Difference between Photoshop and Illustrator
We all know that guy who poses as a photographer on social media but his real talent lies in photo editing or just how we all like to call it Photoshopping! It has become synonymous with photo editing and the two software that brought about this change are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. So, what are they all about and how do they differ from each other? Let's delve into it.
To put it simply, Photoshop works its magic on Raster files whereas Illustrator is for Vector files. While raster files are composed of pixels, vector files are made of paths.
Adobe Photoshop enables smooth editing of already created images and graphics. At times, the end product can be jagged as all Photoshop images are raster files, composed of Pixels. On the other hand, Adobe Illustrator is comparatively advanced as it employs a line between two points as its basic framework.
Illustrator is often used to create logos which are often displayed or printed in different shapes and sizes. The basic framework of it enables it to be scaled up or down. One of the functional drawbacks associated with Illustrator is that doesn't provide a lot of options to edit already created images, owing to the lack of tools and filters.
|Graphics||Photoshop works on Raster files composed of pixels.||Illustrator works on vector files composed of paths.|
|Purpose/Function||Photoshop is used for editing images.||Illustrator is used for image creation.|
|Resolution||Resolution of images changes while zooming in and out.||The resolution of images created does not change while zooming.|
|Users||Photoshop is mostly used by artists.||Illustrator is mostly used by designers.|
|Pricing||The monthly subscription for photoshop is $20.99.||The subscription price for illustrator is $239.88 each year.|
|Artboards||It has single canvas.||It has multiple canvas or artboards.|