The Adobe Illustrator program is a versatile tool when it comes to helping artists create vector images. This industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, and video. These images are usually used to create images for companies that have an increased need to make their designs more modern and clean, following the aesthetic preferences of today’s society.
Illustrator offers increased precision when designing graphics, since the vector format used in the program offer infinite resolution and unlimited scalability. Vector graphics use vectors, which lead through locations called control points or nodes. Each of these points has a definite position on the x- and y-axes of the work plane and determines the direction of the path. Each path has various attributes, including such values as stroke color, shape, curve, thickness, and fill.
Vector based graphics allows users to scale images to any size without losing quality. Without using vectors based graphics, pixilation will make low-resolution graphics unusable for publishing. With Adobe Illustrator available to faculty, staff, and student workers, OIT encourages you to utilize the program and get creative! To access Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Creative Cloud in general, please contact the OIT Help Desk.