I was wondering, why our beloved site GRAPHIC DESIGN is having a logo like this. I am not saying it is bad or good. Just curious that who made it, and what was the thought process of making a logo like this.
Oh hey - anyone here use illustrator with a tablet? I've got a Cintiq and PS and was considering getting Illustrator. Seems many of the resources out there for drawing are for Illustrator so I've gained some interest in that realm
@SpartanDonut I use an Intuos with Illustrator without issues. It's not as helpful as it is in Photoshop. Just the nature of Illustrator is click, click, click-drag, click. Which is much different than Photoshop painting. The tablet is helpful with some things in Illustrator and I'd hate to go back to a mouse.
Photoshop without a tablet means you're only really using 70-80% of Photoshop. Illustrator without a tablet means you're using 90-95% of Illustrator still.
But there are some features in Illustrator the tablet helps with.. mainly the freeform tools - brushes primarily. If you use a lot of brushes or the pencil tool in Illustrator, then a tablet would be helpful.
@Scott interesting information. Thanks. It's kind of what I figured... that said, I have minimal experience with Illustrator - I assume given the vector nature of Illustrator, the free form tools still produce vector graphics? For example if I drew with the pencil tool It would produce a line or spline or whatever it's called and I can then manipulate it as I would if I had created the line with another tool?
If so, this could actually really help me because I don't exactly have the steadiest hands and in PS I find myself undoing and trying things again
@SpartanDonut Yes, the freeform tools generate vector items. But you should be aware, Illustrator is not Photoshop. It's an entirely different mindset. Just because you're proficient with Photoshop, it won't mean you necessarily pick up Illustrator easily. I'd encourage you to try the free trial first.
Well I'm not exactly great at painting in PhotoShop as it is. I've got PS for photo editing and some basic web design stuff. I'm not really an artist by trade.
I like working with vector graphics though my experience is limited to pretty much InkScape. I find InkScape a little difficult to use though from a UX standpoint
I've not tried pen based work with InkScape either though
At this point, whether I pick PS or Illustrator for my painting is going to come down to which style of painting I prefer. Leveraging the trial is a good idea certainly... but either app I'm going to need significant practice with yet.
This is mostly a cheeky dig at our friends across the pond :P (not really meant to offend anyone), but I also really don't want to get a t-shirt that doesn't fit after 6 - 8 weeks of waiting.
So, can I get some kind of idea on the size please? How big is the difference between large, extra large...