I'm an artist/illustrator upgrading to digital work, and need to know what programs are best suited to high-end, all-digital illustrations. I have a Wacom Intuous Pro pen and touch pad. Is Photoshop the best "canvas" for this? Illustrator? ...other?
I don't do what you want, so while you wait for another answer, you might read the program descriptions at the link below
Cloud Plans https://creative.adobe.com/plans
-what is in the entire Cloud http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/catalog/desktop.html
Is Photoshop the best "canvas" for this? Illustrator? ...other?
There is no best. It's whatever works for you to get the job done and depends on your style of illustration.
Both are high end, versatile, professional tools. The artistic community for both is huge and vibrant.
At the very least, if you learn both you will always have suitable tools to do your job and collaborate with others.