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Vectors are used to produce high-quality products. Vector artwork is composed of vector graphics. These graphics consist of mathematically calculated points, lines, curves, and shapes. 


What is a vector ?


There is no loss of resolution or quality when scaling a vector image file, so it can be sized to any size you need. It's an excellent tool for printing company logos on business cards, creating posters, and editing photos in the Photoshop app. Any artwork created with vector illustration software, such as Adobe Illustrator, is considered vector art.


How is raster art different from vector design?

Raster art (also known as bitmaps or raster images) is created using colorized pixels. When a raster file with pixel-based art is enlarged, the edges become jagged, and the quality suffers. Vector art displays resolution independence, allowing it to be used in various forms, from small illustrations to massive billboards.


Benefit of using vectors for design?

The primary benefit of vector graphics is that they can be resized without losing quality. Consider using the same image on a small business card and a large advertising poster. The vector graphic you choose can be scaled up or down while still remaining clear and crisp. This is known as "resolution-independent."

The second most significant advantage of vector graphics is

When stored on your computer, they don't take up much space. Because they are made up of points rather than pixels, and because the computer only draws the image when you open the graphic, the file size is kept small. Furthermore, you will never lose quality no matter how many times you edit and save a file.

If your brand is more formal than trendy, your audience may think you're an outdated company. Vector graphics can demonstrate your understanding of contemporary design while remaining consistent with your brand. Geometric designs, for example, are popular, but they don't have to be wild or fantasy-based.

Even a report with many graphs can look cool instead of boring.

Consequences of using free vectors regularly?

Free vector graphics websites sound ideal, and you get what you pay for (or don't pay for). Firstly, if the image you use is protected by copyright or trademark, free graphics websites may not provide legal protection.

Second, many of the freebie files are either poorly designed or incompatible with editing software. They have strict file construction and format rules, just like iStock, to ensure that every vector you decide to choose and use is safe as well as easy to work with. They have a free vector graphic of the week with the same licence and permissions as their paid graphics if you want to get started without spending money.

What are vector graphics used for?


Vector graphics are used by graphic artists, illustrators, and designers for a variety of purposes, including the following:



Vector formats, such as scalable type and text, are ideal for graphics projects and are suitable for graphics projects, such as scalable type and text. Company and brand logos, for example, are displayed in various variety of sizes; they may appear on the corner of a mobile application or on a roadside billboard. A vector graphic logo can be scaled up or down without losing quality or creating a large file.


Vector graphics' scalability was the reason for their resurgence after falling out of favour with raster graphics in the 1980s. In the 1960s and 1970s, vector graphics were first used in computer displays. The World Wide Web Consortium worked on Vector Markup Language, which evolved into the open source Scalable Vector Graphics language, which includes vector and raster elements.


Development of websites and apps Vector graphics are useful in application and web development because web apps and their pictures contain work with a wide range of screen sizes and device types. For example, In a mobile app that allows for a fully interactive representation of corporate data on an employee's mobile device.

Animation. Vector files are typically used to create animated images, resulting in cleaner, smoother images.


Computer-aided design (CAD). Vector files are frequently used in CAD programmes for manufacturing, engineering, and design because of their scalability and ease of editing mathematical formulas.


Hope this article helped to know the meaning, use and consequences.



Ivan Graphizy

Living in India