Monday, March 3, 2014

Difference between Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop is an image editing software. The software is widely used to enhance the existing images and give them more polished and professional look.

Illustrator is vector graphics editor application. It allows the designers to create original illustrations and graphics.
Adobe Photoshop is raster graphics program also known as bitmap graphics. Raster graphics works on the basis of pixels i.e. images consist of pixels in a grid.

Adobe Illustrator is vector based program i.e. the lines are made up of paths and not pixels.
Raster images are resolution dependent i.e. quality of an image depends on its resolution. One cannot stretch an image beyond a certain limit.

On the other hand, vector images are not resolution dependent. Images can be manipulated or resized without compromising on the quality.

Most common raster formats are JPEG, TIFF, BMP and GIF. GIF format is mainly reserved for Web use.

Common vector formats are PDF, CDR, AI, EPS, WMF and PICT (Mac).
Raster graphics are slower to display & print, less economical, less versatile and more onerous to work with.
Vector graphics are much more flexible, versatile, and easy to use.
In comparison to Illustrator, Photoshop has less vector art and drawing tools.

Illustrator has strong library (swatches, brushes, symbols, gradients, patterns, graphic style, etc.). In-fact it’s a complete drawing tool.  
In Photoshop, we can create only single page layout.
Eg: Poster, Web ads, Banners, Press ads etc.

On the other hand illustrator allows creation of multi-page layouts in a file.
Eg: Prospectus, Books, Magazines,  
       Brochures, Newsletters, etc.
Photoshop is best suitable for small drawing needs, non-line art graphics and UI designing (web).

Whereas Illustrator is best suitable for serious or professional graphic design.
With Photoshop we can do digital painting, matte-painting, coloring, retouching, color balancing, color correction, web and graphics cutouts, etc.
With Illustrator we can create cartoon & logo illustrations, tracking, and creative effects, etc.  

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