WEB Illustrator

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  1. Major Tom

    Major Tom OT Supporter

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    Never used this in my life, but I've got an interview for a job which requires knowledge of it.

    How difficult is it to learn? Need to learn Photoshop too, but I don't think that will be an issue.
     
  2. redna

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    Probably find more help in OTAP...

    Illustrator is quasi easy to learn if you know photoshop. If you don't know photoshop already, spend some time on youtube looking up tutorials. It's a deep program, that's for sure.
     
  3. Major Tom

    Major Tom OT Supporter

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    I've basically been stupid and used a ridiculously old program for designing for the last 8 years. I can't imagine it will be that difficult to transfer over to photoshop, and will probably make my life easier.
     
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    I disagree. I'm pretty damn good with photoshop and I find illustrator hard to use. For whatever reason they changed up the tools and layout options and how things are controlled which can really throw a photoshop savvy guy off...I think a few ppl would agree with this
     
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    look up tutorials on google.
     
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    lol if I were you I'd get straight to studying :rofl:
     
  7. Shampoo

    Shampoo Rinse & Repost

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    I find Illustrator less forgiving than Photoshop.
     
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    I work with AI more than PS. its all about what you get used to.

    either way, get to work and quick
     
  9. redna

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    Really? Hmm... different strokes for different folks I suppose.


    I did find the jump from PS7 to teh CS3 took a little getting used to, but it didn't take me any more than about a week to get adjusted.


    Note that I said "quasi easy" too... maybe that sounded to simple. Don't expect it to be a straight jump definitely. If I were you I'd jump on google and youtube and learn the basics, stat.
     
  10. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    :werd: but he has not used any photoshop, so it will take a bit for him to learn

    even jumping from cs3 to cs4 can be a nice change too :rofl:
     
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    pharmokan OT Supporter

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    illustrator is fucking annoying

    but i love it
     
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    :werd: Brown Guy is right. The tools, shortcuts, layout, and a lot of other stuff is different in AI. I hope you don't need to be :bowdown: in like a week :rofl:. I really hope it's not Fireworks that you're converting from :o
     
  13. Major Tom

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    [​IMG]

    :wtc:
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    dude you are fucked :sadwavey:
     
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    i love illustrator

    illustrator + wacom cintiq = sex
     
  16. Phasm

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    oh man..you're fucked
     
  17. Major Tom

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    I've used Photoshop a bit over the past week or so and I can replicate most of the stuff - the handling of layers is just a bit different, and I work a lot slower. I think a few weeks of solid use would have me pretty competent.
     
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    :werd: it's really not that bad, I'm just trollin'. If you're ever looking for good tutorial sites/books/etc. PM me and I'll show you some of the stuff that really helped me.
     
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    I realise noone gives a shit, but I got the job :big grin:
     
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    And people who've used it for years are sitting on street corners with cardboard signs that say "Will vector 4 food" :wtc:
     
  21. Jimeigh

    Jimeigh Every rook and jay in the corvidae have been raven

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    use cs4, or else it's absolute crap.
     
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    Lost raster, vector has cancer, gradient has pneumonia, please help
     

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