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Illustrator or Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by blackcat, May 10, 2011.


Which program do you use, when designing/working etc?

  1. Adobe illustrator

    3 vote(s)
  2. Adobe illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

    10 vote(s)
  3. Adobe photoshop

    0 vote(s)
  1. blackcat

    blackcat New Member

    hello, im doing some research on these two programs for my EPQ, can you pretty please answer my poll? :} if you reply and say why or explain something that'd be great too. sorry if this is in the wrong section aswell.
  2. Kie@ownbeat

    Kie@ownbeat New Member

    Hey Blackcat.

    Answer is both as I think in many ways it's the cross functionality of the Creative Suite that makes it so industry leading.

    It's good drills to use Illustrator for things like logos because of the vector format - scalability etc. That said, I'll often work between the two, PS for it's versatility for things like photo-manipulation and certain effects. Indesign is also a very useful bit of software - but you didn't ask that so I'll stop waffling.

    Hope this helps, happy to elaborate more if you need,

  3. Deancourt Design

    Deancourt Design New Member


    I'd second InDesign also - use it 60% of the time, 30% PShop, 10% Illo.
  4. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Depends what I'm doing.
  5. sthomas

    sthomas Member

    Both programs.

    It's a bit of weird question - it's not as if they are comparable (such as InDesign vs Quark)
  6. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    Yes, both. And Indesign. That's the whole point. Odd question. It's like asking if I use a pencil or a camera.
  7. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    ...Corel ;-)
  8. Kie@ownbeat

    Kie@ownbeat New Member

    haha, well naturally I would have gone for MS Paint if the option had been there!
  9. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    What he said :icon_thumbup:
  10. linziloop

    linziloop Member

  11. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Both and Indesign; as most people have said, depends what I'm doing.

    But in a nutshell: Illy for logos / graphic shapes or elements; Photoshop for photo manipulation or some effects you just can't achieve in Illy and indesign for all publication work.
  12. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Indesign for layout (brochures/LH/CS/BC etc); Illustrator for vector images (logos/maps); Photoshop for photos....
  13. richimgd

    richimgd Member

    Maybe you might be better not asking such a vague question as good research comes from asking good questions. There are a lot of good answers here though as people have explained some of the reasons why there use one or the other. I happen to use both pieces of software, but I would expect so do most other designers!
  14. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I use both, plus InDesign, plus other software occasionally (Cinema4D for example) if I need to. Right tool for the job and all that.
  15. tom thurs

    tom thurs Member

    Indesign, but I'd like to use adobe robocop

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