For a beginner its always good to start learning with Adobe illustrator first, due to it’s smooth learning curve. We should begin with playing around with basic shapes in Illustrator first then We should head to Photoshop where one needs to put more efforts in learning advance tools & their properties.
Can I use Photoshop instead of Illustrator?
Photoshop can work with vector but the tools and processing are limited. Illustrator can work with raster but the tools and processing are limited. Photoshop has a wide variety of uses, and is the most likely to be previously owned / familiar to someone. And it’s an easier investment to make because of its flexibilty.
Is Adobe Illustrator worth learning?
Yes. Illustrator is industry-standard, and is essential to every designer’s toolkit. It’s generally suited for projects like: simple page layout, posters, logo design, stationery, clip art, icons, maps, and illustrations.
What is Adobe Illustrator best used for?
Adobe Illustrator is a professional vector-based design and drawing program. Used as part of a larger design workflow, Illustrator allows for the creation of everything from single design elements to entire compositions. Designers use Illustrator to create posters, symbols, logos, patterns, icons, etc.
Is Illustrator harder than Photoshop?
Illustrator is way more difficult than Photoshop.
How long does it take to learn Photoshop and Illustrator?
Understanding the User Interface (1-3 hours or more)
You can learn to change the colour of a picture in a shorter amount of time. Although learning the selection tools can take 1 to 3 hours.
Why do people prefer Photoshop over Illustrator?
I prefer Illustrator because it primarily works in vector format, whereas Photoshop primarily works in raster. Therefore, Illustrator is ideal for creating both print and web graphics whereas Photoshop is really only good for designing for the web.