I am completely new to anything regarding graphic design, so please bear with me. I do understand that vector graphics are scaleable without any loss of quality as they consist of mathematical descriptions of curves and shapes and are not pixel based. So far so good. Now I can apply various operations in AD Designer persona to a vector graphic that - to my understanding - add pixels to a shape or curve and thus make the graphic (or parts of it) lose it’s scaleability but maybe I am completely wrong. My question is: Which of the following would add pixel based non scaleable elements to a vector graphic:
[ ] - a gradient fill to a shape or curve.
[ ] - blurring a shape or curve.
[ ] - any effects layer.
Any tips to manage issues around this topic are welcome. Thanks in advance.