For those who have already used some of Adobe’s software, you might have either ended up liking it immensely or hated it with every bone in your body. For those who actually majored in graphics and artistic niches, Adobe’s software can be heaven sent. But for the rest of us who end up having to use them in an on and off basis for covering up for mistakes done by graphics companies and such, it can be a nightmare sometimes. But sometimes it can also be due to using the wrong software to work on a task. Adobe’s software are each created to cater to a different kind of graphic work up and although they can serve multiple purposes, using the right one at the right time can save you hours of frustration.
Adobe InDesign studio is created specifically for those who are in the printed area business. It allows you to create layouts for printed media and then gives you great opportunities to layout your own talents when it comes to this. You can make newsletters, pamphlets, business cards, books, brochures and et cetera. The end result is a mixture of blocks of photos, tests and other artistic materials that end up creating the layout. One of the great things of InDesign is the ability to package everything into a small file. Although you can make great layouts and such through Illustrator and Photoshop (which are the ones you’d be using most in web design company work) the output file tends to be larger than necessary and you cannot print optimally. InDesign comes with great layout features and editing capabilities that allows you to create an excellent and eye catching printed media output.
As one of the most used software in web design company work and graphic companies, Illustrator is made specifically for working with vector based images. You can make brand names, logos, company business cards, and other items that allows you full capacity to showcase your creativity. And unlike in Photoshop, when you scale and rescale your vector images, they do not lose their resolution. Illustrator works with something called art boards, as opposed to the canvases you work with in Photoshop. And also illustrator does not come in a way that you can control multiple pages the same way that InDesign does (so you cannot use it to make layouts properly). Illustrator also does not come with one of the great options of InDesign; the ability to automatically add page numbers.
And in contrast to these two, Photoshop is what most people are accustomed to using when it comes to photo editing and creating new things. Photoshop is created for editing photographs and also other pixel based artwork easily.