File Formats Explained

Things you will learn after watching the videos below:

Does a vector or a raster file have pixels?

Is Photoshop a vector application?

Is a png a vector or a raster file?

What is the definition of a universal file?

Is a vector graphic resolution dependent?

What is the resolution for web graphics?

What is the resolution for print graphics?

Does a png file have transparency?

Does a jpg file have transparency?

Do vector files use points and paths?


Native files can only be opened in Adobe applications.

.ai is an Illustrator Native file

.psd is a Photoshop Native file


Universal files can be opened by many other applications including Google, Microsoft, etc. Universal files can be viewed on the web and Native files cannot.

examples of Universal files:

.pdf

.png

.gif

.jpeg

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