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How can I edit a scanned business card?

This isn't how graphic design works. You have a raster file, meaning the text cannot be edited very easily. It's essentially a photograph of a business card. See What are the differences between ...
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Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?

I had this problem. Back when I was a student and recent graduate, I hated working with vectors and would do essentially all my creative work in Photoshop, reluctantly switching to Illustrator to "...
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How to customize the shapes when rasterizing photos

There's no way to do that using the threshold filter alone. There's no single effect that will do this, but it's possible using a combination of techniques. Anyway, here's one possible method using ...
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Can Illustrator's Crystallize effect be used to create smooth wrinkly borders?

All the menu items under the Effects > Photoshop Effects > section are raster effects. This may or may not be appropriate for any project. However, if the goal is to retain things in exportable ...
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Changing colors of raster images in Illustrator

As far as I'm aware, the only way to alter the colors of the pixels in a raster image is via Phantasm. Or by using "tricks"... such as drawing a shape on top of the raster image, filling it with a ...
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How to ensure color fidelity of the same file on two computers?

There isn't much you can do, unfortunately. The safest you can do is to make sure the image is in the sRGB color space when exported. The majority of people will be viewing it on monitors within that ...
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What does the term raster and vector apply to?

For 3D apps, I think it's easiest to think of the 'building' aspect of the model as being based on vectors, and the 'rendering' aspect being based on raster. To take a very simple example: Sketchup. ...
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How to ensure color fidelity of the same file on two computers?

The answer is a color calibrated workflow. on another computer... Depends on how "random" that computer is. Let me explain. The only thing you can control is the computer you can control. ...
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How to customize the shapes when rasterizing photos

Illustrator is the easier option for this job. Apply your threshold and reduce your resolution to the desired values in Photoshop. Take note of the size of your image in pixels (25 x 17 in your ...
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Re-vectorize a rasterized vector image?

Once the data is raster, it's raster. There's no remaining vector content. Nor any remaining trace of what any vector data may have been. You can't reverse-engineer the image to get any vector data. ...
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how to rasterize an SVG without anti-aliasing

You can also use SVG's shape-rendering property to make edges crisp. In SVG XML that looks like: <svg:something shape-rendering="crispEdges" ... /> In Inkscape's UI you can set this manually ...
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Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?

This is just an asumption. Why would anyone think it is the "same" in the first place? Regardless they are both Graphic Design related, the "two" have a diferent logic. And there are diferent ...
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Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?

I cant reference hard studies. Just some subjective thoughts that become too long for a comment. I recently started learning/playing with ink dip pens. Quite a different experience, I'm much more ...
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Can Illustrator's Crystallize effect be used to create smooth wrinkly borders?

Actually, it probably is working or has been applied successfully but since there's only one color, you can't observe it (unless you zoom in a lot and notice some rough edges). Just like your problem, ...
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can Illustrator-files with raster images keep jpg compression?

Yep, you can do this. You can either keep them embedded and turn off Create PDF Compatible File, or you can link to the original files (and still turn off Create PDF Compatible File). Linked files ...
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Why does my embedded EPS look pixelated on my Photoshop PDF?

Looks like I found my own answer! Smart Objects in Photoshop are always rasterized at the resolution of the Photoshop file. There's no way to stop it (except to place the AI logo directly from ...
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What does the term raster and vector apply to?

Well, the terms do not really align in 3D and in 2D they are a bit elusive too. Most 3D applications are not something one could call raster, but it does not have to be vector either. It depends on ...
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How to do a stroke raster effect

As you mentioned in the comments you have Photoshop, you can do it pretty quickly by following this process. Open your image in Photoshop Image > Mode > Greyscale Image > Mode > Bitmap Method Use: ...
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Possible to link raster Photoshop image to Illustrator to trace real time?

Illustrator can import files as Linked Objects. Rather than embedding the raster image in the illustrator file (eg. by copy/pasting it in), a Linked object points to another file within your file ...
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How these kind of illustrations are made?

It's really up to the artist but most often its at least finalized in a raster image editor (Adobe Photoshop, Krita, Corel Paint for example). Some artists will work across a vector platform (Adobe ...
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If I rasterize a vector, then make it a vector again, will quality be lost?

Yes, there will be quality loss generally. However, there is typically little need to double-convert artwork for use between AI and PS. Photoshop can place (linked or embed) Illustrator vectors, ...
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Print Question about Spot Color vs CMYK Process with Outer-Glow in Illustrator

If you want to go down your workaround route using the black plate, I think you'll need to speak to your printer to check it's OK with them. There's no reason why it shouldn't work technically. A ...
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Different bitmap/raster shape gradient like this example?

I don't think this is created from a gradient. As mentioned in comments it seems to just be a simple geometric pattern consisting of a lot of circles on top of some rectangles. You could probably use ...
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Raster image opens in smaller dimensions in Adobe Illustrator

It's because the image is set to 300dpi. I can see it in the image properties you posted. It's easy to fix. Open the raster image in Photoshop, do Image > Image Size, then change the resolution to ...
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What does the term raster and vector apply to?

A vector is a descriptive language that allows a person or computer to recreate the image by following a set of steps. It is metaphorically similar to a musical score. It has no resolution. A raster ...
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