What is Vector Art?
In digital art there are two layer formats: raster and vector. Raster formats are based in pixels and vector is based in paths and points.
When you resize a raster image, you are expanding the pixels. Your program has to try to estimate what the colours would be for the additional pixels created. Due to this, the image loses it's clarity and creates a pixel effect.
When you resize a vector image, you are increasing the distance between the points. Due to this, the image doesn't lose it's clarity and doesn't pixellate.
The key element of vector is that it's infinitely scalable without any quality loss and it's why we love it!
What is Project Educate?
Project Educate is a Community Relations ran series of events which focus individually on each of the galleries of deviantART. It is exists to help give further exposure to the galleries concerned, help educate those in new mediums/genres and host events surrounding those galleries for those who are already part of the galleries.
Vector Week will be running 16th to 22nd of January 2011 with a series of events, articles and contests for those wanting to know more about vector and those who are already part of our scalable community.
The Week's Events...
Sunday 16th January 2011
Evolution of Vector - Contest starts
Vector Trivia event hosted by the vector group vector-artists.
Winners: 1st Place - YasminaCreates 2nd Place - ssst 3rd Place - BryanKun! Congrats
Monday 17th January 2011
Featured chat with web/graphics designer Ryan Putnam aka RypeArts aka the owner of VecTips.com.
News: Project Educate: Getting into Vector
News: Project Educate: Ryan Putnam featured chat log
Tuesday 18th January 2011
News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Abstract
News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Animal
News: Project Educate: The Vector COMMUNITY!
Wednesday 19th January 2011
Featured chat with internationally respected illustrator Cristiano Siqueira aka CrisVector. The event will be taking place in #CommunityRelations
News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Objects
News: Project Educate: Vector Art, Technically Speaking
News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: People
Thursday 20th January 2011
Chat event: VectorORGY with ssst thanks to vexelove #vexelove's chatroom!
News: Project Educate: CrisVector featured chat log
News: Project Educate: The 100% Vector Rule
News: Project Educate: Exposure and the Vector Community
Friday 21st January 2011
Deviant Submitted News for Vector Week!
News: Project Educate: Introducing Inkscape - written by BDT466
News: Featured Group: #AI-Resources - written by FantasyStock
News: SPOTLIGHT FEATURE 7: VECTOR ARTISTS - written by jcroxas
News: PE: Golden Pen Awards: Scenes
Saturday 22nd January 2011
News: PE: Golden Pen Award: Vehicles
News: Project Educate: Other Vector Galleries on dA
Please note, this journal will be updated during vector week to include links to articles and events!