Adobe Graphic Design Programs December 20, 2015
Have you every wondered how an animated commercial is created? Or have you every wondered how the gecko in the GIECO commercials was created? We see designs everyday and don’t often think about the amount of time that gets put into them. Below I will cover three of the most Adobe programs used by graphic designers.
Photoshop: Photoshop is probably the most popular program used by graphic designers, artists, and photographers. There are many different effects that can be applied to one’s art by using Photoshop. Photoshop is mainly a photo-editing program that allows you to make touch-ups or work on something that has already been created – for example, a photograph. While Photoshop can be used to create art from scratch, it is often not the best choice.
Illustrator: Illustrator is an Adobe program that is used by graphic designers to start their work from the beginning. Illustrator allows you to make vector objects (resizable objects that won’t loose their resolution) that can be easily edited over and over until you get what you want. Illustrator is personally my go to Adobe program because I find it easiest to create vector objects that appear clean and can be re-edited. Most logos and illustrations such as the gecko in the GIECO commercials are created using illustrator.
InDesign: InDesign is a great program for creating layouts and spreads. If you are looking to create a book with numerous pages, InDesign will be your program. With InDesign, you can create layouts to place images and text so that you know what your final product will look like. InDesign helps to create documents to have the same format by using a grid structure that helps line up your work. You can think of InDesign as a program that can be used to create wireframes. This is the last program visited by a graphic designer to put a project’s pieces together.
While I only talked about a few parts of each program listed above, there are many other amazing features these programs have. Adobe has released many different programs that allow graphic designers to stretch their imagination and design outside of the ordinary. If you have any specific questions about the programs I have mentioned, please let me know.0