When I stay away from home in a hotel, I like to get creative.
I create vector images using an old copy of Photoshop on my laptop. It can be tricky working on a small screen.

Whats the difference between a vector image and a normal image?

  • Raster (bitmap) image: At 100% a normal image looks almost the same as a vector version. As soon as the image is scaled, the pixels on the edge begin to show and the edges no longer look smooth.
  • Vector image: The vector image is created by defining points and curves. When vector graphics are scaled, the edges remain crisp and sharp no matter the size.

A complex vector image is made up of lots of vector layers created using the Pen tool placed on top of each other. Eventually a recognisable image appears.

Ever thought about creating vector images? its easy... give it a go.
The Pen Tool.

Vectors are great for logos.

The ACMTIX logo (below) is a vector image and it can be expanded to any size and re-saved without any deterioration in quality.

Hesper the Hare

I helped rescue a baby hare who was left in a box and would have died if help was not provided. I have created this vector image of our hare (below).

Starting with base colours I used the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop to create vector shapes. Slowly increasing the complexity, until I created the final most detailed image on the right. Often an image like this can consist of hundreds of vector shapes.

Hesper the Hare.

Here are some other images I have created using the same technique.
Again I used the pen tool to create blocks of colour that I placed into layers to make a complex image that can be expanded to any size.

A Buddhist monk and Howard Beale from the movie Network.

If you wish to comment or post links to your own vector art, then please do so in the comments below.

Have a great day and if you have any monitoring requirements, let me know and i’ll do my best to help you.
Apologies if you thought this would be a monitoring related post.