• Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

    Feature wise, it’s quite a few things. I do also realise that all tools have their own strengths and weaknesses, and there’s plenty of things Ai and Ps do badly or not at all. Artboards are terrible in Ps, and you can forget about component driven design in Ai and Ps. I want component driven design, but there aren’t any good options that also have the other manadatory features I want. I try my best to use everything, even if I just use some tools casually.

    There’s so many vector abilities that Illustrator has that I miss in other tools. Not even sure where to start. Making these icons would be painful in anything that’s not Ai.

    For Photoshop, the main things other tools lack relate to masking and styling abilities. Adjustment layers (levels, gradient maps etc) are nice, but not as essential as having masking that actually works.

    Oh, and colour management. Colour management is non-negotiable. If a tool doesn’t have it, I can not use that tool professionally.

    (Apologies for the thread hijack!)

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    • Justin Fraga, over 3 years ago

      Hijacking is encouraged.

      I am a Sketch native and Im pretty good at icon design using its terrible vector tools and Booleans, and even still, I've gone back to Illustrator for icon work. So at this point I'm designing vector art in Ai, layout in Sketch, porting SVG back to Ai so I can prep for AE so I can export to JSON and prototype everything in Framer.

      Wow, I've never written this out before, but things have really changed in the past several years. [edit] Also, we have to buy a lot more licenses these days!

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

        Thanks for allowing the hijack. :)

        Although I am using some different tools to you, my workflow is spread across lots of things and also pretty fragmented. I guess we’re getting things done, but some of the jumping between tools isn't very smooth.

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