24.10.10

Vector vs. Bitmap

I have found that vector and bitmap can be used to achieve many different looks. A vector can be used to get a smooth look reducing the detail of an image. It is based on points, lines and curves. A vector is basically points connected by lines of various shapes filled with color or gradient. A bitmap is used when trying to keep the details of an image. If one wants a certain look maybe if using a old image or distressed looking image then a bitmap would be appropriate to keep all of the small little details. A bitmap is constructed as an array of pixels, as it is usually used with photographs.
- I used a vector for a line study to smooth out the sketchiness that the scanner produced. 


Before: 

After: 

After creating this vector trace it smoothed out all of the ridges and produced a smooth straight line. 






1 comment:

  1. The vector certainly does improve the line study. Keep refining those lines, however. Carefully achieve smooth curves, continuation and solid corners. Check the illustrator tips page on the studio blog for using the pen tool and bezier curves. A few of your "bars" awkwardly pinch or bloat and still hint of live-trace.

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