1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 23, 2006 4:38 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Continue with Fireworks? Or use Illustrator/Photoshop

    Level 7
      Hi All.
      I made the jump from PS to FW about 7 years ago and have been loyal to it.
      Designed nearly 100 sites with it. I now how Creative Suite. I wonder if I
      should just jump to Illustrator and/or Photoshop now?

      <i>If</i> it does everything that FW does and is:
      . more commonly on client's machines,
      . more common client File Format - is also more commonly sent by designers
      to me as a graphical asset - when I'm designing etc.
      . Is more powerful,
      . More adaptable to print uses,
      . More Integrated with Photoshop which is more standard and common as an App
      and format,

      Then shouldn't I change? I toyed with the idea of using PS again for
      web-design but i find the Layer Mask alternative to FW's vectro drawing
      quite annoying. I wonder if I should use Illustrator and PS together. I see
      what can be done with bitmap images in PS and how great the drawing is in AI
      and feel I'm missing out.

      This is probably an old issue but I haven't found any compelling discussions
      on it.
      Thanks!
      John.


        • 1. Re: Continue with Fireworks? Or use Illustrator/Photoshop
          Level 7
          Oops, double post!
          John



          "fireworks" <john.white@jesuit.ie> wrote in message
          news:ehi9h8$ehf$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi All.
          > I made the jump from PS to FW about 7 years ago and have been loyal to it.
          > Designed nearly 100 sites with it. I now how Creative Suite. I wonder if I
          > should just jump to Illustrator and/or Photoshop now?
          >
          > <i>If</i> it does everything that FW does and is:
          > . more commonly on client's machines,
          > . more common client File Format - is also more commonly sent by designers
          > to me as a graphical asset - when I'm designing etc.
          > . Is more powerful,
          > . More adaptable to print uses,
          > . More Integrated with Photoshop which is more standard and common as an
          > App and format,
          >
          > Then shouldn't I change? I toyed with the idea of using PS again for
          > web-design but i find the Layer Mask alternative to FW's vectro drawing
          > quite annoying. I wonder if I should use Illustrator and PS together. I
          > see what can be done with bitmap images in PS and how great the drawing is
          > in AI and feel I'm missing out.
          >
          > This is probably an old issue but I haven't found any compelling
          > discussions on it.
          > Thanks!
          > John.
          >