I’ve been using Adobe Illustrator for a long time now and one of the most underutilized features is the ability to slice your vector art. It’s a very simple process and a great way to save time and effort when outputting for print.
Slicing can also be used to help make your art look cleaner and more professional. There are many ways you can slice your vector art and I will go over three of them.
The first method is the quickest, easiest and most logical way to slice your art. The second method will give you even more control over the slicing process which can be useful if you’re not getting the results you want. The third method is probably the best way to slice vector art but it can be a bit more work because it requires you to use more than one layer in your file.
At the same time, I do find that I am losing a bit of the initial fun of vector illustration. It’s hard to explain but it feels like now I’m doing it because I have to, not because I want to.
I can’t help but think that if I were to venture into the world of pixel art, then maybe things would be different. I think there is much more room for experimentation and trying new things in pixel art than with vectors.
Trying something new is always nerve-wracking though. I don’t want to see my hard work and dedication go to waste because of some stupid mistake or something. Hopefully things will turn out ok whatever route I take!
People often talk about vector art and raster art, but what is the difference?**
A vector image is an image made up of lines, shapes and curves. Raster images are made up of pixels. The difference can be shown by taking a photo of a pencil. The pixels in the image on your screen are like the dots that make up the pencil. The pencil is an example of a raster image. To take a vector image of the pencil, you would need to draw lots and lots of different lines to represent every single part of the pencil separately.
To put it another way, a raster image is built from many small elements (pixels) whereas a vector image is built from one continuous element (the line).
I think most people would agree that photos look better than drawings when they’re the same size. That’s because photos are made up of pixels and drawing are made up of lines. I had trouble with this at first because I thought that since a photo looks better than my drawing when they’re the same size, my drawing must not be good enough, so I should try to make it look like a photo. That led me to have too much detail in my drawings and my pictures looked flat because
There are two ways of slicing vector art: the right way and the wrong way. It’s important to know the difference because it can save your time and help you avoid mistakes. The wrong way is cutting your vector art at an angle, while the right way requires you to slice your vectors on a grid.
What Is Vector Art?Vector art is a special type of digital artwork where you create images using simple geometric shapes, mathematical expressions, and a set of design principles instead of rasterized pixels. Vector graphics are stored as matrices in vector graphic formats like SVG or EPS.
Strictly speaking, this definition includes line drawings and hand-drawn typography as well, but most people use the term “vector art” only for computer-generated graphics created using the techniques described below.
Vector art is a form of illustration created by using mathematical formulas to generate an image on the computer. The image is known as a “vector” because it consists of lines drawn with vectors (arrows), and an “art” because it’s used to create artwork in graphics programs such as Illustrator and CorelDRAW.
Although vector art is made with math, it’s not as intimidating to learn as you might think. It’s actually quite simple, and I’ll show you how easy it is to learn how to use this powerful tool on this page. When you’re done learning how to draw vector art, you’ll have a new skill that can make your drawings look much more professional, and be able to recreate any kind of image you like.
Yes, I know that there are some tools that can create vector art from a raster image (a photo), but the results will always be inferior to the original and you’ll have to spend more time editing it.
Tutorials on how to create vector art from scratch are also available, but this tutorial is different because I’m going to talk about the things you should do once you have created your vector art.
Let’s say you’re working in Adobe Illustrator with a line vector graphic, and you want to export it or convert it into a raster image. You can use the Image Trace function and set those options, but if you don’t know what they mean, then your line art will look crappy when you save it as an image file.