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Reason Why Combining Illustrator and Photoshop

Author: Carl Heaton
He is our senior instructor and originally from Manchester UK. Carl teaches our Web Design and Online Marketing Courses.
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Many people are confused about difference of Photoshop and Illustrator. Photoshop can do things that Illustrator can do. Illustrator can do things that Photoshop can do. So what’s the main difference of Photoshop and Illustrator?

Many people are confused about difference of Photoshop and Illustrator. Photoshop can do things that Illustrator can do. Illustrator can do things that Photoshop can do. So what’s the main difference of Photoshop and Illustrator?

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There are big difference between Illustrator and Photoshop. I use personally Illustrator for something that I needed for drawing. I like to design in Photoshop, but I am horrible at drawing in both Illustrator and Photoshop. Sometimes I have to embed some drawing in for my design. In that case, what can I do since I cannot draw? For example: Recently I needed to make dragon logo. Here is what I got using both Illustrator and Photoshop. This is the logo i made combining both Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Step 1

I know that I cannot draw dragon either in Illustrator and Photoshop. After that, I just searched on Google dragon image. This is what I found. It looks like size is small, details are not that clear, color is dull.

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 Step 2

I cannot use dragon image exactly same as i found because of copyright, size and so on. I want dragon to look darker, big and make some changes. Therefore I have to make dragon which look like my own drawing and design. Photoshop cannot function as good as I expected in that case, but Illustrator is good.

This is how I changed what I found online in Illustrator.

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Step 3

I wanted background to look like circle. At the same time, I wanted to cut wooden background in circle shape. Illustrator can cut wooden background into circle, but I get used to Photoshop more. Therefore, I cut square wood to be circle in Photoshop.

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Step 4

Now we import dragon from Illustrator to Photoshop and add text. Put them in front of circle wood.

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Step 5

I applied bevel effect for dragon to make it look like part of circle logo.

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In conclusion, I just wanted to show why you have to combine Illustrator and Photoshop together sometimes. Combining them would solve your problem much faster and easier. For example I cannot draw dragon, but using just image that I found online, I can change the appearance little bit in Illustrator and make it look original. Then I decided to use Photoshop for final outcome.

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