Design Wars of Popular Graphic Software

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Software Comparison

Quite often we see newbie and amateur graphic designers using Adobe software for a variety of projects without the slightest idea about the strengths and weaknesses of each tool. While Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are amazing tools, designers need to be aware of the application of each tool before applying them for specific purposes.

Knowing the purpose of each software will give you an edge over the designers who do not have this knowledge. To make things a little easier for newbie designers we created an infographic that aims at providing basic know-how about each software along with its strengths and weaknesses.

Long Story Short…

Photoshop is best for photo editing and for creating website layouts. It create pixel based images and should only be used for creating images/content that needs to be published on web only.

Illustrator is best for creating scalable images. It is a vector based program and best for creating logos, flyers, brochures, graphic illustrations and stationery design etc.

InDesign is for anything related to the print business online and offline. It caters to content as well, which is why it is best for designing magazines, newsletters and interactive PDF documents etc.

Note: Information provided in the infographic below & the opinions expressed here are solely for educational purposes and not necessarily held by

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An active blogger, editor and creative writer for, Sana is an art buff who likes to stay ahead of design trends. She is helping educate both graphic designers and small business owners on how to effectively market themselves online.

4 thoughts on “Design Wars of Popular Graphic Software

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