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Vector Graphics 101

How do I make a Vector Graphic?

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You can use a variety of programs from free open source software to expensive professional software. Some schools have software for free use.  Inkscape - Free! Easy to use for beginners, but some functionality is lacking. Download it here! CorelDRAW - the prefered professional software for designing laser cut parts. Many useful shortcuts in this program that are so helpful! Adobe Illustrator - a popular professional program, but doesn't have some shortcuts that make file set up easier. Occasionally imports with odd errors like fills instead of lines, half moons instead of circles.  AutoCAD - it works, but the file...

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What IS a Vector Anyway?

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What IS a Vector Anyway?

We get a lot of people excited about starting a new project only to find out their file won't work. We understand this can be frustrating, after all, it looks like it should on the screen, so why shouldn't it work on the machine? If you received the email "Sorry, but your file isn't formatted correctly", don't worry! We want to make sure you understand the process so you can design projects that are awesome. Let's start first with the basics. What is a vector graphic, anyway? The word "graphic" in this post refers to any picture on the computer,...

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