August 24, 2007, Newsletter Issue #26: What is Vector Art?

Tip of the Week

A vector image is basically a graphic image that is defined by colors, shapes, lines and other visual qualities. (A vector image is not the same as a bitmap graphic image).

You see vector art countless times every single day. Consider the sign you just drove by, the image a company uses as part of its logo or the heading of a newsletter you just received via email. Different types of programs are used to create vector art. Some of these include CorelDRAW, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Vector art is as limitless as the human imagination and can be very powerful when used in a presentation, on a company website or other marketing material. By creating or purchasing an original piece of vector art, you can express exactly what you want to convey through an image and vector art is a great alternative to traditional photography. 

Vector art can be edited using certain software programs. Unlike photos, vector images are often 'resolution independent' and might be easier to incorporate into a presentation or other marketing material.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Exclusive Sponsor

iStockphoto is the internet's busiest image market. Every day our 1 million members from around the world find the photographs, illustrations, Flash, and Video files they need at prices they love. More than 31,000 artists contribute original imagery, growing our collection by more than 25,000 images each week. Our revolutionary prices mean everyone—from the biggest names in the creative industry, to the smallest businesses and non-profit organizations—finds their visual content in iStock's collection of more than 1.4 Million files. Join for free today at http://www.istockphoto.com!

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Stock Photography Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
PJ Campbell