I use illustrator, when wanting to preserve the quality of images, if there's a need to enlarge them for the final product. It is important for a good website image result to avoid pixilation (which can happen easily if adjusting the image dimensions in graphical editing software.) If your website doesn’t look good, the odds are that you are driving your visitors elsewhere!
Illustrator is very useful when:
- Creating text for the web
- Making Quality printed material used in a workplace
- Creating a desktop publication (Illustrator has many fonts and the document that you are producing can be given a bespoke & professional style.)
This card was designed with a remit of using only letters of the alphabet and making use of no colour:
Recently i used a passport sized photo of myself and embedded the picture on a background with Robertson Hunting Tartan. Then I used other images to add a personal touch. I now attach this as my personal email signature when using Outlook: