvas is not by mistake. And a Raster image would be anything with a pixel, a photographic image.

     

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    Basic Vector Shapes in Illustrator

    Posted on 21st July 2019 by Greta Powell

    Vector Shapes in Illustrator

    A very short post today to share a handy Illustrator tutorial link on working with Basic Vector Shapes in Illustrator on the Adobe website. It is an extremely clear and progressive tutorial that shows you how easy it is to created artwork from very basic tools.

     

    A quick addendum this was originally a short post but on reflection vector shapes deserve more, much more so the post has been updated to give you more examples and links of how these fundamental elements of Illustrator work. Should you wish to enter this wonderful work you will find that all of this and more is covered on the Introduction to Illustrator Training course where you will create, edit and work with your own lines, primitives shapes and paths to build your own original artwork. Because they are ‘live shapes’ you can continually edit them with no quality loss whatsoever. 

     

    Otherwise why not click on the Read More button below to find out more about how paths, shapes work in Illustrator.

     

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    Illustrator Training Tips

    Posted on 23rd April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Illustrator Training Tips

    The Illustrator Training Tips demonstrate just how many effective Illustrator Tools are concealed under the hood of the software. One of these is the Illustrator Width Tool covered on the Introduction to Illustrator Course which is used to adjust the thickness of stroke on objects such as primitives, geometric’s and straight lines. 

     

    Illustrator’s Width Tool is covered on the Introduction to Illustrator Training Course but in the meantime why not take a quick look at the two mini video tutorials on the Illustrator width tool.

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