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Vector graphics are designed to be scaled to any size without loss of resolution. This is in direct contrast to raster graphics, which are composed of a set number of little colored blocks called pixels. Due to this set number, raster graphics cannot be resized without loss of resolution. Fortunately, Shutterstock’s library features millions of vector graphics so that whether you need a design for a business card or a billboard, you will be able to find a vector you love and size it as you see fit.

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How to use vector graphics creatively

Using vector images for web design Using a vector background for your website is a smart way to ensure that your image will retain its crisp resolution no matter what size you stretch or shrink it to. Abstract vectors can make beautiful, non distracting backgrounds. Keep the tone of your brand in mind when selecting your vector. From gentle pastel watercolor washes to sleek and modern geometric designs, Shutterstock’s library has an array of vector backgrounds to match the tone of any brand. If you would like to emphasize certain blocks of text or images on your website, try using a frame vector. Whether gilded and glowing or simple and black, frame vectors can be scaled to perfectly fit whatever it is you would like to highlight. Using vector illustrations for brand marketing Vectors are ideal for the creation of company logos and icons that can be used throughout your marketing material. Shutterstock’s immense vector library makes it easy for you to find a logo that fits your brand. Whether you want a butterfly vector for your light and airy perfume company or a regal crown vector that lets customers know you are at the top of your game, Shutterstock is sure to have the vector for you. Once you have landed on your logo, be sure to place it on the top left of your website. Studies have shown that this is the ideal spot to improve brand recognition. Use the same logo in all of your marketing materials in order to demonstrate brand consistency and avoid confusing consumers with multiple logos. Scale your vector logo to various sizes so that it looks appropriate when placed in your website’s footer and contact page as well. Using vector graphics in graphic design projects The creation of high-quality graphic designs is a time-consuming, intensive undertaking. You can save valuable time on your upcoming graphic design project by using stock vectors to get you started. This will allow you to work smarter, not harder. When stock vectors serve as the foundation of your project, you can easily build off of them or customize them with editing programs. Because vectors are made of individual layers, you can edit or remove as needed. Say, for example, you wanted to create a poster that displayed a world map with a large mountain to represent Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. You could use one of Shutterstock’s many world map vectors as a base and then place a mountain vector on top of Nepal. Thanks to the fact that vectors are designed to be easily scaled up or down, you can enlarge or shrink the mountain to suit your design.