There are lots of graphic designing software programmes that people use to learn the basics of designing and create an excellent design, but not all software are of industry standard. Professionals tend to use only 4 or 5 well-known software. The main reason is to show their own talent, uniqueness, and creativity rather than designing something in an already available template. To make your designing task easier, I am sharing some insights about the industry standard software and their updated features.
Photoshop This software has been serving graphic designers for more than 25 years and is still the most preferred one in the market. Though Photoshop is used to create a basic design structure for digital platforms,it still is used by the amateurs to edit and manipulate the photos. Important features of Photoshop are listed below Layers You may know that you can edit, design and manipulate an image on different layers in Photoshop. Photoshop’s updated version allows you to blend and stretch all the layers at the same time. With layer styles options you can either select different styles for different layers or the same style for all the layers.
Important features of Illustrator are listed belowPuppet Warp This tool tends to make the transformation of a vector image more natural. There are pins that you can add, move and rotate in any particular part of an image so that, only that part twists or turns.
Indesign Indesign is used when there is a necessary to create multi-page layouts or master layouts. It is widely used for creating printed materials such as Business cards, Posters, Brochures, Newsletters, Books etc. Integration of Typekit Indesign being used mostly for print materials now has more than 700 fonts. Indesign CC allows you to choose from a variety of fonts with a similar type. For example, you can search ‘Italics’ and the fonts that are relevant to your search will appear below.
CorelDraw CorelDraw is slightly similar to illustrator however, it is was created as a drawing tool. CorelDraw is used for designing printing materials as it has a high-quality print image. It is recommended for beginners since it is very easy to use. Tools Live Sketch tool has been enhanced to bring in more accuracy. The tool with which you can create freehand vector curves has been adjusted to refine your input strokes. The Block Shadow tool despite allowing you to add shadows to the vector image allows you to change the direction and the depth of the shadows.