Vector Art

Vector graphics art is artwork that is defined based on mathematical equations and concepts (points, lines, polygons…) to create artwork that is high-quality at all resolutions. Vector art is in contrast to raster artwork.

Files

Vector art is often created by Adobe Illustrator or Sketch. The following file types typically indicate the artwork is vector:

Printing

Vector art is preferred over raster art for printing as there is no loss of quality when scaled for high-resolution printers; especially for text, illustrations and logos. Photos are inherently rasterized and can not be effectively converted to vector.

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Updated on October 22, 2019

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