# Vector and Rasterize - Can someone pls. explain? (Illus. v. 10) - Adobe Illustrator Windows

Hi, I'm a complete newbie, given the software and asked to create text images. I've read the manual that comes with Illustrator v.10 but still have no idea what vector and rasterize mean. Can someone please explain these in layman's terms for me? Maybe that will help me understand better how to sharpen my text images. Thank you SO much for any help you can provide. Regards, Shirley...

1. ## Vector and Rasterize - Can someone pls. explain? (Illus. v. 10)

Hi,
I'm a complete newbie, given the software and asked to create text images.

I've read the manual that comes with Illustrator v.10 but still have no idea what vector and rasterize mean.

Can someone please explain these in layman's terms for me? Maybe that will help me understand better how to sharpen my text images.

Regards,
Shirley

2. ## Re: Vector and Rasterize - Can someone pls. explain? (Illus. v. 10)

*** [email]Shirley_Hommeladobeforums.com[/email] wrote/escribió (Thu, 15 Apr 2004
07:24:35 -0700):
> have no idea what vector and rasterize mean.
Red vector circle:

Red raster circle:

··RRRRR··
·R·····R·
R·······R
R·······R
·R·····R·
··RRRRR··

You can resize the vector circle changing the numeric parameters. However,
you can't resize the raster circle easily, you have to do some maths and
some figuring out to create a new bigger matrix. I hope this helps.

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3. ## Re: Vector and Rasterize - Can someone pls. explain? (Illus. v. 10)

Shirley,

Check Chapter 10, page 257, "Changing vector graphics into bitmap images". In simplist terms, Victor is like connecting dots (points) with a line (path) like you would algrbraically on an XY graph. Raster is making an image by applying one color to one square at a time the the combination of squares creates a "photo" image.

Bob

4. ## Re: Vector and Rasterize - Can someone pls. explain? (Illus. v. 10)

Bob,

Thanks for taking the time to reply in very simple terms. The manual was like reading Latin. I was lost. It's hard for me to learn new software reading about it. I wish I could attend a class.

Regards,
Shirley

5. ## Re: Vector and Rasterize - Can someone pls. explain? (Illus. v. 10)

Shirley,

You'd shorten the learning curve considerably in graphics by taking even just the basic classes in PhotoShop and Illustrator. Check into your local community college or night school options. You may well find one there.

Bob