As regards conversion from one image type to another, converting a vector image to a bitmap is far easier than attempting the reverse. The process of converting vectors to bitmaps is known as rasterization and is usually very successful and most software will allow you to specify the quality of the resulting bitmap. To convert a bitmap into a vector, you will normally trace the lines and filled areas of the bitmap. However, the resulting vector image is normally not very easy to manipulate.

So, which is easier to learn, drawing programs or bitmap editing programs? Well, we find that on our Adobe training courses, most delegates seem to find bitmapped images easier to work with. This may simply be because of the fact that working with rich media is so visually appealing. For this reason we normally advice that delegates who plan to undergo Adobe Creative Suite training begin with a Photoshop course before tackling Adobe Illustrator.

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