Sunday, January 8, 2017

Why Photoshop and Illustrator is essential for Professional Graphic Designer

Photoshop and Illustrator are two of Adobe’s immensely popular graphics programs. One of the important things a lot of graphic designer gets confused whether to use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator for a specific situation. Different situations need use of different applications to produce the results as per their requirement. 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a most popular program used for modifying images or graphics. Raster or bitmap graphics are created in Photoshop.
  • Photoshop is a popular choice for web graphics, photo editing and designs since these projects will stay at a fixed size.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based software.
  • In Illustrator, a line consists of two dots connected by a computer algorithm, instead of line of pixels like Adobe Photoshop. Because of this reason, Illustrator is often used to create logos or which needs to be printed or displayed at different sizes. A vector graphic will never lose its quality even after scaling up or down.

Importance of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

To understand the difference where to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, it’s important to understand their importance and usage.
  • Photoshop can produce vector graphics, but this is not its basic function. On the other hand, Illustrator deals with vector graphics as its main function, and as a result it has more tools to properly produce scalable logos. Making an artwork which can scale to any size is one of the fundamentals in logo design.
    • Photoshop is suitable to use for photo editing, photo manipulation, and composite artwork.
    • Illustrator is best suited for certain aspects of branding, scalable vector graphic artwork, technical illustration, typography, and pattern-making.

Combining the power of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

The best way is to utilize these programs is in a combination to achieve the desired result. For example, combination of using both Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Photoshop to perform the digital artwork and photo manipulation, like removing people and objects from backgrounds, and rendering any digital effects that can be used for creating the right atmosphere.
  • Illustrator can be used to incorporate things like logos to promote companies.
To match industry standards and know how to use both the programs efficiently, it is of utmost importance that Graphic Designers should be proficient with both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop applications. Nowadays, many professional Graphic Design Institutes provide advanced level training offering various Photoshop and Illustrator Certificate and Diploma Courses which prepare students for professional career as a graphic designer. 
Having hands on experience will help Graphic Designers produce digital images, illustrations, web layouts, logos, brochures, magazine covers, stationary and many other important projects.

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