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Difference between Photoshop and Illustrator

Tom Knowlton
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What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator?

Can they both do everything the other one does?
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Tom KnowltonWeb developer

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I don't really understand the difference between bitmap and vector graphics.

Don't vector graphics retain their "crispness" as they resize, versus bitmap images get distorted?
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We covered the differences between vector and bitmap graphics a bit in your other question, but maybe a visual is in order.  Try this site for a detailed description and visual representations of the differences:

Vector vs. Bitmap Graphics - an Introductory Guide for Clients and Designers

You are correct that vector graphics are scalable, up or down, with no loss in quality, while bitmap graphics can scale down, but lose quality if scaled up.

Think: bitmap = photos, vector = line art (cartoons).
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