This exercise will provide an introduction to making charts in Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator allows you to enter data into a spread sheet and quickly generate pie charts, fever charts, bar charts, scatter plots and more.
Illustrator is a vector based program which allows you to draw vector items. In a general sense, the term vector refers to a straight line. However, vector graphics are based on points, lines, shapes, curves or polygons. Because they are based on continuous, solid shapes, vector graphics can be easily re-sized without jeopardizing the quality of the image. However, because raster images are based on a predetermined number of pixels per inch, the image quality will be dramatically reduced as you enlarge the image. And this can be particularly detrimental if you have type in your image.