When creating original images in media design, vector images are a term designers quickly get familiar with. Unlike their counterpart raster images, vector images are completely editable. Since these images are complex, all vector image file formats are not readable by consumer-grade digital applications. However, these files are compatible with most professional design software applications. In this article, we will cover what makes vector images so useful and how to fully take advantage of their features.
A tough part of working in the media design industry is understanding all the different ways there are of printing. Fortunately, there is one industry standard printing file format that is used across most 2D printing processes. Adobe Systems has done a great job of creating a universal file format that can be read across any computer. Anyone can view these files for free who has downloaded the software Acrobat Reader. There are several other distinct advantages to working with PDFs that will be discussed further in this article.