Graphics are one of the departments of fine arts, beside painting, drawing, and others. We can divide them into three distinct categories:
graphic arts (workshop graphics)
business graphics (commercial design)
Graphic arts are distinguished by the fact the entire creative process depends on the artist in charge - and that includes both preparing the design and creating a matrix that will be used for preparing prints.
Business graphics have a more practical application, and are mainly used in advertising and publishing. Works thus achieved - as opposed to those created as part of graphic arts - do not have any artistic value and include posters, leaflets, illustrations, magazines, newspapers, postage stamps, banknotes and commemorative prints.
Both graphic arts and commercial design allow one to reproduce a drawing on paper or fabric using a suitably prepared matrix. This is quite different from computer graphics which enable one to reproduce an image, but with the use of computer technologies. This field is based on the use of algorithms and data which allow you to create artistic visualisations as well as visualisations of reality. Computer graphics are used primarily for plotting and design (CAD), preparing publications (DTP), creating computer games and films, but also mapping, medical diagnostics, data visualisations (charts) and computer simulations.