1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 1, 2012 11:31 AM by groove25

    Bitmap and Vector masks

    web.boards Level 1

      1. It seems that vector masks can do the same thing as bitmap masks and more. Are there some advantages to creating bitmap masks over vector ones?


      2. Does anyone know of any good examples of effects that can be created using a vector mask?


      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Bitmap and Vector masks
          groove25 Level 4

          Groups can be used as masks, too.


          Generally, I think vectors are more flexible than bitmaps; they can be freely resized without concerns about resolution. However, an advantage to bitmaps might be the ability to use the Brush tool or any of the other bitmap tools to edit the mask.


          It really depends on the materials you're working with. If you have a bitmap that you want to use as a mask, then that's what you use. If you have a vector object, then that's what you use. Having the flexibility to use either is more significant to me than the advantages or disadvantages of one versus the other.