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Graphics Corner: What Is Vector Art?

Graphics Corner: What Is Vector Art?

It’s the number one question I receive as a graphic designer: “Eric, can you please take a look at this art file and let me know if it’s vector art?” More often than not, the file in question is a JPEG and the answer is no. Now don’t get me wrong, high-resolution JPEG files offer a great starting point to help graphic designers create or convert art into a vector graphic, but they are not a Vector file format. Rather, JPEGs and other file formats such as PNG and GIF are considered Raster images.

Let’s explore the difference.