what is the difference between image tracing on adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop? I wanted to trace some of my friends photos for a gift, so I was watching some tutorials and realized some people trace on ps or ai. can someone tell me the difference?
Both are mostly the same, but the only thing is Photoshop is usually used in Raster(Pixels) Images and Illustrator is widely used for Vector-based images.
Like for example
photoshopyour image will get distorted, or lose its quality when you zoom it on a large scale.
But on the other hand,
Illustratorworks on vector-based images mostly used in print media.
Its absolutely your call to choose one. In both you can achieve the same output.
I would like to add a differing oppinion. There are huge differences between choosing the two.
You would use illustrators tool if you really want a vector image and you have a reasonably clean image to begin with.
You would essentially be forced to use photoshop as tracing software if you need to heavily modify the image before/during the operation for signal shaping, or cusrom channel picking. You probably want to then move to illustrator for final cleanup.
But its probably safe to say that if you must ask then both are probably interchangeable to you.