Adobe: The Graphic Designer’s Dream Package
Since Macromedia was bought be Adobe in 2006, no package has come close to the design and publishing programs that are offered by Adobe’s CS3 Suite. Including drawing, illustration, animation, web design, and assembly programs, Adobe is definitely the software package of the century, coming close only to Microsoft’s Office. Integrated in the Adobe CS3 Suite are the valuable applications of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Indesign.
Other than Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop is the only program that is known and used widely by the public. Known to most as merely Photoshop, this program is a bitmap editing software, which is very useful to edit all types of images and photos. This bitmap manipulation program is a high-quality image editor, based primarily on image selection. Photoshop is used to create bitmap and raster graphics for use in a variety of industries. Adobe Photoshop is especially widely used in the video industry, creating effects and shots for many commercial videos. Adobe Photoshop can also be used in a domestic setting, more commonly in the version of Photoshop Elements.
Adobe Illustrator is another one of Adobe’s great creative applications, as a part of their innovative design suite. Adobe Illustrator can be used for Illustration and Drawing, using brushes and pens to facilitate the process of freehand illustration. Illustrator is a vector-based program, unlike the bitmap program of Adobe Photoshop. This means that whether it is enlarged or not, the quality of the drawing will stay the same. Illustrator is widely used to create digital logos for websites and production packages.
Also one of Macromedia’s original applications, Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional web development program, which can be used to create web pages without the knowledge of profuse HTML code. Though Adobe Dreamweaver’s web pages use a larger amount of memory, it incorporates a better sense of technology, making websites look glazed and superior.
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing program, used for the assembly and creation of quality designed publications. Adobe InDesign is compared to its competitor, QuarkXPress. While making use of Adobe’s PDF format, Adobe Indesign is also compared alongside its successor, Adobe PageMaker. This assembly application can be used to easily put documents together in a well-designed fashion, incorporating text, images, and other components. Adobe Indesign is very important in the bundle of Adobe’s Creative Suite.