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Jenn LaMay
????????Illustrator or Photoshop???????
on Feb 14, 2008 at 4:34:02 pm

What does the software ILLUSTRATOR do that PHOTOSHOP does not do?


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Vincent Rosati
Re: ????????Illustrator or Photoshop???????
on Feb 14, 2008 at 6:15:20 pm

I'm more of an 'Illustrator' guy. I describe Illustrator as being more fundamental, or foundational, as it's focus is vector graphics. IA & PS are very similar in many ways, and can often achieve identical results. It's largely the approach that is different.

Some of my workflows...
Illustrator. (for print or web)
Illustrator>Photoshop>...
Illustrator>Cinema 4D>...
Illustrator>After Effects>...
Illustrator>Acrobat>...
Illustrator>Font Creator>...

Illustrator began as Adobe's in-house font creation software.

Generally speaking, Illustrator is faster and generates smaller files. It's great at roughing comps for print or web, and ideal for doing all levels of illustrative work.
Illustator can...
Do tiled page layouts.
Incorporate or generate raster effects.
Create path objects (splines) for Cinema 4D. Illustrator has many CAD-type tools.

Pathfinder tools, which are great for any number of things.
Path effects and filters
Blend, when used to morph objects
Align Tools
Live Trace
Font creation
Some 3D extrusion effect tools

Vince


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Richard Harrington
Re: ????????Illustrator or Photoshop???????
on Feb 16, 2008 at 2:02:34 pm

Guys.. this is a pro level forum...

Short Answer... Visit Adobe's website...

Read up.. then ask questions on what you don't understand.

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork


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Vincent Rosati
Re: ????????Illustrator or Photoshop???????
on Feb 17, 2008 at 2:39:07 am

...in the end, just remember to never take yourself too seriously, and have some fun using whichever app you decide to work with.

Vince


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Richard Harrington
Re: ????????Illustrator or Photoshop???????
on Feb 17, 2008 at 3:43:37 am

My gripe was not at you...

My gripe was with the what's better cheddar or swiss question.

You were nothing if not too nice...

The poster should simply learn to read a little first... and follow forum etiquette... my favorite are the 20 question marks used in the original post.

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork


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Vincent Rosati
Re: ????????Illustrator or Photoshop???????
on Feb 18, 2008 at 2:06:30 am

agreed. ^_^

Vince


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