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The Non-Designer’s Illustrator Book by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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1. Before You Begin

I know, I know—you want to jump right in and start creating amazing things! But first take just a couple of minutes to read through this short chapter and set a few preferences that will make your drawing life easier.

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What is vector-based illustration?

All computer images are either pixel-based (as in photos you work with in Photoshop) or vector-based.

Pixel-based images (often referred to as raster or bitmap images) are made of tiny blocks of color (pixels), created at a certain resolution (a specific number of pixels per inch). The resolution for an image that’s destined for high quality output, such as a commercial printing ...

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