I belong to a lot of design forums and Facebook Groups and the question I see more often than I care to think about is “which app should I use to do X?” Should I design a logo in Photoshop, build an ad in Illustrator or InDesign, etc.
If you’re new in the graphic design field, or just never used Adobe’s Creative Cloud applications, take a look at this 30-minute video from Adobe Evangelist Terry White.
There are always exceptions to every rule, but in general:
- Photoshop is for photo editing.
- Illustrator is for logo design & custom illustration.
- All the pieces should be brought into InDesign for layout and export to Acrobat PDF files.
The ONLY design rule that (in my opinion) has absolutely no exception: Design your logo in Illustrator. You’ll thank me later.