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Adobe Photoshop CS3: Creating Images with Vector Drawing Techniques

Photoshop allows you to work with either bitmap (raster) images (Photoshop's default graphic type) or vector graphics.

Bitmap images are based on a grid of colors known as pixels, whereas vector graphics consist of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors. Unlike bitmap images, vector images retain their crisp edges at any enlargement. Learn how to use Photoshop's vector drawing tools to get the images you want!

Here's what we'll cover:

  • Understanding the difference between bitmap or raster images and vector graphics
  • Drawing straight and curved paths using the Pen tool
  • Converting paths to selections, and selections to paths
  • Saving paths
  • Drawing and editing layer shapes
  • Drawing custom layer shapes

Prerequites: Completion of Adobe Photoshop CS3: An Introduction and familiarity with the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

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