Use Adobe Creative Suite

The Adobe Creative Suite is a designer’s software playground. The suite includes applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash.

The Creative Suite is designed to meet the needs of print, Web and multimedia designers, and the applications within the suite work together. Designers can prepare files in one application to be opened or exported to another application.

For example, if a designer is working on a project for a local zoo that involves creating a logo, poster, brochure, and website. The designer can use the applications in the Adobe Creative Suite to complete the project.


1. Photoshop is an image editing application. In Photoshop, designers can resize, retouch, refocus and combine images, manage color and even apply effects and filters to images they want to use for the zoo project. Although Photoshop is for editing photos, it also could be use to create the poster and design and layout the web pages for the zoo website.

2. Illustrator is a drawing application. Illustrator is the best application for creating a logo for the zoo. The logo can be resized without distortion. But Illustrator also would be the best application to use for producing the poster for the zoo. Text is much easier to manipulate in Illustrator than in Photoshop.

3. InDesign is a layout application. InDesign can be used to produce your poster as well. But it’s better used to produce the zoo brochure. InDesign allows designers to add several pages. Photoshop and Illustrator weren’t created for multiple pages. In addition to brochures, InDesign can be used to lay out books, catalogs, newsletters and other kinds of print media that require several pages.

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4. Dreamweaver is the web design and development application. If web pages were designed and images edited in Photoshop, those can be inserted into html pages you create in Dreamweaver.

5. Flash is the multimedia application that streams animation or allows the viewer to interact with what’s happening on a web page. Some websites are built entirely using Flash. The application also is used to produce ads and to embed video into web pages.