Have you ever wondered what the differences between Illustrator and Photoshop are? Well, here’s a quick infographic and post to give you some clarity!
- Uses pixels to create images. Individual pixels can all be edited and moved.
- Image can not be enlarged beyond what the set image size is. Image will become blurry or pixelated.
- Has a large number of filters and brushes to create natural, lifelike images and photo editing.
Photoshop is great for:
- Image editing
- Web design and graphics
- Creating art using digital pens and brushes
- Making a project that will stay a fixed size: photos, web graphics, posters, etc
- Vector based. Uses mathematical algorithms to define shapes
- Image can be endlessly enlarged without a loss of definition
- Doesn’t contain the image editing capability of photoshop
Illustrator is great for:
- Web design
- Print projects
- Icon and clip art creation
- Making any project that needs to be used at various sizes
Common Photoshop file extensions
Common Illustrator file extensions
I hope that was helpful! Pin the infographic below to save for later reference!