Whether you are a new or seasoned designer, the software found within Adobe Creative Suites should be a staple tool for all creative professionals. From graphic design, logo creation, typography, video editing to vector arts – these powerful tools set the industry-standards in graphic applications. This suites of software are a bunch of highly powerful apps which can allow you to perform wonderful creative applications – only if you use the right tool for the right project.
When should you use Adobe Photoshop?
Adobe Photoshop – Raster Based
Users: Photo retoucher, photographers, Web/App designers, architects, interior designers, social media apps designers.
Uses: Artwork editing, Photos retouching, colours adjustment, image masking, digital painting, UX/UI design, animation and video editing, web banner designs.
Features: Adjustment layers, smart objects, smart filters, selection & layer masks, transformations, healing and cloning, 3D and video layers.
Avoid: Logo design, heavy typography, vector design, multi pages documents
When should you use Adobe Illustrator?
Adobe Illustrator – Vector Based
Users: Logo designers, fashion designers, typography artists and illustrators.
Uses: Single page document layout, logo design, icon design, illustration, character design, UX/UI design, patter design and fashion design.
Features: Object-based editing, gradient mesh, isolation mode, recolour artwork and typesetting.
Avoid: Image editing, multi-pages documents and heavy photograph compositions.
When should you use Adobe InDesign?
Adobe InDesign – Publishing
Users: Graphic designers, editors, authors, exhibition designers and creative artists.
Uses: Brochure, flyer, leaflet, magazine, book, e-book, newspaper and newsletter.
Features: Master pages, advanced typesetters, text wrap, tables, tables of contents and data merge.
Avoid: Photo-based editing, illustration and image composition