Raster vs Vector – Graphic Definitions!

Understanding raster vs vector graphics (and graphics as a whole) might seem a bit confusing at first. After all, graphics is a big part of your online business, but they come in all kinds of varieties. If you want to know more about graphics, and specifically, the difference between raster and vector graphics and when you should use each, then stick around, that's what this one's all about!

Show Notes

Here are some additional links and resources mentioned in today's tutorial. Enjoy!

  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator have been the industry standard raster and graphics editors for decades. However, you may want to try out some free and open source options. You can use Gimp to handle your raster graphics, and try Inkscape for vector artwork. Give 'em a try!
  • In today's video, I mention an upcoming tutorial on how to use Photoshop and Illustrator's Pen tool. This is a deep, hands-on tutorial that I know you'll learn a lot from. You can find my Pen tool tutorial right here.
  • Graphic file formats can be a bit tricky to wrap your head around. Thankfully, as mentioned in today's post, I've gotcha covered. Click here for my video on graphic file formats.
  • Yet another tricky aspect of graphics is colour spaces. In today's video I mention that I have a tutorial that covers all this. So if you'd like to get a detailed understanding of how RGB, CMYK, and other colour spaces work and when you should use 'em, click here.

I hope you enjoyed this look at raster vs vector graphics. See ya next time!

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