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Is Adobe Illustrator easy to learn for a photoshop user?

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by daisuke48, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hey I'm thinking of using illustrator to make logos as I read a lot on the web that illustrator is better than photoshop in logo designing.So I want to know,can I,a photoshop user,can learn illustrator easily(not easy like super easy,just normal rate of learning)?

    Please reply A.S.A.P
    SEMrush
    Thanks in advance
     
    daisuke48, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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  2. Mentalhead

    Mentalhead Active Member

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    Well it's true that is better for logos than Photoshop and if you're well with photoshop I'm sure that you'll be able to find your way around it Illustrator. You might have to practice a bit before you can really master it.
     
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    Well it depends, if you have used the pen tool in photoshop and can use it well, then Illustrator should be quite easy, as that's the main Illustrator tool. The hard part is the transfer of working with vector images instead of bitmaps. I personally love the blend modes and blur tool on photoshop, and use them a lot, so its harder for me to use Illustrator which has those tools, only they don't quite work the same.

    But personally i would say getting the hang of illustrator and using it for simple things like logos should be pretty easy. It would be much harder if you were to create complex illustrations though.
     
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  4. etc

    etc Well-Known Member

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    it depends. i hardly understand layers .. but layer concept don't apply in inkscape where users can just draw freely vector arts. if yuo wanted to create another object, you don't create layer but just set aside the ting and draw another thing.
     
    etc, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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    If you use Photoshop, you'll have an idea about Illustrator - it takes some getting used to, but once you've mastered it you'll be fine. Illustrator is the best for creating logos. Practice, practice practice and you'll be fine!
     
    dottylou, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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    daisuke48 Member

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    Wow from what you guys saying,illustrator is more complex than photoshop and photoshop itself is confusing enough! I'll try download the trial first and see how I manage.Thanks a lot guys!
     
    daisuke48, Mar 15, 2010 IP
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    Illustrator is MUCH harder to use than Photoshop imo. It doesn't really work the same way. But there are lots of tutorials out there so you can pick it up if you practice.
     
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    yesmate is right
     
    nirolfnilatsan, Mar 16, 2010 IP
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    I am having the same issues, I know Illustrator is better for logos but I am having issues understanding it. Does anyone have a tutorial site you recommend? Please let me know it is greatly appreciated.
     
    seosuperman, Mar 16, 2010 IP
  10. Fenchel

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    I also am interested in this topic. Thank you for the advice.
     
    Fenchel, Mar 16, 2010 IP
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    it will depends. If you familiar with photoshop, I think you will learn fast with illustrator. If I may suggest, if you want to create logo, try to create by using corel.
     
    red_devils, Mar 16, 2010 IP
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    Yes, since you work on Photoshop, also you can work on Illustrator, because both the same enviroment, so that both for Adobe.
     
    m7md_cis, Mar 17, 2010 IP
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    Yeah, an experienced user of photoshop can get good with illustrator in abt 10 - 15 days. And its definitely great for using in vector works . The work environment is similar in both of the softwares as well as some of the tools.
     
    shadow-sapphire, Mar 17, 2010 IP
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    I find Illustrator exremely harder than photoshop
     
    Sagits, Mar 17, 2010 IP
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    yah it should be easy .... as i m also photoshop user then i just checked illustrator and i found is so easy .... actualy i also knew coral draw then so it was lot easy ....
     
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    I found it to be easy. I went from web based graphics to vector for t-shirts and I found the transition from heavily using PS to using AI. Just takes a little while to get used to using the pen tool a lot but besides that it's quite easy.
     
    ExaltedGFX, Mar 18, 2010 IP
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    Illustrator is a vector based program, so the tools are a lot different that Photoshop (raster based). It's not incredibly hard to use, it just takes practice. Practice using the pen tool first. I learned the pen tool by importing images into illustrator and tracing them. One you get the feel for that, the other tools are much easier.
     
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    Illustrator is way more difficult than Photoshop.

    But from what I've heard, it's the best for creating logos and such.
     
    C4Cyanide, Mar 19, 2010 IP
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    The main thing in starting to use Illustrator, rather than photoshop is getting the hang of the pen tool. It can be *very* frustrating, but after some practice, it makes a lot of sense. For designing logos, illustrator is the best for vector graphics. Photoshop is okay for web-only logos that are small, but for a proper formal logo Illustrator is essential.
     
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    wow, i always though illustrator was easier than photoshop lol :confused: i learned AI before PS though. and i guess it depends on what youre doing...
     
    EliteFlyers_com, Mar 19, 2010 IP