Top 5 Key Points – Difference Between Adobe Photoshop And Illustrator

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5 Points that Differentiate Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Adobe company developed two software for photo editing purpose. The products are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Both this software are unique in terms of their functionality, but even they are used for the same purpose.

Most of the time, a user gets confused between them and can’t find the exact difference between them. Photoshop is a widely used tool to modify any image or make your creativity live. For a professional, both of them are having their own place of utilization.

Adobe Photoshop Vs Illustrator

Following are the points that differentiate Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software from a single company.

1. Graphics Format

This is the base on which these tools are used for. Photoshop deals with Raster images, whereas Illustrator deals with vector images. A common viewer can’t observe any difference between the two, but when you zoom the image, you can easily see the difference.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Graphics Format
Illustrator is based on curves, so the quality doesn’t vanish after zooming. On the other hand, Photoshop works on pixels, so the quality drops as you zoom the picture.

2. Editing An Image

For editing an existing image, Photoshop is most widely used. Today, a normal user prefers to use this tool instead of Illustrator. Illustrator software is not having any feature of modifying an existing image.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Editing an Image

3. Creating A New Image

When the question of creating new images occurs, then both these tools are not having much difference. Photoshop as well as Adobe Illustrator, both can be used to edit an image.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Creating a new Image
But being popular for editing an image, Photoshop is used as the only option. A trained designer always prefers Illustrator over Photoshop.

4. Logo or Icons:

For creating a new Logo or Icon, the illustrator is used as it is provided with ample features. Photoshop also provides you the option to create new icons, but if you need to create big, dynamic logos for any website, print design or billboard, then you must go with Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Logo or Icons

5. 3D Graphics:

In today’s era of 3D technology, incorporating images that reflect this trend has become a necessity. To create stunning 3D images for your website, Adobe Illustrator is the optimal choice, backed by web statistics. Photoshop too can fulfill your requirements, but for crisp and quality images, it’s better to use Illustrator.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator 3D Graphics

So, these are the major points which differentiate these two photo creating tools. It is now easy for you to select the right product as per your need and requirement.

By Amit Gupta Founder and CEO of SAG IPL

Amit Gupta, who is the CEO and Founder of SAG IPL, founded this company with the vision to become the #1 provider of quality-driven and cost-effective blockchain marketing and development services in the world. As a Chartered Accountant with a keen interest in software and web development, he manages a team of over 200 professionals, comprising designers, developers, and marketers, committed to delivering top-notch web, software, mobile, and blockchain solutions to clients worldwide. Linkedin


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