What Is Vector? Vector vs Raster Artwork Formats For Manufacturing Products Bonus resources: http//:www.oksancia.com Hi. I am Oksancia - a vector artist and surface pattern designer. In this video, I go through main differences between vector and raster artwork formats for product manufacturing. What Is Vector? Vector vs Raster Artwork Formats For Manufacturing Products.
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In this video I talk about:
1) What is vector graphic format?
2) Vector vs raster artwork formats for manufacturing products. What is the difference between vector and raster artwork formats?
3) How to choose vector or raster graphic formats for your product manufacturing or design project.
4) How to open a vector file? Best software to open and edit vector and raster artwork formats.
5) How to use .ai file format. How to open and edit vector files.
As a freelance surface pattern designer, my clients often ask me about the difference between vector and raster artwork formats after they received a request for vector artwork from the manufacturing facility where they plan to produce their products. Both formats can be used for manufacturing, however, there are a few major differences and here they are:
VECTOR FORMAT (Ai, EPS, could be also in PDF format) is created by the complex mathematical curves in vector editing software. Here are a few main vector editing software:
Adobe Illustrator - http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
Corel Draw - http://www.coreldraw.com/en/
Inkscape (open source) - https://inkscape.org/en/
Vector format can when opened in proper software can be scaled infinitely while staying crisp and clear. No blurting or pixelation occurs.
So vector artwork can be printed clearly and in a crisp manner on many surfaces by most commercial printers.
Vector artwork can also be edited much easily than raster artwork. You can edit, move, scale and recolor elements in vector files to fir your project. You can also take elements to use a stand-alone placement prints within your line of products you are manufacturing.
RASTER FORMATS (JPG, PNG, TIFF, and many others) are awesome and useful too. I use them all the time for my work, however, for manufacturing commercial products like handbags, textiles, clothing, ceramics, plastic products, footwear, etc., raster artwork is less versatile and often not acceptable by the commercial printers or manufacturers. Raster formats when scaled become blurry and pixelated. Raster files consist of pixels with colors assigned to them. When scaled, these pixels start to show.
In this video, I show my vector floral repeat pattern design created in Adobe Illustrator and a raster JPG version of this repeat pattern side-by-side to show the difference when they are scaled.
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I am Oksancia - a freelance illustrator and textile designer who creates original repeating pattern artwork and helps bring unique concepts and ideas of my clients into the designs that are not only beautiful, but also meaningful.
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