Vexel is a neologism for an entirely pixel-based form of raster art that imitates the visual appearance of vector graphics technique. The word itself is a combination derived from a combination of “vector” and “pixel. Vexel designs are composed by using multiple layered shapes. It can be done in Photoshop, but these type of raster designs are not limited to only Photoshop but can be done with any image editing software that has a good Pen Tool.
Instead of using vector-based lines, shapes, and polygons to create an image, a vexel is typically created using a raster program’s support of transparent layers. Each transparent layer is given a solid/gradient shape. In some cases, for more realism, gradients are used that remove the stepping in the color transitions to create a smoother, photo-realistic image.
In this post, I have showcased some really beautiful vexel creations that is going to blow your mind away.