Vector editors are often compared raster graphics editor and their functions are complementary. Vector editor for better graphic design, page layout, typography, logo, sharp artistic illustrations (eg cartoons, clip art, complex) geometric patterns, technical illustrations, diagrams and flowcharts. Raster editor is more suitable for modification, image processing, realistic illustrations, collage, and hand-drawn illustrations to use tablet.
In a computer monitor, images are nothing more than a variety of colors of pixels. Certain types of image files in the specified pixel format to display the recorded image literally. These raster image, you can edit the bitmap only by changing the pixel editor to use them. Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro is the most popular bitmap editor 2.
Many contemporary artists use Corel PHOTO - paint and Photoshop using a variety of illustrations. Bitmap editor such as GIMP and Photoshop support vector, the most recent version of the same tools (such as editable paths), such as CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator in vector editing tools, and gradually adopted previously only method of bitmap editor (such as the blur).
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