Today I want to have a brief look at the difference between raster drawing vs vector drawing in Manga Studio. What I show you is of course true for other graphic applications as well. For the purpose of this video I drew two versions of the same eye. OK, not precisely the same but I drew them very fast so forgive me certain differences when it comes to the beauty aspect.
The eye on the left is drawn on a raster layer. The eye on the right is drawn on a vector layer.
If you look at them at the 100% size they have right now you can already see that the edges of the vector drawing are more smooth. The reason for this lays in the difference in concept between raster and vector drawing.
While the raster drawing is a collection of small points that have a fixed position on your canvas, digital paper or however you want to name it, the vector drawing uses parametric information.
Easier said: the vector drawing is calculated over and over again while you zoom in and out. The result of this is that the image resolution is maintained while the outlines of the raster drawing can appear jagged if you enlarge them. You can even loose some information of the raster drawing if you decrease it.
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