Introduction to Vector Graphics and Adobe Illustrator CS

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Introduction to Vector Graphics and Adobe Illustrator CS 3 Mr. J. Butler Department of

Introduction to Vector Graphics and Adobe Illustrator CS 3 Mr. J. Butler Department of Technology Education John Jay High School Wappingers Central School District

Why study Vector Graphics? • Used in Graphics Industry • Found in Real World

Why study Vector Graphics? • Used in Graphics Industry • Found in Real World • Building Block for advanced complex graphic projects

Types of Graphics • In computer graphics, there are two type of graphics: •

Types of Graphics • In computer graphics, there are two type of graphics: • Raster • Vector

REVIEW Summary of Raster Graphics • A raster image is also known as “bitmap”,

REVIEW Summary of Raster Graphics • A raster image is also known as “bitmap”, which is data displayed on a grid of pixels • Adobe Photoshop creates pixel based images and can edit these types of files • Raster images are large in file size

What are Vector Graphics? • Vector Images are created directly in the computer instead

What are Vector Graphics? • Vector Images are created directly in the computer instead of being scanned or brought in from a digital camera or other media source • Instead of using pixels, vector graphics are created with mathematics • Vector Graphics are also called “Object Art” because all shapes and colors are created by the outlines of objects

Examples of Vector Graphics

Examples of Vector Graphics

Advantages of Vector Graphics • Vector graphics are resolution independent, which means no mater

Advantages of Vector Graphics • Vector graphics are resolution independent, which means no mater how much the artwork is enlarged or reduced, it looks greatno jagged edges • This makes vector graphics idea for creating logos, maps, and other smooth-edged images that will be used at different sizes.

Vector Graphics can be easily modified • Unlike raster images, vector images can be

Vector Graphics can be easily modified • Unlike raster images, vector images can be easily modified • With a click of a button you can apply stroke and fill properties

Vector Graphics have smaller file sizes • The mathematics of vector graphics allow large

Vector Graphics have smaller file sizes • The mathematics of vector graphics allow large shapes to be described as extremely small amounts of data

Examples of Vector Graphics Logos, Business Cards, Cartoons, Animations

Examples of Vector Graphics Logos, Business Cards, Cartoons, Animations

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator What is Adobe Illustrator? • Adobe Illustrator is a Professional

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator What is Adobe Illustrator? • Adobe Illustrator is a Professional Vector Image production program. • Used heavily in the Computer Graphics Industry

Adobe Illustrator Demo • • Open/Close Program Setting Up a Document Reset Pallet Locations

Adobe Illustrator Demo • • Open/Close Program Setting Up a Document Reset Pallet Locations Stroke & Fill Zoom In & Zoom Out Color Modes Type Tools Layers