Raster vs. Vector Graphics


What’s the difference between raster and vector? 

A raster image is made up of pixels, each a different color, arranged to display an image. A vector image is made up of paths, each with a mathematical formula (vector) that tells the path how it is shaped and what color it is bordered with or filled by.

Pros and cons of rasters and vectors

Raster images cannot be made larger without sacrificing quality. Vector images cannot display the natural qualities of photographs. Vector images are scalable, so that the same image can be designed once and resized infinitely for any size application – from a business card to billboard.

Adobe Photoshop is a raster editing program where in Adobe Illustrator you create vector graphics.



Happy Friday!

Today is the last day in class to work on our Graphic Design Webquest part II. If you are finished, spend some time looking at different Graphic Artists (https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/projects/graphic-artist-presentation/graphic-designer-presentation/) Save at least five of your favorite artworks from different designers in your Webquest Folder. When you are done, you can spend time on your blog customizing various themes and details. At the end of class today we will create our first blog post. Monday we will start working in Adobe Illustrator.

Webquest Part II

Good Morning! Today we will start Part II of our Graphic Design Webquest.  Part 1 of the Webquest helped us become more familiar with various categories of graphic design. In order for us to better understand what makes a design strong and to help us apply that to our work this semester, let’s analyze some of our images from our Graphic Design Webquest. Find the outline for the project at https://rooseveltgraphicarts.wordpress.com/projects/graphic-design-webquest/step-2/.