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Battle of 3 Popular Graphic Design Software

Design Wars of Popular Graphic Design Software The long awaited showdown between the 3 popular graphic design software finally comes to an end as we put them under the scanner and highlight their strengths and weaknesses to show you which would perform best where and how. Adobe Photoshop Photoshop is a raster based program meaning that images created on this software are not scalable but will pixilate when enlarged. It was Ps primarily created as a photograph enhancing tool and was gradually improved to create elaborate web page graphics, banner ads, UI designs, text effects and more. Adobe rolled out new Photoshop features that help designers create images for web, print and motion Performance Stats Photo Enhancement Web & Mobile UI design Designing Web Graphics Creating Banner Ads Motion & Video Graphics Special Effects Photo Color Correction Pixel Based Design Print Projects Logo Designs Business Cards Stationery Designs Weaknesses Strengths Adobe Illustrator Ai Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor similar to CorelDraw and Macromedia FreeHand in scope and functionality. It is primarily used for creating logo types, stationery systems, web graphics and more. It is known to create vector based graphics meaning that images created on Illustrator are scalable to any desired size. Adobe recently rolled out CS6 which is the sixteenth generation in the Illustrator product line. Performance Stats Logos & Monogram Stationery & Print Campaigns Creating Vector Based Illustrations Graphic Illustrations Brochure Designs Multiple PDF Pages Designing Books Creating Web Graphics Motion Graphics Animation UI Designs Other Graphical Elements Weaknesses Strengths Adobe InDesign Adobe InDesign is used by graphic desi- gners and production artists for print media publications. It is most suitable for creating ID posters, magazine layouts, flyers, brochures, newspapers, books and other periodic publi- cations. InDesign can publish content suita- ble for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and supports export to EPUB and SWF formats. Performance Stats Multiple Page Print Projects Editorial Designs Book Designs Multiple Page Brochures Annual Reports Interactive PDF Documents Newsletters Designs Drawing Objects Creating Illustrations Weaknesses Strengths Epic Battle of the Design Software IllustratorVS InDesign + Cannot Draw Objects + No Master Pages + No Defined Page Numbers + No Raster File Output Support + Cannot Create Images - No Filters Hits + Best For Illustrations + Great For Designing + Superior Type Wrapping Tools + Element Linking From Hard Drive + Supports Raster File Output Wins PhotoshopVS Illustrator + Limited Vector Support - No Multiple Page Support → No Dynamic Linking For Import + Cannot Handle Pixel Art Hits + No Photo Editing + Superior Photo Enhancing - Precise Pixel Based UI Designs + Straight Forward Layers + Easier Element Organization + Superior Vector Support + Better Page Layout + Special Effects + Supports Multiple Page Output Wins → Importing Graphics Support + Exports .EPS file formats better + Superior Text Quality and Layout InDesign VS Photoshop ID + Cannot Links Elements + Limited Filter Effects - No Image Creation + No Photo Editing - No Support for Multiple pages + No XML Support Hits - No Support for .Al & .ESP data + Vector based Output + Links Elements + Filter effects + Supports Multiple Pages + Supports XML & Vectors + Imports Al and .ESP Vector Data - Native Format file Output - Photo Editing + Image Creation Wins + Web Template Creation Performance Comparison Project Description Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Photo Enhancing Editing Photos for Print Editing Photos for Web х Creating Icons for Web Create Images for Web Create Images with Text х Create a Website Design Limited Create a Document for Print Create a Document for Web e Create a Multiple Page Layout х Limited Supports Vectors Limited Easy Import of Graphics Superior Text & Layout Creating Multiple page PDF х Creating a Book Layout Outputs File in Vector Format Outputs File in Raster Format Link Elements from Hard Drive Filter Effects Limited Imports Ai & .EPS Limited While all these are design related software, users must remember to pick a software according to its capacity and usage. Where InDesign is best suited for print projects, Photoshop is preferred for Photo manipulation and Illustrator for Vector bases images and Logo designing. Remember that each software has its limitations. Sources: Created By: Logo Snap by Guru Corporation Graphic & Web Design Senvices

Battle of 3 Popular Graphic Design Software

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