Introduction to illustration – Adobe illustrator

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You must have come across graphics and illustrations in websites, applications, posters, and many places, ever wondered how they are made and what they are called? Well don’t worry, I am going to answer all your questions, like what is an illustration, which is the best software to make it, and many more.

What is illustration and vector art? how is it made?

Illustration generally means to explain or illustrate something, but in the world of graphic designing, it means a visual depiction of something and vector art are computer graphics they are created using mathematic equations and shapes such as line, point curves, which makes them infinitely scaleable, in short, vector art is any image created in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

There are many software that can be used to draw illustrations or vector art like Affinity Designer, Sketch, Coreldraw, and many others, but the most popular software that is used to make illustration world wide is adobe illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator is a software used for graphic designing throughout the world.

It is used to make illustrations, charts, icons, logos, cartoons, infographics, and diagrams.

It stores its illustration as vector graphics which is made out of mathematical equations, so unlike normal images, it won’t lose its resolution when it is scaled.

Adobe Illustrator CC is another version of adobe illustrator available with adobe creative cloud which is adobe’s cloud-based service.

It was first published in 1987 and continues to be updated periodically, and is now included in the Adobe Creative Cloud.

It is widely used internationally by graphic designers, web designers, creative artists, and professional illustrators to produce high-quality works of art, It contains several advanced drawing techniques capable of minimizing the time and effort taken to produce vector art.

How To Use Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is used for creating vector art which includes illustrations, charts, icons, logos, cartoons, infographics, and diagrams. In illustrator we can insert an image as a template for our reference or guide to trace the objects in the image, this can be used to recolor or redraw the image and give it a sketchy look.

Adobe Illustrator is used for creating vector art which includes illustrations, charts, icons, logos, cartoons, infographics, diagrams, postcards, posters, and other visual designs.

In illustrator we can insert an image as a template for our reference or guide to trace the objects in the image, this can be used to recolor or redraw the image and give it a sketchy look.

In adobe illustrator, we can manipulate text any way we like. Illustrator allows us to make very fine details in our art as it is vector and not a normal image.

Formats In which we can export/save Illustration

Illustrator’s ability to save or export the vector art is its another key feature. Illustrator’s ability to create and modify vector images means that must also save files in vector graphics formats

  • SVG
  • PDF
  • ESP
  • WMF
  • VML
  • AutoCAD Drawing (dwg)
  • AutoCAD Interchange (dxf)
  • BMP (bmp)
  • Enhanced Metafile (emf)
  • Flash (swf)
  • JPEG (jpg, jpe, jpeg)
  • GIF
  • Macintosh PICT (pct)
  • Photoshop (psd)
  • PNG (png)
  • Targa (tga)
  • Text Format (txt)
  • TIFF (tif)

Formats In which we can import from Illustrator

Illustrator can import in many different formats.

  • Adobe (fxg)
  • Adobe Illustrator (ai, ait)
  • AutoCAD Interchange File (dxf)
  • AutoCAD Drawing (dwg)
  • BMP (bmp, rle, dib)
  • Computer Graphics Metafile (cgm)
  • CorelDraw (cdr)
  • Enhanced Metafile (emf)
  • Freehand (fh7, fh8, fh9, fh10, fh11, ft11)
  • GIF
  • JPEG (jpg, jpe, jpeg)
  • Macintosh PICT (pic, pct)
  • Microsoft RTF (rtf)
  • Microsoft Word (doc, docx)
  • PCX (pcx)
  • Photoshop (psd, pdd)
  • Pixar (pxr)
  • PNG (png)
  • Targa (tga, vda, icb, vst)
  • Text (txt)
  • TIFF (tif, tiff)

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