The world of creating designs from real life imagery and inspirations is transforming and evolving quickly. More and more brands are moving towards real imagery for their garments and fashion designs rather than abstract images and designs. Real world images can be inspired by pretty much anything – a simple click from everyday life ranging from things we see around us to unique custom based imaging of articles, objects, pictures and real life inspirations. In this regard, computer imaging and designing has been evolving to provide vector artwork services to many industries, especially the fashion industry which uses this technology to make custom based apparels and gears for customers. Vector artwork services have a versatile and flexible array of products and services where it can be applied effectively to create stunning creations on any kind of base.
What is Vector Artwork?
Vector Artwork is designed using any kind of image or picture that is shared by the client to prepare a digital image which is printable and usable on any kind of material with sharper, clearer and in enhanced view of the image. It is not only suitable to create films or screens which can later be used on garments and fabrics, but can also be used to create designs and artwork on glass, wood, metal, plastic etc. It can also be used for vinyl cutting to make attractive designs on vinyl which can be used easily for decorative purposes on clothing and upholstery.
The applications of vector artwork services are huge and varied and can be used in all kinds of industries. All that a client needs to provide is a decent sized image and their ideas as to how they want to enhance and use the image – the rest can be taken care by specialised softwares which can digitalise the images and make it usable on any format without the fear of pixelation, dilation or losing out on character. Currently, vector artworks are made into formats such as AI, CDR, PDF, EPS, DXF and WMF and can easily be used in any garmenting or screen making industry to directly print on fabrics or on any kind of materials. It can also be used for laser engraving for decor purposes on leather, glass or fabric.
Do’s and Don’ts of Vector Art
Experts and professionals in the digitizing space recommend a few tips and share their list of do’s and don’ts for those who are starting out with vector artwork – be it a client or a digitizer. These easy to remember tips can help in enhancing the work and keeping up with the expectations:
- DO Minimum usage of texts is recommended – unless they are absolutely specific to the artwork, it is recommended to limit usage of texts
- When working on a vector file, Don’t add jpeg files and the signature of the digitizer so that it can be used easily by the client later on
- Another tip shared by experts is to DO keep all the oaths closed in an image for the filled shape
- DON’T use curved lines in images as they can make the image look flat
- DO focus on the anchor points and keep them to the amount which is bare minimum
- DO unlock layers and label them correctly before submitting to the client for easy reference
- DON’T use too many artboards which can clutter the space, use a single one and clear of any unwanted artboard boundaries.
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