Since I’ve been familiarizing myself with the different coloring capabilities of Photoshop and Illustrator, I thought that it would be worthwhile to do test. I have a caveman here that I’ve colored in Illustrator and Photoshop. Both have their strengths, and depending on what a client wants, either has it’s benefits.
I love Illustrator’s pressure sensitive brush for applying strong light sources and strong shadows. I am sure that there is a way to apply colors and textures in a more subtle manner, but I am still working through the coloring interface to get to that point.
I learned to color in Photoshop, and I love the subtle touches one can apply with the brushes. In Photoshop, I still apply strong light sources and shadows in the same manner that I would in Illustrator, but I think Photoshop’s strength lies in it’s ability to endow nuances to digital coloring. However, we’ll see how I feel once I progress in Illustrator.