Photoshop or Illustrator

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by cammhill, Aug 31, 2010.

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Which program do you prefer to use

  1. Photoshop

    20 vote(s)
    74.1%
  2. Illustrator

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  1. Modern_Media

    Modern_Media New Member

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    Both is my only vote because they each serve a specific purpose in design.

    Illustrator - logo design (those who use photoshop for logos are sucka's) and other vector artwork.

    Photoshop - for almost any image manipulation and website layout design.
     
  2. entr3preneurial

    entr3preneurial New Member

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    Photoshop is the best for me. Easy to use and learn with a better result more than you expected.
     
  3. chrisxboyle

    chrisxboyle New Member

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    i use both depending on what type or what is needed in design im doing..but most of the time im using photoshop
     
  4. mrandrei

    mrandrei New Member

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    Photoshop! I had a hard time using Illustrator. Photoshop is very good in photo manipulation and even in making design layouts. There are a lot of things you can do with this software.
     
  5. Fabster

    Fabster New Member

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    Like Modern_Media says, both. They are used for different things.
     
  6. orangecopper

    orangecopper New Member

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    Illustrator !!
     
  7. porcelain

    porcelain New Member

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    Photoshop is more popular, but I prefer illustrator
     
  8. FastBack

    FastBack New Member

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    I've never used any other program, but photoshop has done everything I've ever needed. It seemed complicated when I started using it, and I don't believe begginers will be great without time. Overall never seen a program that can give the same features for the price.
     
  9. EverplexMedia

    EverplexMedia New Member

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    I vote Photoshop, but it really depends on your needs. For example, for actually drawing a logo, Illustrator offers more features; one of the largest differences in my experience is that the Pen tool offers much more features and diversity in Illustrator. However, for photo editing and manipulation, Illustrator is quite useless in many respects.
     
  10. omglookitsagoat

    omglookitsagoat New Member

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    I usually prefer illustrator, but depending on what it is, you need photoshop. For example, editing a photograph's colors or certain styles of illustration.
     
  11. SplitElement

    SplitElement New Member

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    The two programs have different strengths and should be used to maximize them. I use Illustrator for anything logo/icon related. I use Photoshop for all photo adjustments & web layouts. I would estimate that I use both programs equally, and I feel 100% proficient in both.

    The most popular is probably Photoshop, but I think that is mainly because most newbs learn it first and just stick with it.
     
  12. ShanePhoto

    ShanePhoto New Member

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    At the moment I would just use photoshop. I've tried to use illustrator before, but didn't have enough motivation to fully get to grips with the program.

    I really do want to learn how to use illustrator.
     
  13. SplitElement

    SplitElement New Member

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    A decent place to start: http://tutvid.com/tutorials/illustrator/index.php
     
  14. kensha

    kensha New Member

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    For graphic work I recommend Illustrator but for creating a layout overview I would use photoshop.
     
  15. AK Web Design

    AK Web Design New Member

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    I just started using Illustrator. Still need to get the hang of it.
     
  16. che09

    che09 New Member

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    I prefer PS. As far as popularity is concerned they are both well known but PS is more that I can handle! ;)
     
  17. ranjaan

    ranjaan New Member

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    both will help for gud design but am more familiar with photo shop, it was very helpful for editing picture when am designing interfaces..
     
  18. dub_designer

    dub_designer New Member

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    For great tutorials on any of these programs I've used lynda.com.
     
  19. jumpingspider

    jumpingspider New Member

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    I would say between the two,I'll choose PS! Though,Illustrator has its own advantage as well.
     
  20. bloomingvine

    bloomingvine New Member

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    I find photoshop most easy to work with and have been using it for about ten years on my own. Now however, being a graphic design student, I love switching between the two, but rely on photoshop for effects. I use illustrator for creating line drawings without shaky edges.
     

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