Which Adobe Program Do You Need?
Adobe is one of the leading sellers of programmes people use on a day-to-day basis. Whether it is to write code, create a video or edit a photo, Adobe can be seen everywhere. But have you actually thought about what each Adobe program is and what they’re used for? In this blog, we will be discussing how each Adobe program is used and what they do.
Adobe Photoshop is one of the leading Adobe software that is currently being used worldwide. Photoshop is software that is the world’s best for image creation and graphic design. Photoshop is an industry standard for image manipulation. The program has been used for so long that it’s now become a verb. For example, it can be said that an image has been ‘photoshopped’ instead of ‘edited’.
Photoshop is different from other photo editing software. Photoshop allows you to see any of the changes you make through a layer-based editing system. This will allow you to edit or create an image while making it with multiple layers. As well as using a layer-based editing system, Photoshop creates and edits images by using pixels. This is different from other Adobe programs, as Adobe Illustrator uses vectors when creating images/graphics. Another reason why Adobe Photoshop is different from other photo editing software is that it will allow you to work in 3D not just in 2D. This feature will allow you to create something that will add an extra effect to the graphic you are creating.
Adobe Illustrator is a program that is specific to illustration. Illustrator allows you to create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web pages, and video. Whereas Photoshop is pixel-based, Illustrator uses vectors. As Illustrator uses vectors, this allows people to create logos, illustrations and graphics that look cleaner than using pixel-based software, e.g. Photoshop. With the help of vector-based graphics, people will be able to create images the size they want and if they need to enlarge them, the quality of the image/graphic they have created doesn’t change. If people were to do this with an image they have created within Photoshop, the graphic they have created will lose some quality due to the pixels.
Where Photoshop and Illustrator focus on graphic design or images, InDesign focuses on layouts and design. Whether you work within a print or social media, InDesign can help to create interesting layouts that you can use. Where Photoshop and Illustrator use either vectors or pixels, InDesign can work with both. This means when moving something onto InDesign from Photoshop or Illustrator, the quality will not change. InDesign allows you to create different layouts that you can use within the different aspects of your business. For example, it can help to design flyers, posters, brochures, annual reports, magazines, or even books. With the different tools, InDesign allows you to use, you can create multicolumn pages that feature stylish typography, graphics, images or tables. Aside from doing offline media design, InDesign also allows you to create digital publications that can connect with your audience in different ways. These can be through digital magazines, eBooks and interactive online documents. Now you can grab the attention of your audience with the help of audio, video, slideshows and even animations.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the leading video editing software that is being used for film, TV and the web. With the help of the different tools within the program, you will be able to polish up the video you have taken. With the help of integration, with other programs, you will be able to work on different areas of your video with the help of programs without leaving Premiere Pro. Some of the programs Premiere Pro works with are; After Effects, Audition, and Stock.
Adobe Premiere Rush
Adobe Premiere Rush is like Premiere Pro, but while being able to take videos on your mobile phone, you can edit them on the go. This program allows you to edit your video on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer/laptop while offering you the chance to post your video straight on your social media channels. With the built-in camera functionality, it will allow you to take pro-quality videos on your mobile devices. While it allows you to take videos on your mobile phone, it can also allow you to edit your videos on it. To do this, the editing process is easy, with the help of simple tools for colour, sound, motion graphics and more.
Want to make your video stand out from the rest? With the help of Adobe After Effect, this is the tool that can do it. After Effects is a software people within different industries use. For example, these can be designers, animators, and compositors. Each of these uses After Effects to create motion graphics and visual effects for the web, video and more. Here are some things you can edit on After Effects:
- Add Different Animations on Text: these can be titles, credits or any other text you want to animate
- Add Effects: After Effects works with both videos and images so you can combine them on one piece of work or keep them separate.
- Animation: where you want the whole video as an animation After Effects can help you there. Ever want to create a cartoon? Now you can.
Adobe Stock is a stock of content which you can use on your creations. This means you don’t need to try to search for your content on the internet you can use it on your creations. Adobe Stock allows you to get assets for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro. Connecting straight to your Adobe Creative Cloud app, you won’t have to worry about wasting time to get things from the internet and get it on the program you are using. From Stock, you will be able to search through high-quality images, graphics, videos, 3D assets and other collections. Aside from getting all of those, you can get access to templates that will be creating graphics, designs and videos faster than before.
Adobe offers a wide range of programs that allow anyone to be creative. Whether you are interested in video editing or graphic design, Adobe can help you to get started. If you want to find out what other programs they offer, please check out their website.
Adobe Programs Working Together:
The plus side of using Adobe programs is that some programs integrate with one another. This means that you can create work on one software and you can add more bits to it on different software. For example, if you create something on Illustrator, but you want to do something to it, you bring the thing that you were working on into Photoshop or InDesign. This integration between different software allows you to explore and add different elements to the thing you are creating. This will also give you an edge to make your work better than your competitors.
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Written by: Amy Massey