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Old 12-09-2008, 07:42 PM   #11
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its a pain to work on labels that are high resolution in photoshop in my opinion. and if they are low res they look like crap once printed.

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:25 PM   #12
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How so? I never have any trouble, I just zoom in and out as needed. But then again I've always found Adobe interfaces cloogy in general and Illustrator doubly so. I'd just rather have a program that does both than one that only does vectors for the same money.

Not that you can tell from my quick-n-dirty labels, but I do a halfway decent amount of vector work in PS. Never had any print quality issues whatsoever.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:05 PM   #13
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i'm not saying you can't....i just find a computer bogs down a bit more working in photoshop than in illustrator when working with really large files. vector art allows the file to stay nice and compact. it all depends on the intended use of the file though. if you know it will always be a label and no larger you are probably fine. i've just had things come back to bite me during my years as a web and graphic designer. make something small in photoshop and want to enlarge it later but no way to do that since its all raster.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #14
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The problem there is not Photoshop but the fact that you're working with raster in photoshop instead of vectors. Apples and oranges.

But to each his own, I suppose.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #15
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right...like i said...."i like doing stuff in vector art". the program is really irrelevant, but illustrator lends itself to vector work more so than photoshop

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:27 PM   #16
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Right, and I disagree that Illustrator lends itself better to vectors.

Like I said, I keep hearing comments being bandied about like "Photoshop print quality is bad" or "Photoshop is hard to work with for logos" or "it will look better if you do it in illustrator." Nonsense. That's like saying, "This Ferrari is OK, but the Lambo is much faster" when you've never taken the Italian Stallion out of granny gear. You've no true point of comparison.

It's irksome is all. A vector is a vector is a vector. Photoshop does them just as well as Illustrator. Anyone who tells you different is trying to sell you something.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:39 PM   #17
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we'll have to agree to disagree on that point....i'd never use photoshop to do a project that is exclusively vector, just like i'd never use illustrator to do a project that is exclusively raster.

if its a combo of both types of art then either may do the job but one will tend to be better than the other.

choose the best tool for the job.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #18
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Illustrator a software designed specifically for Vector imaging? If it isn't easier for creating and editing vectors than the raster based PS, then they did a real sh!tty job. I don't care either way, but I have a hard time believing that they have the same utility...

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Photoshop for the image and Illustrator for text

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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Illustrator a software designed specifically for Vector imaging? If it isn't easier for creating and editing vectors than the raster based PS, then they did a real sh!tty job. I don't care either way, but I have a hard time believing that they have the same utility...
Not the same... comparable. Think about it. Photoshop costs about $700. Photoshop and Illustrator together cost about $1400. They didn't do a crappy job, they did a brilliant job. I have yet to see anyone explain to me exactly how Illustrator is better at vectors, but somehow everyone seems to know that Illustrator is the tool to use for vector drawings. Brilliant.

But as is evident from this thread, I'm just a crazy guy talking crazy talk. What do I know.

Scott, yeah, absolutely. I know we're going to disagree on the point, no worries. But I gotta make the argument I make, ya know?
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