Ever wondered why some images pixelate when you zoom? You’re probably looking at a bitmap image. On the other hand, vector graphics stay clear and well-defined even when significantly enlarged.
In this video, Carlos from illustration duo Marmota vs Milky (@marmotavsmilky), shows you the difference between bitmap images and vector graphics.
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When you zoom a bitmap image, the picture loses quality and you start seeing lots of pixels, blurring and ill-defined shapes. Generally speaking, bitmap images come in .jpg, .gif and .pnj formats.
When you enlarge a vector graphic, it remains clear and you can easily see the divisions between one area and the next. In short, unlike the bitmap image, a vector graphic doesn’t go ‘blurry’. The most common file extensions for vector graphics are .ai, .pdf, .eps and .svg.
Love this video? Learn more about the basic principles of vector illustration in Marmota vs Milky’s online course: Adobe Illustrator: Vector Illustration From Scratch. https://www.domestika.org/en/courses/1431-adobe-illustrator-vector-illustration-from-scratch
You may be interested in:
- Doodle Style Vector Illustration, a course by Mauro Martins.
- Adobe Illustrator: Graphic Design for Beginners, a course by Gillian Gomes.
- Vector Art: Reflecting Your Style With Illustrator, a course by Daniele Caruso.