Adobe Illustrator vs Sketch

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Adobe Illustrator vs Sketch: What are the differences?

Developers describe Adobe Illustrator as "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. On the other hand, Sketch is detailed as "Professional Digital Design for Mac". Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.

Adobe Illustrator and Sketch belong to "Graphic Design" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, Sketch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 108 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 Sketch
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    Vector Creation
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    Lightweight alternative to Photoshop
  • 11
    Mirror designs on mobile devices
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    Reusable elements/components
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    Vector
  • 5
    Plugins for everything
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    Real-time design preview on iOS devices
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    Constant updates
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    Thought for UI design

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Cons of Adobe Illustrator
Cons of Sketch
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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
  • 4
    Not for Windows
  • 3
    Horrible for slide presentations

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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 Sketch?

Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.

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What are some alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and Sketch?
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.
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.
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.
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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