How Essential Is Illustrator (advice Please) ?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:17 PM
So do I..
A) Not worry too much about Illustrator and use SBpro & Corel and save up for studio tools?
Or bite the bullet and get hold of Illustrator?
Posted 20 June 2006 - 03:34 PM
If you're a student you can get the educational version fairly cheap. It's a useful tool to know and won't take very long to learn at all.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:24 PM
Illustrator definitely has its own niche for me, and i prefer using it where possible over photoshop due to the nature of vector graphics (being able to go back and change them easily)
if youre wondering about the interface, if youre familiar with photoshop and have used the pen tool youll be fine.
understanding where vector artwork fits in is difficult at first, but it has a huge range of applications - i import my solidoworks drawings (it integrates well with photoshop and indesign), create logos for presentation and for decals to use in photoworks as well as creating things like nets for simple paper models.
its also awesome for tracing things - its quite trendy in advertising and it is a lot easier than trying to remove the background behind a person or product in a photo.
Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:31 PM
Definately worth familiarising yourself with it. It won't be too hard to pick up as mentioned by Cyber Demon.
InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator all have similarities and differences. But each is unique for different purposes.
InDesign - Layout
Illustrator - Logos, line art
Photoshop - Images for web, magazines, modifications to rasterised images.
Of course, there are more uses to them than the ones that I have stated.
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