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I saw in a CD of Adobe CS3 collection that there are many softwares. Among them I have  confusion with the software "Adobe Photoshop" and "Adobe Illustrator". What is the difference between PhotoShop and Illustrator. And what is the work of PhotoShop and Illustrator.

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PhotoShop and Illustrator are two different programs and offer different things. Adobe PhotoShop is for photo manipulation but you can also do some drawings but not as fine as adobe illustrator. In adobe Illustrator is a vector based programs which allocate you to sketch vector items. A vector is a math based and it will allow more freedom if you’re going to generate something that need to be various size, since vector shapes is a math based that you won’t have any problems with things being pixilated. Mostly graphic artist uses both programs. But I would recommend getting an adobe creative suite.

# Comment Id: 24907

PhotoShop an illustrator are the graphic editing softwares of company Named ADOBE.

following is the difference between PhotoShop and illustrator and what is their work.


PhotoShop is an imaging tool that is used to modify pictures in order to enhance or clean the picture
PhotoShop has gained popularity due to its amazing power in enhancing pictures for magazines and websites. It has become very popular that the word PhotoShop has often been used as a verb in terms like ‘photoshoping a picture’. The capabilities of PhotoShop range from simple ones like changing the brightness and contrast to more complex functions like cloning, masking, and overlaying. A capable artist can use PhotoShop to erase unwanted elements in the photograph or add new elements and the resulting photo would seem like it was taken that way. PhotoShop only deals with bitmap images which consist of pixels. Thousands or millions of pixels arranged in a grid make up a single photo. PhotoShop modifies the coloration of these pixels in order to come up with the end result.


illustrator, which is used to create vector graphics. Vector graphics are not like real world pictures since every component in a vector graphic is made out of simple and complex shapes.
Illustrator creates vector graphics which can be based on actual photos but are not derived from it. Creating images with illustrator would usually end up as bitmap images just like what is being dealt with by photoshop, but they don’t start out that way. A vector image is made out of lines and curves that follow a certain mathematical equation. The colors do not correspond to a single pixel or anything like that. The advantage of vector images is that it looks just as good no matter how big you scale it, unlike bitmap images that shows individual pixels and starts getting blockier when you zoom in on it.