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Vector Artwork

What makes vector artwork different from bitmap artwork is how it's defined. Vector artwork is described by math, unlike the fixed grid system bitmap artwork has to adhere to. When you draw a vector circle, you're actually creating an equation. When you increase the scale of the graphic, you're really just modifying the equation.

Programs like Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe Illustrator are used to create vector art (and Macromedia Fireworks can do it, too). Some common vector file type extensions are:


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