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Vector Graphics

Vector Graphics

This is an example of an existing raster graphic I recreated in vector format for use on posters and flyers. Once created, I can resize the logo without any loss in quality and cleanly fill it with any color I choose.

Vector graphics admittedly took me a long time to wrap my head around. When I worked at a screen printing shop, I used to hang out in the art room and my buddy Chris would always joke about clients bringing in HUGE image files (Photoshop, bitmaps, raster, etc.) to be reproduced on shirts. He always suggested that people learn to use vector tools like Adobe Illustrator because vectors keep file sizes low while transferring cleaner and offering more flexibility. I used to defend the clients because, like them, I just didn’t understand the technology.

In this day and age, Photoshop is a verb. It’s a blanket term used to describe any type of graphic manipulation, whether it be logo design, a font, a photo, or whatever. It’s like calling soda “coke”; admittedly a cultural thing, but a part of modern language none-the-less. I too fell victim to the norm, and, as a result, never realized I needed any other tools…until it became a matter of practicality.

It was a steep learning curve (a curve I’m still on), but eventually I took Chris’ advice and studied the tools. Now I create almost all my work in vector. I started with custom shapes for Photoshop, and then honed my skills working in After Effects. Over the years I’ve recreated, manipulated, and designed vector graphics in Fireworks, Illustrator, GIMP, and Vegas as well. I’m now the “go-to guy” at Stone Solutions for anything logo or design related.

Please let me know if I can be of service to you recreating resizable vector artwork!