Questioons about 'raster' graphics images, or bitmaps, a dot matrix data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or points of color, viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium. Raster images are stored in image files with varying formats.

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Why are raster images still used when vector images have so many advantages?

I have read some posts and see many advantages of using vector images when compared to raster images: They can be zoomed or scaled at any ratio. File-size efficiency. Because vector image only ...
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What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics?

I understand from prior knowledge that there are two different image format / composition options available for creating images; raster and vector. I would like to understand more about them, such as ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector

I have a raster image, basically a scanned drawing of the outlines (and some detail) of various objects, and I wish to convert these lines to vectors, using either Illustrator or Inkscape. My present ...
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how to rasterize an SVG without anti-aliasing

I've made a map in inkscape and now need to change it to a bitmap or .png. The map will be interpreted by a computer program which will look for exact colors so the edges need to be crisp. when I ...
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Cleaning up line art with choppy edges

So, a while back I created this icon from a game, but looking back on it behind a white background instead of an alpha-channel its edges are super choppy in some places while it's smooth in others, ...
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How to ensure scalability of logo design?

How can I make my logo suitable for all purposes, from webpages to very large printed banners? I currently use use Photoshop.
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How does Apple's retina display affect sub-pixel rendering?

How will Font Rasterization and Sub pixel rendering be affected with the new retina displays?
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Using Photoshop Effects in Illustrator CS6

I am well versed with Photoshop and how it works. But recently, I decided to make a poster for my home and for that I'll have to use Illustrator so I need some help from you guys along the way. ...
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Why isn't SVG widely used-supported on the web?

In my opinion, raster graphics (GIF, PNG) is used much more that vector graphics on the web. I am wondering why? Wouldn't vector graphics be more suitable for web pages design (i.e. buttons design, ...
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Making a solid color more realistic/natural

I often come across elements of color which look very natural and realistic despite there being only one solid color (not in a pixel-exact way, but rather in the perceived sense). When I try to ...
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Which is better for icon design: vector graphics or raster graphics?

Which of the following approaches should I take to design icons in many resolutions? Create them in vector graphics, as SVG or AI and then rasterize them Design them directly as bitmap graphics ...
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Why are some SVG Filters automatically converted to PNG when creating an SVG in Adobe Illustrator?

I was wondering why some of the SVG Filters found in Illustrator are automatically converted to PNG when I export the entire file to SVG. I don't want any hidden PNG files because of scalability. To ...
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Getting a vector shape from an EPS file into Photoshop CS4

I have an EPS file with some shape. A good example would be the Twitter EPS files: https://twitter.com/about/resources/logos How can I import an EPS vector shape into my Photoshop CS4, without ...
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How can I reuse an embedded raster image multiple times in Inkscape?

I have an svg image made in Inkscape with about five raster images embedded in it. Each of these images is used many times (up to 72). Each of these images is small (<1MB), but judging from the ...
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Using “vector-like” raster images in PDF documents

I'm in the process of producing QR-codes for use on product packaging. The codes are generated in batch and the resulting files are typically 25x25 px PNG files. Of course, such a small image would ...
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How to raster vectors (AI) into 1bit tif in 2000dpi

I need to raster files 1m x 0,70m to 1-bit TIFF. Pretty much home RIPing. AI CS 5.5 only goes until aprox. 500dpi and PS renders vector-PDFs or AIs in 406 dpi max. Then you have to resize x5 to get ...
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Rasterizing circle to exact size

I have created a circle in Illustrator with a radius of 12px. Now I'm trying to rasterize this into a .png from Photoshop to have the exact same size, but anti-aliasing is messing things up and the ...
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Should I link to or rasterize the large amount of artwork I'm using for my catalogue project in InDesign?

I am trying to figure out what I should be doing for a 94+ page catalogue. I have been researching and from what I've read understand that linking files is the best practice for putting complex ...
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Using inkscape to convert scanned color drawings to svg — recommended or no?

I'm an ebook publisher trying to include 10 color illustrations inside an ebook. It's not a fixed layout ebook but a reflowable ebook (i.e., an epub). Graphic example here: ...
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How to find rasterised elements in a vector converted from Illustrator16 to EPS 10

In a way to meet the Shutterstock guidelines I need to convert my Illustrator ai vector files to EPS 10 format. This conversion can create rasterised elements in an EPS10 files. Shutterstock does not ...
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How to shrink logo without losing quality inkscape

I'm really not much of a graphic designer at all (programmer) but I have dabbled in some image editing using GIMP and Inkscape. Here's my situation: I have a nice, sharp image of my logo as an SVG ...
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Converting text layers (with blending options) in Photoshop to Vector

I've recently spent a lot of time creating a logo for my website using basic text layers with blending options in Photoshop CS5. I'm aware that because all of my layers are text, I should be able to ...
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How to remove part of a raster image?

I have the following icon as a raster image, and I need to extract the "i" to do something with it. I'm not able to identify the font (it isn't Times), so how might I go about "removing" the i from ...
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Make a non-raster glow in Illustrator

I was wondering if it was possible to create a non-raster inner/outer glow? If so, could you please tell me how to do so. Thanks.
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How is it possible to use raster images on billboards at such large sizes?

I am learning graphic design. I know Illustrator is for vectors and Photoshop is raster images. When it is enlarged in Photoshop you can see the individual pixels and raster results. So Illustrator is ...
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Beginner Question: Is it bad to mix raster photography into vector based print work? Alternative?

I am tasked with creating a vector based print work. And I'm very new to print design. Is it a good idea to include raster photography inside my vector image? It seems to destroy the whole point of ...
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Remove noise / artifacts from single colour raster logo (Gimp)

I hope this is not a duplicate question - I have looked at other answers and I'm convinced this is different enough for its own question. I have a single-colour logo in raster format that I need to ...
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Industry standard file format deliverables for logos? [duplicate]

During an academic discussion regarding file formats I received from a most excellent designer, I thought I was correct in writing (based on my experience with hired work): ...the industry ...
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How to export png from Illustrator without anti-aliasing?

On first image yow can see an icon, a line is selected in Adobe Illustrator. On second image you can see the image after Save for Web .. was pressed. I do not need anti-aliasing, extra strip between ...
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Perspective transform on a raster image in Illustrator

All I want is the Illustrator equivalent of what right-click -> Perspective does in Photoshop. Normally I would just use the Free Transform Tool, but it doesn't appear to let me do it with an imported ...
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Optimum workflow for re-sizing content in InDesign

I am curious of the workflow that designers have when using InDesign, specifically with placing and re-sizing images while remaining flexible for content whose dimensions can change. I am creating a ...
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How to make a pixelized image

I have an image and i want to convert it to a pixel image where the pixels are definite in it! I want to it be like this:
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Term for the process of converting a raster image into a vector - 'vectorization'?

I thought this would be the most appropriate SE. Regularly I'm asked to convert clients logo's and various other images into vectors - for whatever reason they don't have the original files or cannot ...
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What is the actual value of vector graphics as opposed to raster?

I'm really an amateur in graphics. However, I've already got the essences of raster and vector graphics. Now my question is how vector graphics are created and viewed. More specific, how do designers ...
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How can I improve my workflow illustrating with raster graphics and vectors?

As an illustrator, I use a lot of raw textures I capture or scan on my own, and then go through a series of steps that require a lot of effort and time. In order to provide a better picture of what ...
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How to connect a curved line shape to other shapes using the Pen Tool

I'm trying to create a curved line with the pen tool, which I can do, but it automatically fills in the semicircle I'm trying to make. Sure, I can just set it to not fill, but when it comes times to ...
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Illustrator giving two values for ppi for a linked raster image, only when rotated?

I am trying to place this raster logo supplied by a client on a large format template (this being a raster logo of some text in Arial is a separate issue). In Photoshop, the image is showing at ...
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Graphic containing vector and image content prints out of alignment [closed]

I have observed the following problem repeatedly while preparing figures for publication in journals. When the figure (created using the mathematics tool MATLAB) contains an image (raster) object ...
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How to export a file in Adobe Illustrator and still have it be a vector?

I am new to Adobe Illustrator. I created a simple image with a shape and some text and wanted to create a vector image. So I basically created the shape and the text. Then right-clicked and selected ...
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How can I enlarge an image with little to no pixelation?

I have an image that I need to enlarge to 84" wide and 72" tall. How can I do this with as little to no pixelation? Is it possible to do this in Corel Photo-Paint X6?
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What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector?

Live trace distorts the straight lines that are crucial to my design.Its a complicated design to difficult to redraw. Please help me
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photoshop not giving any vector artwork

Ok, I've used illustrator before and I've become very comfortable with it.It gives me smooth strokes and converts my artwork to vector. Now, I've just started using Photoshop cs6. But I have one ...
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Im trying to clean up an image, its been awhile. any tips?

The edges are very pixelized and I need to make them seriously smoothed out. When I was younger I knew much more about photoshop than I do now, but I need to learn it again. This is my first ...
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How do I export multiple objects to raster images from Illustrator cs5?

I need to export multiple objects from Illustrator to individual .png files. The objects are different in size. I know this is easily done from Inkscape, but Illustrator seems to produce nicer ...
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How to combine a png and a path in inkscape

I made an image on Gimp to use as a background for my icon made in inkscape. The general shape of the icon is a rectangle path with round corner. I imported the png in inkscape, and I want to ...
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Pixlr - Transparent image with Text layer on top . Layer must be rasterized?

This is a noob question for sure, but I can't seem to find the answer. Using Pixlr Online in chrome I create a new transparent image and want to lay some text on top but keep getting the error that ...
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Raster Graphics [duplicate]

How is resolution connected to ppi and dpi units? In the context of editing photos, resolution is a measurement of the output quality of an image. DPI and PPI because that is what you will be dealing ...
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Photoshop Vectors turned into raster images automatically

Sorry if this has been done before. I just got Creative Cloud, have worked on older versions of Photoshop before. Every time I try to do anything vector based in Ps CC, be it Text, Pen Tool or ...
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Graphics vs. Images (layperson) [duplicate]

I do not work with graphics so I am a layperson in this regards. I do however, work with multiple document formats (like PDF and AFP). My question is this: We most certainly have a distinction between ...
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Edit smart object in Illustrator while viewing other Photoshop layers

I am trying find an easy way to switching back and forth from Illustrator to Photoshop. I have two files: one is a raster and the other is a vector. I know in Ps you can place smart objects to retain ...