Learn the differences between raster and vector images and their common usage.
While creating different types of composites and artworks using various softwares, you come across the basic digital image types — raster and vector.
Photoshop supports creative projects ranging from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. By default, most of the work created using Photoshop are raster files. However, you can also create vector files in Photoshop and convert raster files to vector.
To learn more about adding vector design elements to your Photoshop composite, see Working with Shape tools.
When combining vector graphics and raster images in a document, it’s important to remember how your artwork looks onscreen isn’t always how it would look in its final medium (whether commercially printed, printed on a desktop printer, or viewed on the web).
The following factors influence the quality of your final artwork: