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Is Photoshop the best graphic designer?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by shehan, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. skateme

    skateme Peon

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    #21
    Adobe Illustrator is the best for logos because they can be resized to any dimensions without losing quality, but Photoshop is the best for almost everything else. I bet you won't find yourself trying to resize banners to crazy dimensions lol
    SEMrush
     
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    #22
    if u are an expert in photo shop than photo shop is the best
     
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    #23
    I always use photoshop for my graphics, but I've been using it for years and I find it easy to use with a lot of powerful features. If you are in the design industry then you need to know how to use all the adobe products.
     
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    seo_cel Banned

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    #24
    For me, it's the best graphic software. Its features are great.
     
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    chickmagnetstuff Active Member

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    #25
    Yes for me Photoshop's the best photo editing software for 2D's but for 3D you should use a different software like 3d studio max or maya.
     
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    #26
    If you like create a graphic by pictures photoshop is the best but if you like create graphic from the first and with no pictures best is corel drow or adobe illustrator.
     
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    #27
    I make glitter graphics and I use only Paint Shop Pro 9 with Animation Shop - it's easier to use then PS - much less of a learning curve if you're just starting out.
     
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    nickharper Active Member

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    #28
    It really depends what sort of "graphics" you want to do.

    If you want to design a logo or a leaflet then I find Illustrator is much better than Photoshop because it is Vector whereas when I make a banner I usually just make it in Photoshop but use the logo from Illustrator as a Smart Object.

    You have the best of both worlds then :)
     
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    #29
    The PS is 2D design software.
    and the Illustrator is the 3D vector design software .
    It depend on which software you are good at.
    Fireworks is for both vector and 2d software which is my preference.
     
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    #30
    Another question where the answer is relative. It is probably the most feature rich, most-widely-used-by-professionals software in its category. However it may not be the best option for you given the cost. There are definitely less expensive alternatives out there which come with a limited set of features, and plug-ins yet still can do the job for you.
     
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    #31
    As a designer i think that photoshop is the best for photo edit & effects, but if u want to draw any vactor art than u need Illustrator, coreldraw etc. so photoshop will help u for ur design work can say 50%.
     
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    rokius Greenhorn

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    #32
    Gimp is a program I used, and it turned out great! I eventually got Adobe Master Collection CS3 Extended, so I turned Gimp down. It was good while it lasted though!
     
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    #33
    Photoshop RULES! :D
     
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    #34
    i use both illustrator and photoshop, i personally like photoshop for basic quick designs.
    but for logos and vectors i prefer illustrator and corel draw.
     
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    #35
    photoshop CS4 rockss
     
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    #36
    Photoshop is great software for image editing. I like very much pohotoshope because it has lot of advanced features.I think photoshop is most widely acceptable and definitely it's more user friendly.
     
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    #37
    CorelDraw also good one
     
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    #38
    I personally dropped Adobe in favor of 'open source' graphic design software a while back when porting a couple of my systems to Ubuntu (linux), not saying that Adobe is bad or good - I just like the community orientation of some of the open source initiatives, as much as I like the software.

    Here's a couple that are similar to Adobe products:

    Inkscape - http://www.inkscape.org/
    Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X - use the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

    GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/
    Open Source graphics creation and manipulation application similar to Adobe Photoshop - but much better :)

    Scribus - http://www.scribus.net/
    Open Source, desktop publishing application (layout and publishing) similar to Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign.
     
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    #39
    Illustrator is definately the best for design (altrough it has to be accompanied by Photoshop for photo editting).

    Why? Because it is vector based (and the most powerfull for for both print and web and predictable one).

    OK, you design a small add for a newspapper. Client likes it and wants it
    1. as an animated flash web banner in 6 sizes.
    2 full page magazine ad (at 5-6 formats), accompanied by a half- and quater page as well
    3. street billboard 6x15m.
    4. a website based on this design.
    5. a 50-pages catalog and a broshure.

    "... and by the way change that red ribbon to a light blue, make that part of it a bit longer ad outline it with some pattern"

    What would you do with your small raster picture then? Starting all over for every format? Do you generally have plenty f time and nerves of steel. You'd wish to be able to just scale and rearange it, keeping the production quality menawhile.
     
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    #40
    It makes sense to keep both Illustrator ad photoshop in the arsenal.

    Use it as per the situation demands....:cool:

    Though, my vote certainly goes for photo shop.

    Regards,

    RightMan
     
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