Photoshop and Illustratorare two of the massively popular graphics tools used in the creative industry. Both are fabulous and utilized strongly by photographers, designers and illustrators all over the world. But even though they are both image-editing software there are a lot of differences which can define the efficiency and effectiveness of your work.
Let’s discuss both Photoshop and Illustrator to give you a clearer path towards which program suits your need better, even though both are easy to learn & use.
Adobe Photoshop is the most popular program under Adobe Creative Suite and was first developed for photographers to edit & create photos based on pixels – raster-based imaging. Photoshop uses pixels which are the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen, meaning you will be able to have complete control of your project editing pixel by pixel. It also has a large variety of editing and filters that you can play with to get different effects.
However, Photoshop is not the best tool for logo designs as these images created are pixel based which may affect the quality of the image as you zoom in and the square pixel will be visible. It looks like the best but is not for all types of artwork and design.
Meanwhile, Adobe Illustrator is used by both artists and graphic designers to create vector images. Illustrator uses vectors which are made up of points, lines and curves that maintains its capacity even when you zoom it. It is ideal if you are working on logos, illustrations & fonts especially if it must be printed in huge sizes as it doesn’t affect the quality especially in terms of edge fidelity when printed on large scale.
Illustrator also has limit to certain filters and editing. Plus making pixel based drawings is not the best in Illustrator. There is limited photo editing features too, as it deals with structural edits.
Here are Key Differences between PhotoShop & Illustrator
|Adobe Photoshop||Adobe Illustrator|
|Images Created||Raster based Images||Vector Based Images|
|Editing & Filter|
|Versatile||Limited compared to Photoshop|
|Printing Capacity||Limited due to edge fidelity||Unlimited as illustrator uses|
|Work Area||Can work within workspace||Can work outside the workspace|
|Selection||Area Selection||Object Selection|
|Layers||Contain Single Object||Layers contain multi object|
|Clipping Mask||Below the object||Above the object|
|Field of use||Photo retouching|
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With this information, it becomes easier to choose which tool works better for
you. But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and try both. They are pretty easy
to learn. And at Intellisoft, we offer short training programs for you to learn
it step by step.
Learn more on how to use Photoshop and Illustrator with Intellisoft Training.
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