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Well Illustrator is used to created vectors, just learn to use the pen tool.
Join Date: Mar 2006
No it is actually a tool that allows you to click (and stop) whilst following a line/design instead of dragging(continuous) whilst following a line. It also creates enough points for any dodginess in the line created to be smoothed out.
The other thing you're talking about is a graphics tablet, another thing you can use in design.
so y not jus use the graphics tablet, it seems easier in theory...
Join Date: Jul 2006
this isnt exactly about screenprinting. but wat exactly is vector art or whatever? i got designs in my head and on paper but i need to put them on the computer with vectors. i have illustrator and photoshop but im not great with them.
to answer this more completely, vector art is primarially used for the purpose that the art can is ultimately scalable, meaning that the lines, shapes, colors etc. are all based on mathematical equation. so for example if a shape is drawn at the size of 1 inch, the exact shape can be reproduced at 10 inches or so on.
this is oppsed to raster art which is based one the positioning of where pixels of color are placed. when raster art is enlarged in reality what is happening is that pixels are becoming enlarged themselfs.
each have their own benefits and i have seen plenty of shirts that use a combination of both. i.e. vectors for logos, raster for photographic images
i have been schooled in the art/trade of screen printing and have been doing it regularly now for about 2 years. i feel like i have a good grasp of what is going on in the industry of screen printing but mostly on the manual side. if there are any questions as well id be glad to help.
Yeah well the pen tool isn't really tracing with a mouse, so it doesn't matter how good you are with a mouse. The pen tool is also free...unlike a wacom tablet.
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