LR Tips Choosing Which Graphic Design Program to Use


Senior Member
Sep 27, 2006
One of the things a lot of graphic designer struggle with is what tool to use in a specific situation. Too often, folks rely on their default program of choice (usually Adobe Photoshop), although this may not be the best program to use in given situation.   Different situations call for you to use different apps to produce the results that you want. For example, one case where you should use Adobe Illustrator instead of Photoshop is logo design. While it’s true that Photoshop is capable of producing vector graphics, this is not its native function. Illustrator, on the other hand deals vector graphics as its main function, and as a result it has more tools to appropriately produce scalable logos. And making artwork that can scale to any size is one of the fundamentals in logo design.  Photoshop is appropriate to use for photo editing, photo manipulation, and composite artwork. Illustrator is best suited to logo design, certain aspects of branding, scalable vector graphic artwork, technical illustration, typography, and pattern-making. Adobe InDesign is best suited for jobs like print work, packaging, magazine layouts, and e-publishing. Combining the power of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign There are also times when you [...]


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