Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe Photoshop

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Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe Photoshop: What are the differences?

Adobe Illustrator: Create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations. The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile; Adobe Photoshop: The industry standard in design, photography, video editing & more. Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. We help our customers create, deliver and optimize content and applications.

Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop can be primarily classified as "Graphic Design" tools.

Avocode, VisualPharm, and Redsift are some of the popular companies that use Adobe Photoshop, whereas Adobe Illustrator is used by Avocode, VisualPharm, and Zenfulfillment. Adobe Photoshop has a broader approval, being mentioned in 112 company stacks & 114 developers stacks; compared to Adobe Illustrator, which is listed in 84 company stacks and 61 developer stacks.

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Pros of Adobe Illustrator
Pros of Adobe Photoshop
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    Vector Creation
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    Powerful
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    Photo editing
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    Layers
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    You can use it for anything related to graphics
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    Magic wand
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    Raster-based Image Editing Software
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    Easy to crack
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    Pen Tool

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Cons of Adobe Illustrator
Cons of Adobe Photoshop
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    Massive disk space usage
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    Adobe Updater to slow you down even more
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    Expensive
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    Not really a tool for web design
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    Clunky
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    Heavyweight
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    Memory hungry
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    Steep learning curve

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What is Adobe Illustrator?

The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

What is Adobe Photoshop?

It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.

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What are some alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop?
Adobe InDesign
The industry's leading page layout and design software enables you to create, proof and publish documents for print and digital media. Ir has everything to create posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.
Inkscape
It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
Sketch
Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
Affinity Designer
No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.
Figma
Figma is the first interface design tool with real-time collaboration. It keeps everyone on the same page. Focus on the work instead of fighting your tools.
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