Post # 1
This is probably a silly problem! I’m quite good with Photoshop, but I’ve been using Illustrator to design a vector for my invitations. I keep hearing about people using it to actually design their invitations, etc… so I’m wondering exactly what the capabilities of the program are!
Post # 3
I used it to lay out the type for our invitations. I usually do everything in Photoshop but Illustrator has a nifty glyphs palate that Photoshop lacks, which made accessing all the beautiful glyphs of Burgues Script alot easier.
Post # 4
Check out this tutorial, especially the “vector flower.”
Post # 5
I use Illustrator every day for my job and I love it (I work in the fashion industry). My fiancee is a graphic designer and he’s using it for our invites. You can create the entire invitation with Illustrator (I actually find it easier than Photoshop). Use the guides to help align text and graphics! Also you can find lots of free vector stuff online (and even most of the Microsoft clip art can be copied and pasted into AI as vector – I use it when I need simple shapes like flowers or hearts and then just edit the cheesy clip art stuff out for shapes)