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Tips & Tricks

Technology, how frustrating! Some would say that, the closer they get to a pressing deadline, the more likely it is that their machines will give them problems.

If you've ever experienced this first hand, you know what we're talking about. Fortunately, we've compiled a comprehensive list of
Tips & Tricks for overcoming these technology-induced obstacles.

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  • Raster images are pixel based, (JPEG, TIFF and BMP files, also standard for the web) specifically digitized photographs, scanned artwork or detailed graphics. Non-line art images are best represented in raster form because these typically include subtle chromatic gradations, undefined lines and shapes, and complex composition. Raster images are resolution specific — meaning that raster images are defined and displayed at one specific resolution. Resolution in raster graphics is measured in dpi, or dots per inch. The higher the dpi, the better the resolution. The most obvious disadvantage of raster images over vector graphics is that raster images are not suited to scaling to any size without loss of detail. The larger the image, the lower the resolution. This will degrade the image, blurry and imprecise or jagged and rough when enlarged.

    Vector-based graphics, (AI and EPS files) specifically line art created in a drawing program. They are much more versatile, flexible and easy to use. The most obvious advantage of vector images over raster graphics is that vector images are quickly and perfectly scalable to any size without loss of detail. Unlike raster graphics, vector images are not resolution-dependent. Also, because vector graphics need not memorize the contents of millions of tiny pixels, these files tend to be considerably smaller than their raster counterparts. Overall, vector graphics are more efficient and versatile.