I have an awful lot of free time at home now, so I learned quite a lot of new things while improving my previous skills, particularly in web development. And now, for the first time ever, I have successfully drawn my first ever vector image using the none other than the pen tool (The infamous all-powerful pen tool) in Photoshop CS3, a tool I have never ever used for good reason before.

So what’s all the hype of this vector image? What the heck is vector image anyway? Well, as usual if you are interested enough to know in detail, head to this Wikipedia article. If not (also as usual), here’s the gist: vector images or vector graphics are digital images that are produced using mathematical equations. Unlike normal images, because vector images use mathematical equations, it can therefore be enlarged as much as you want, without any loss of quality or sharpness. You can practically enlarge a vector image you draw on your computer to the size of an advertisement billboards stretching metres in width and height, and it will still be as sharp and as detailed as ever.

It takes considerable effort and experience to be masterful in creating vector graphics, which is why I’m gonna show off my first ever vector images here πŸ˜€ It’s not as good as the many commercial vector graphics out there, but it’s a start πŸ™‚

My first ever vector image, drawn using pen tool by tracing the small icon I copied from Mozilla Thunderbird

My own watch illustrated